City Candidates Hit the Classroom

By: Caroline Porter Email
By: Caroline Porter Email

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Local candidates for office received a crash course in city politics today.

"Candidate School" offered a workshop for city council and school board hopefuls at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

About 20 people attended the workshop, "You've Filed - Now What?" where Robert's Rules of Order, consensus-building, and visioning was discussed.

It was the second session of the "Candidate School" initiative. January's workshop focused on campaigning basics and registering for candidacy.

The program grew out of the Heartland Visioning community initiative to improve Topeka at a grassroots level. Organizers hope Candidate School will educate government officials to better serve the area.

Heartland Visioning's executive director William Beteta said residents asked for greater collaboration and clairvoyance in city council.

Sponsors include Bartlett & West, Greater Topeka Chamber, 13 News WIBW-TV, Community Resources Council, LWV and the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library.

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