Serving your community can be a rewarding experience. There are many good reasons to run for office—you might run to be actively involved in the local decision-making process, contribute your experience and knowledge to the community, address issues or lead change in your community.

Elected officials are entrusted with making decisions that directly affect the daily lives of residents, families, local business owners and many others in the local community. That's why these videos are great for all citizens, not just prospective candidates.

These videos provide answers to questions that candidates may have before making the decision to put their name forward for election. After watching the videos, read more Colwood Election Information at

Characteristics of Effective Locally Elected Officials

What is Local Government?

Testing Your Readiness for Local Office

Local Government Decision Making

Roles and Responsibilities of a Locally Elected Official