This website is also intended to encourage you to become more formally active in your community by identifying ways in which you can be involved. These include running in the next municipal election scheduled for October 2012, helping someone you know and respect become elected to your municipal council, participating on a municipal committee, volunteering in your community and of course exercising your right to vote. As well there are some tips on helping you to decide if becoming a municipal councillor is right for you and some things to consider when deciding who to vote for.

We believe that the fabric of your municipality is strengthened when you become actively involved. Your municipality receives the benefit of your energy, experience and wisdom and you receive the great satisfaction of knowing that you have made your community a better place to live.

This website has been developed by Dalhousie University’s College of Continuing Education and designed by Les Coleman, Coordinator of the Municipal Website Venture. All of us associated with the development and production of this website are indebted to the department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Province of Nova Scotia for its financial assistance. This website has been made available in French through the generous support of Acadian Affairs.


  • For more information or to comment on this website contact:
  • Jack Novack
  • Professor
  • College of Continuing Education
  • Dalhousie University
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