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November 12, 2013 -

On November 16, several current and former female municipal elected officials will come together to encourage women to get involved in local government.

"This workshop is really about encouraging and empowering more women to consider getting involved in local government, said Kingston City Councillor, Dorothy Hector. "Kingston has been fortunate to have the last two Councils made up of more than 30% women. Our hope is to raise awareness about the impact women have in elected positions."

Speakers include, former Mayor of Kingston, Isabel Turner and former Kingston City Councillor Leonore Foster as well as current City Councillors, Sandy Berg, Dorothy Hector, Lisa Osanic, and Liz Schell. This free workshop is being held in Memorial Hall at Kingston City Hall and includes sessions on: election rules, working with the media, the roles of government and why women should get involved.

8:30 a.m.– 9:00 a.m.



9:00 a.m.– 9:05 a.m.


Town Crier
MC – Karen Pagratis

9:05 a.m.– 9:10 a.m.


Welcome – Deputy Mayor Sandy Berg

9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


Why Should Women Get Involved – Isabel Turner
Former Mayor City of Kingston and Reeve Kingston Township

9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.


Roles of Government – Lisa Osanic, Kingston City Councillor

10:00 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.


Election Rules – Kevin Arjoon, Kingston Deputy City Clerk

10:45 a.m.– 11:15 a.m.


Organizing your Campaign – Dorothy Hector,
Kingston City Councillor + Deputy Mayor Sandy Berg

11:15 a.m.– 11:45 a.m.


Working with the Media – Bill Hutchins, News Anchor CKWS TV

11:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.


Challenges for Women Councillors – Liz Schell, Kingston City Councillor

12:30 p.m.




For more information on the workshop or to register contact Councillor Dorothy Hector at To sign up visit: