Aspiring local politicians can officially throw their hat into the ring, as the nomination period for this fall’s municipal election opened on Monday morning.

“Running for Guelph city council, or a school trustee position, is a great way to make a difference in the community,” said Stephen O’Brien, city clerk, in a news release. “Council members help foster an open municipal democratic process, build trust in local government and represent community interests through council decisions.”

The first person registered for the election was Thai Mac for Ward 1, O’Brien confirmed via email.

Source: GuelphToday