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Tahoe Chamber to host campaign workshops

The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce will host a three-part series of campaign workshops in preparation for the local elections in November. The workshops will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday May 5, 12 and 19 the Tahoe Chamber Conference room.

The Tahoe Chamber is presenting this series to empower potential future leaders and their campaign team members. Participants will learn what it takes to run an effective campaign.

The first session on May 5, “What is public service and why should I run?” will focus on economic and environmental Issues and what types of public offices are available and how to get involved. Panel speakers will include Dr. Jill Derby, former regent of the Nevada System of Higher Education and former state party chairman for the Nevada Democratic party, Julie Regan of TRPA, “B” Gorman of Tahoe Chamber, Hal Cole, city council member, Nancy McDermid, Douglas County commissioner, Norma Santiago, El Dorado County Supervisor and Tom Davis, former city council member.

The May 12 session, “Developing a Winning Campaign,” will cover campaign regulations and ethics, as well as tips for building your team and raising the funds. Panel speakers will include Greta Hambsch, former candidate and Tahoe Chamber Board member, Dennis Crabb of Rollston, Henderson, Crabb & Johnson and Carl Ribaudo of Strategic Marketing Group.

The final session on May 19, “What is takes to win,” will cover topics including identify your demographics, developing and delivering your message, building relationships and trust, and working with the media. Panel speakers will include Steve Davey, chief of staff for Assemblyman Ted Gaines, Cindy Trigg, Douglas County School Board member and Rural Coordinator for Nevada Democratic Party, John Packer of Harrah’s/Harveys and Brooke Laine, former city council member.

The Campaign Workshops are $25 per session or $65 for all three. For more information or to register, call (775) 588-1728 or visit tahoechamber.org.

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