Candidate School

School is back in session!

SUMA's Candidate School returns in 2024.

Candidate school is an opportunity for potential municipal election candidates to learn about being an elected official.

If there are individuals in your municipality who have expressed an interest in municipal politics and running for council we encourage you to invite them to participate in the virtual Candidate School for your sector.

We ask that you share the invitation publicly using the promotional poster and invitation to residents that SUMA will provide, and share our social media posts about the event on your municipalities social media channels.

Times and Dates

Resort Villages

Municipal Governance 101: Resort Villages & Resort Village Hall

June 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SUMA is seeking your support in promoting this workshop to citizens of your municipality. We have provided text for you to use on a variety of platforms, a web graphic to be used online, and a printable poster.

Are you a potential candidate? Learn more and register here.



Northern Municipalities

Municipal Governance 101: Northern Municipalities & Northern Municipal Hall

August 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Resources coming soon!


Cities, Towns, and Villages

Municipal Governance 101 for Cities, Towns, and Villages

September 11, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Resources coming soon!


Town Hall

September 17, 6:30 - 7:30


Village Hall

September 18, 6:30 - 7:30


City Hall

September 19, 6:30 - 7:30