160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Residents interested in running for local office – the Santa Clarita City Council or water or school boards – are invited to Candidate Academy at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 19 at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce. Candidate Academy is a nonpartisan event at which people interested in running for office will receive information and can ask questions. Among the highlights of the first day of the academy will be a presentation by City Clerk Sharon Dawson, who will discuss the logistics of preparing and filing the paperwork to run for office. Afterward, Scott Wilk will discuss how to form, market and promote a campaign. On the second day, lawyer Hunt Braly will discuss campaign financing. The session will conclude with a panel of elected officials and prior candidates who will discuss their experiences in running for office and answer questions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The chamber office is at 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. The cost is $20 for both nights. For reservations, call Felicia Scorse at (661) 702-6977 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidate Academy is sponsored by the chamber and the Santa Clarita Valley Junior Chamber of Commerce.