How to run for city council event

By Danielle Coots - For the News-Current

BEAVERCREEK — City Council Member Brian Jarvis will be hosting a free special instructional presentation on how to run for city council “So you Want to Run for City Council” 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, June 5 in the newly expanded Beavercreek Library conference room, 3618 Dayton-Xenia Road.

“I was talking to one of the managers at the library and she said that she would like to add to her informational series something political but not controversial,” Jarvis said. “So we came up with this idea.”

Have you ever thought of yourself as being a member of City Council? Brian Jarvis will be discussing what it takes to run a campaign for a seat and the things that should be considered when running.

“I think it’ll be exciting, engaging and interactive,” Jarvis said. “Hopefully, this will help elevate some fear and generate more interest in running for City Council.”

Whether you are looking to inquire about openings outside of Beavercreek, that’s okay. The information will apply whether looking for seats in Fairborn, Xenia, Bellbrook or in Sugarcreek Township.

Three Beavercreek City Council members terms expire at the end of this year; namely, Brian Jarvis, Debborah Wallace and Chad Whilding. Each of their terms began in 2014.

“I think the class is an excellent idea. I know when I ran, I had no idea what I was doing,” Councilwoman Melissa Litteral said. “I think we should do more of things like this at the library because it is such a wonderful part of the community.”

Registration is required for this free event. Reserve your seat on the Beavercreek Library website by clicking the event on the library’s calendar of events or by visiting or by calling the library directly at 937-352-4001.

By Danielle Coots

For the News-Current

Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.

Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.