Penn State Extension has cancelled its scheduled Lebanon edition of Toss Your Hat in the Ring training, but organizers are encouraging interested parties to sign up for the webinar version instead.
The biggest difference between the webinar and the in-person version is that the webinar will not feature a local panel. Otherwise, the content is the same, focusing on the nuts and bolts of running for local office, like petitions, financial reporting, and other facets of getting on the ballot.
The webinar will be held twice on Tuesday, February 1, at 12:00pm and 7:00pm. The cost is $25.
Although the Lebanon County in-person training was cancelled due to low registration, an event remains on the calendar for neighboring Berks County. The Lebanon County event had been scheduled for next week.
Toss Your Hat trainings are held by Penn State Extension every other year to correspond with off-year municipal elections.
The webinar will be taught by Judy Chambers, an economic and community development instructor based in Adams County. Chambers has more than a decade of experience as a municipal manager in Boonsboro, MD and Mercersburg, PA.