Interested in running for local public office? Learn more at May 17 campaign coffee

Julie Reichle

Voters dropped ballots off by foot and by car in the ballot box on Highland Way in the March 2024 election.

Are you an active community leader with vast talents you would love to put to work to make our community and schools a better place to learn, live and grow? Have you ever considered running for public office but don’t know where to start? 

Whether you’ve always dreamed of running for office or thought that would never be you, there’s a place and a path for everyone. Our city and schools need you! And we’re here to show you how and to support you on your journey. 

During the November 2024 election cycle, the Piedmont Unified School District will have three openings as Board Member Cory Smegal will be termed out and Board Members Veronica Anderson Thigpen and Hilary Cooper are eligible for reelection. The Piedmont City Council will have two openings as Mayor Jen Cavenaugh will be termed out and Council Member Conna McCarthy is eligible for reelection.

Please join us to learn more about what it’s like to serve your community in elected office Friday May 17 at 9 a.m. RSVP to Jennifer Long ( for location details. If you can’t make it at this time, but would like to learn more, please contact us to set-up a one-on-one conversation at your convenience.

If you know someone you think would be great, please tell them you see their potential and send them our way.

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