If you or a family member has ever considered running for office or even just joining a board or commission, then this crash course might be right for you.

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Civic and Public Leadership Academy on Tuesday August 29th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at First United Bank located at 4th and Frankford.

The workshop will be non-partisan in nature and provide a nuts-and-bolts overview of what Lubbock County residents need to know to run for office or how to participate in campaigns for issue-based ballot measures.

Facilitators and guest speakers will include Mike Stevens, co-owner of Action Printing; Kim Davis, owner of Nomiss Communications, City Secretary Becky Garza and many more.

The cost of the workshop is $35. Chamber members will receive a discounted price of $25.

The event is open to any civically-minded citizen of Lubbock County, but registration is required as space is limited.

To register, visit LubbockChamber.com or call (806) 761-7000.

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kyle Jacobson at (806) 761-7000 or kyle.jacobson@lubbockbiz.org.