An essential step in your development as a community leader and qualified candidate for office is to serve the city on boards and commissions. There is always a shortage of volunteers and you will find yourself welcome by the city leadership. I regularly receive invitations from my city–Plano, Texas:
Plano residents should go to the city’s website for more information. Otherwise go to your city or county website and search for Boards & Commissions. You should do this well in advance of any run for office.