There has been a huge show of interest for the three elected board member positions for the new South East Local Land Services (SE LLS) with five local Monaro canditates putting up their hands.
The five local candidates contesting the board positions are Stuart Burge of Cooma, Ian McGufficke, Cooma, Edward Rowley, Moonbah, Thomas Ross, Shannons Flat and Dean Lynch of Cooma.
SE LLS chair, David Mitchell said there are 36 nominations for the three elected board positions for the SE LLS Board which he describes as "a great result".
"The high number of candidates demonstrates the level of interest from community members in wanting to shape the Local Land Services model," Mr Mitchell said.
The Express approached the local candidates who were invited to send in information about themselves and why they are standing for the board positions.
Only three candidates could be contacted and one candidate declined.
Mr Mitchell said the LLS board elections will provide producers and land managers enrolled to vote with an opportunity to select representatives who will contribute to driving service delivery to local communities across the region."
"The SE LLS board is committed to achieving new standards of customer service and establishing Local Community Advisory Groups to enable customers to have a say in how their LLS operates," he said.
Mr Mitchell said voting is now underway and will close at 5 pm on 12 March.
He advised that voters need to allow adequate postage time to ensure their vote is received by this deadline.
The election results will be declared on Friday, 14 March 2014.
The following is information supplied to the Express by the candidates or taken from the SE LLS website.