Delegates endorse call to strengthen financial resiliency
UBCM delegates today endorsed Policy Paper #1, Ensuring Local Government Financial Resiliency: Today’s Recovery and Tomorrow’s New Economy. Today's decision follows on a plenary session Tuesday that provided a thorough exploration of the paper from four members of the UBCM Select Committee on Local Government Finance: District of Sooke Mayor Maja Tait, City of Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall, Cariboo Regional District Director Al Richmond and Mike Buda, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Council on Regional Transportation. Read more
Decisions from first 2021 resolutions session
UBCM delegates held the first of two resolutions sessions at the 2021 UBCM convention. The following is a summary of the decisions during today’s proceedings. Read more
UBCM Executive election results
Congratulations to those elected to UBCM Executive in today’s vote. Mayor Ange Qualizza, City of Fernie was elected Second Vice President. Delegates also elected five Directors at Large: Councillor Sadie Hunter, Kamloops; Councillor Gord Klassen (Fort St John); Councillor Amy Lubik (Port Moody); Mayor Sarrah Storey (Fraser Lake); and Mayor Gaby Wickstrom (Port McNeill).
Housing: not just a big city problem
Current trends in housing affordability, the challenges of insufficient data, and considerations on how communities can meet core housing needs were featured in a workshop at the 2021 Convention today. Read more
Interim Leader of the Opposition calls for cooperation
Shirley Bond, Interim Leader of the Opposition BC Liberal Party, applauded the resiliency, innovation and leadership of UBCM delegates in her Convention address Wednesday afternoon. Read more
Join us tomorrow
Be sure to join us tomorrow starting at 9:00 AM PST for Resolutions, and be sure not to miss our Keynote Address, Rick Mercer at 1:00 PM PST. View the full Convention Program online.
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