UBCM Issues RFP to Host 2014 Convention

UBCM is issuing a 2014 Host Community Request for Proposals for September 22—26, 2014.

The 2014 Convention dates are impacted by UBCM policy that requests moving local government elections from the third Saturday in November to the third Saturday in October. During his January meeting with the UBCM Executive, Minister Bennett indicated that the Province plans to include this request as part of the elections legislation package for the fall of 2013.

Consequently, the UBCM Executive conveyed that while they continue to support the date change, they would ask that the Province propose that it take effect for the 2017 local government elections, not 2014. This would ensure that the September 2014 dates are not in conflict, and would provide local governments with adequate time to prepare to implement the new legislation. This request was in recognition that the recommendations from the Elections Task Force were announced in May 2010, and that UBCM had hoped there would have been an earlier opportunity within the legislative calendar to bring amendments forward.

We ask that communities interested in hosting submit their proposals by Friday, March 15, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

Meta Navigation