For Council & Board Agendas: Input Sought for Convention Forums

Tuesday, September 27 is Forum Day at UBCM Convention. Whether you are an electoral area director, city mayor, councillor from a small community, or from somewhere in-between, UBCM has the right forum for you. Help shape the agendas for this year’s Forums by sharing your topic requests by Monday August 8, 2016.

Elected officials and senior staff tell us that the Tuesday Forums consistently provide practical, peer driven solutions for the challenges facing B.C.’s communities.  Created at the request of the membership, the four Tuesday Forums are customized for specific types of local government:

  • The Small Talk Forum unites the collective brainpower of communities with populations under 5,000.
  • The Large Urban Communities Forum resonates with larger municipalities that face particularly urban concerns.
  • The unique concerns of regional district electoral areas focus the discussion at the Electoral Area Directors' Forum.
  • Communities in the 5,000 to 20,000 population range put their heads together at the Mid-Sized Communities Forum.

The agenda for each Forum is driven by you, the UBCM membership. Tell us about challenges or hot-button issues you are facing in your communities. If you've successfully implemented a new program, or developed a great solution to a long-standing problem, tell us about that too! We'll celebrate your success, and the information you share may give your colleagues a helping – and timely – hand.

Please submit them to UBCM as follows:

Forum UBCM Contact
Small Talk Forum Bhar Sihota, Policy Analyst
Large Urban Communities Forum Marie Crawford, Associate Executive Director
Electoral Area Directors' Forum Josh van Loon, Senior Policy Analyst
Mid-Sized Communities Forum Jared Wright, Director of Advocacy & Government Relations

Remember to select your Tuesday Forum when you register for the UBCM Convention.

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