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For Council & Board Agendas: What’s Top of Mind for Tuesday Forums?

Tuesday, September 26 is Forum Day at UBCM Convention. Whether you are an electoral area director, urban 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 emailing your topic requests by Friday, August 11.

Elected officials and senior staff tell us that the Tuesday forums consistently provide practical solutions and innovative ideas to address specific challenges, while enabling attendees to build working relationships with those who have already put solutions into practice.

UBCM values the diversity amongst our members and, to meet your needs, dedicates Tuesday morning to bringing together similar local governments for peer-driven problem solving. The four forums were created at the request of the membership, and 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.

Members like you drive the agendas for each forum. Tell us about challenges or hot-button issues you are facing in your communities – odds are, other local governments are dealing with similar issues. 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.

Email your questions, ideas and success stories by Friday August 11, 2017 to UBCM staff as follows:

Forum UBCM Contact
Small Talk Forum Bhar Sihota, Policy Analyst
Large Urban Communities Forum Marie Crawford, General Manager, Richmond Operations
Electoral Area Directors' Forum Marylyn Chiang, 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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