External Committees & Working Groups

This page lists UBCM's active engagement with external committees and working groups related to community safety.

UBCM appoints local government elected officials and senior staff to these external committees and working groups, to provide local government perspectives on issues that significantly impact local governments. The appointees provide updates to the UBCM Executive and its working committees. Often, the UBCM appointee to an external working group will be called on to collaborate with representatives from a wide range of sectors, including other orders of government; Crown corporations; the business community; or non-profit organizations.

Current Vacancies

PRIMECorp BC – Local Government Representative

Nominations are being sought for two UBCM representatives on the PRIMECorp BC Board of Directors. The successful applicants, subject to approval by the Board, will serve among three UBCM representatives. Nominations will be accepted until the appointments are made.

PRIMECorp is the organization that manages PRIME-BC, the information management system used by police agencies to access data and critical information. A ten-member Board of Directors composed of senior police officials and representatives from local and provincial governments oversees PRIMECorp. The Board is responsible for the organization’s strategic direction, as well as its financial and operational results.

Nominations are open to local government senior staff members and elected officials. Expenses associated with attending these meetings shall be the responsibility of the nominating local government.

Interested individuals are asked to contact Bhar Sihota, UBCM Policy Analyst.

Active Appointments

Advisory Committee on Provincial Policing Standards
Dave Critchley, Director Public Safety & Community Services, City of Burnaby
Bhar Sihota, Policy Analyst, UBCM

BC Access to Justice Committee

BC Local Government RCMP Contract Management Committee
Vacant – UBCM Co-Chair
Dave Critchley, Director Public Safety & Community Services, City of Burnaby
Paul Gill, CAO, City of Maple Ridge
Milo Macdonald, CAO, City of Williams Lake
Mayor Chris Pieper, City of Armstrong
Mayor Al Siebring, District of North Cowichan
Mike Younie, Deputy CAO, District of Mission

Operation Lifesaver BC (formerly the BC Provincial Committee on Rail Safety)

BC RCMP Municipal Companion Document Working Group
Paul Gill, CAO, City of Maple Ridge – Co-Chair
Cecilia Achiam, Director Administration & Compliance, City of Richmond
Dave Critchley, Director Public Safety & Community Services, City of Burnaby
Kam Grewal, Manager of Corporate Audit, City of Surrey
Bhar Sihota, Policy Analyst, UBCM
Scott Sommerville, CAO, City of Kimberley

BC Road Safety Strategy: Education & Awareness Committee
Samantha Piper, Public Safety Specialist, City of Chilliwack

BC Road Safety Strategy: Safe Roads & Communities Committee
Will Beaty, Security & Crime Prevention Coordinator, Metro Vancouver

BC Road Safety Strategy: Steering Committee
Mike McNabb

BC Seismic Safety Council
Shaun Koopman, Protective Services Coordinator, Strathcona Regional District

Joint Provincial-Local Government Committee on Cannabis Regulation (JCCR)
Mayor Maja Tait, District of Sooke
Councillor Brian Frenkel, District of Vanderhoof
Chris Coates, City Clerk, City of Victoria
Kevin Cormack, CAO, City of Nelson
Kathryn Holm, Chief Licence Inspector, City of Vancouver
Dave Jones, Business Licence Inspector, City of Kamloops
Gary MacIsaac, Executive Director, UBCM
Peter Monteith, CAO, City of Chilliwack
Terry Waterhouse, Director of Public Safety, City of Surrey
Ian Wells, GM, Planning and Development, City of Prince George

Local Government Working Group on Liquor Policy
Bhar Sihota, Policy Analyst, UBCM – Co-Chair
Kim Deighton, Manager Licensing & Integrated Services, City of New Westminster
Carli Edwards, Manager Licensing & Customer Service, City of Richmond
Cathy Joe, Liquor Licence Coordinator, City of Vancouver
Ryan Morhart, Manager Permits & Inspections, City of Victoria
Lee-Anne Pitcairn, Senior Planner, City of Surrey
Frank Savage, Planner, Resort Municipality of Whistler
Lisa Scott, Planner, City of Burnaby
Ryan Smith, Community Planning Department Manager, City of Kelowna
Mandy Stanker, Planner, City of Prince George
David Stewart, Environmental Planner, City of Nanaimo
Cornelia Sussmann, Policy Analyst, City of Vancouver
Mike Watson, Planning Technician, City of New Westminster

PRIME-BC Board of Directors
David Stuart, CAO, District of North Vancouver

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