Which Forum is For You? Topics Invited for 2013 Convention

Tuesday September 17th 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. UBCM values the diversity within our membership and, to meet your needs, dedicates Tuesday morning to bring together similar local governments for peer-driven problem solving.

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.

Created at the request of the membership, the four Tuesday Forums are customized for specific types of local governments:

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 – 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.

Your questions, ideas and success stories are welcomed prior to Monday, August 5, 2013. Please submit them to UBCM as follows:

Forum UBCM Contact
Small Talk Forum
Reiko Tagami
Information & Resolutions Coordinator
Large Urban Communities Forum Ken Vance
Senior Policy Advisor
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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