Local Government Awareness Week May 18-24

The Province of British Columbia has proclaimed Local Government Awareness Week (LGAW) to take place May 18-24, 2014 in conjunction with National Public Works Week.

This initiative is a partnership between UBCM, CivicInfo BC and the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. The goal for the week is to generate awareness and educate the public about the roles and responsibilities of local government, and encourage the public to participate in local government processes.

Local Government Awareness Week was re-instated following the endorsement of resolution 2009-A2, which requested that the provincial government work with UBCM and other local government partner organizations to proclaim an annual local government week in British Columbia.

The UBCM Community Excellence Awards will once again include the Best Practices, Civic Engagement category this year. The online application will be announced in the Compass at the end of May – local governments are encouraged to submit their Awareness Week activities for the award.

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