BC Flood and Wildfire Review Meetings

Delegates attending the 2018 EAD and LGLA Forums are invited to meet with Chief Maureen Chapman and Mr. George Abbott, co-chairs of the BC Flood and Wildfire Review. The meetings will take place at the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel between January 30 and February 2, 2018. To secure a meeting time, please contact the Review.

The independent review was commissioned by the Province to examine government plans for, and responses to, flood and wildfire events, with a focus on the 2017 season. It will examine the implementation of both provincial and local government emergency management systems to determine how the Province can improve its governance systems, statutes, regulations, policy, and leadership practices to benefit responses to future emergency events

Between January and March 2018, the review team will meet with community members, regional and local stakeholders, and government and First Nations leaders and officials – all of whom will help shape recommendations on how to better plan for and respond to flood and wildfire events in the future.

Maureen Chapman is a Hereditary Chief of the Skawahlook First Nation and participates on a number of committees with the BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit and Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs.

George Abbott has a long and distinguished career in public service and a wealth of local and provincial government experience. While representing Shuswap in the Legislative Assembly, he served as minister of five different ministries from 2001 to 2012.  

To stay updated about the work of the review team, and the planned community engagement events, please visit us the review webpage.

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