Registration Extended for EA Directors’ Forum

Registration for the Electoral Area Directors’ (EAD) Forum has been extended until January 17th, 2020. The Forum will be held on February 4 and 5, 2020 at the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC. 

The Electoral Area Directors' Forum focuses on issues of concern to electoral area directors and provides an opportunity to discuss common problems and share potential solutions to the problems identified. The conference is open to electoral area directors and their alternates, regional district chairs, and regional district staff.

If you are staying at the hotel, please book your room under the LGLA/UBCM block for a discounted rate by calling (604) 279-8384.

To date, the following are the confirmed topics and speakers for the Forum: 

-      Community Safety Amendment Act (Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General)

-      Emergency Program Act (EMBC)

-      Community Resiliency Investment Program Update (Yana Stratemeyer and Kelly Osbourne, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations)  

-      Agriculture Panel (Honourable Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture; Kim Grout, ALC)

-      Mayor Maja Tait, UBCM President

-      Affordable Housing and Short Term Rentals (Gord Enemark, Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Regina Sadilkova, Director of Development Services, Thompson-Nicola Regional District)

-      Third Party Service Providers (Brant Felker, Gas Tax Policy and Program Manager, UBCM)

-      Emergency Health Services: Collaborative Agreements (BCEHS) 

UBCM would like to thank Lidstone and Company for sponsoring the lunch on February 4th; and Young Anderson for sponsoring the evening reception.

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