RCMP Contract committee welcomes nominations

UBCM is currently looking to appoint local government representatives from RCMP policed jurisdictions to the British Columbia Local Government Contract Management Committee (LGCMC). Interested local government elected officials and senior staff members have until March 12, 2021 to apply for nine LGCMC vacancies.

The LGCMC Terms of Reference stipulates that the Committee consist of representatives from local governments policed by the RCMP. Appointments will be made for terms of two or three years. Due to the variable term appointment structure, all nine positions are vacant for the coming year. The following categories require local government appointments:

  • Five representatives from local governments with a population over 15,000, including:
    • Two from outside the Lower Mainland RCMP District;
    • Two from the Lower Mainland RCMP District, but within Metro Vancouver;
    • One from the Lower Mainland RCMP District, but outside Metro Vancouver.
  • Two representatives from local governments with a population between 5,000 and 15,000;
  • One representative from a regional district; and,
  • One representative from a local government with a population under 5,000.

If upon the conclusion of the appointment process one or more member categories remain vacant due to a lack of candidates who meet all criteria, these positions will be filled through the remaining pool of applicants.

The LGCMC is a forum for consultation, analysis and communication between local governments, RCMP and the Province regarding the management of the Agreement under which the RCMP provide local police services in BC. The Committee is mandated to analyze and respond to changes proposed by the federal government and/or RCMP.

The Committee will hold at least two meetings per year, to be held virtually (during the COVID-19 pandemic) or at UBCM’s Richmond Office. Elected officials shall be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with UBCM policy.

Interested parties may contact Bhar Sihota, UBCM Senior Policy Analyst, by March 12, 2021. The UBCM Executive will look to make the LGCMC appointments at an upcoming meeting.

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