Local Government Awareness Week

UBCM, in partnership with CivicInfo BC and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, presents British Columbia Local Government Awareness Week, which will run May 12-18, 2024.

This is an ongoing initiative with the goal 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.

An Asset Management Awareness Day has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 15.  This day will help to highlight the importance of sound asset management practices.  Local governments strive to deliver services sustainably, and work to ensure that current community service needs, and how those services are delivered, do not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs through sound asset management practices.

UBCM is working with the provincial government on a new Proclamation for 2024.  Once available, it will be posted below.

2023 Proclamation

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The Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District produced a video on Local Government Awareness Week. 

Submit examples of promotional efforts being made by your community that you would like to share with the wider UBCM membership.  Please contact Jamee Justason, Resolutions and Policy Analyst at jjustason@ubcm.ca or 604 270 8226 ext. 100.