Alberni mayor among 80 attending BC Mayors’ Caucus

Port Alberni Mayor John Douglas was in Penticton this week along with 79 other B.C. mayors for a meeting of the municipal minds.

Mayor John Douglas of Port Alberni (left) and Mayor John Henderson of Sechelt participate in the inaugural BC Mayors' Caucus happening in Penticton

Vibrant communities make up the fabric of British Columbia.  From large urban centres to small rural towns, BC’s strength is defined by the strength of its communities.  Healthy communities are an essential foundation to ensure the continued social, economic and cultural growth of the Province as a whole.  Despite the fact that municipalities play a leading role in our province, at no time have the challenges facing local government been greater.  That is why more than 80 mayors from across BC are meeting in Penticton from May 16–18 for the inaugural BC Mayors’ Caucus.

The goals of the caucus include:

Information sharing on common issues facing municipalities in British Columbia;

To forge policy agreements to bring forward to the federal and provincial governments;

To explore means of mutual support in the delivery of municipal services;

To seek economic benefits through shared resources; and

To pursue joint economic development.

Topics on the agenda include:

A New Deal for BC Communities;

Building BC’s Economy;

Moving Forward.

The BC Mayors’ Caucus is structured after successful models across North America and Europe including the Alberta Mayors’ Caucus, the Big Cities Mayors’ Caucus (Canada), Atlantic Mayors’ Congress (Canada), Metropolitan Mayors’ Caucus (United States) and the Summit of Mayors (EU).

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