NCLGA's 60th AGM & Convention
With the 60th AGM & Convention only days away, preparations are well underway in the City of Prince George.
This year, we received 19 Member resolutions, 3 Executive resolutions, 1 late resolutions, and 3 old resolutions. A sampling of resolutions to be debated at this year's AGM:
- Support for the Forestry Industry -- Cariboo Regional District; City of Williams Lake; City of Quesnel; District of 100 Mile House; District of Wells
- Poverty Reduction Strategy for British Columbia -- City of Terrace
- National Inquiry on Violence Against Indigenous Women -- City of Quesnel
- Increasing Rail Transportation Safety -- NCLGA Board
- Combating Human Trafficking -- NCLGA Board
A full list of the 2015 resolutions can be found on our website, here.
Our nominations for our Executive are as follows:
- President: Brian Frenkel -- Councillor, District of Vanderhoof
- 1st Vice President: Laurey-Anne Roodenburg -- Councillor, City of Quesnel
- 2nd Vice President: Shaely Wilbur -- Councillor, City of Dawson Creek
- Director at Large: Susan Scott -- Councillor, City of Prince George
- Director at Large: Laurie Walters-- Councillor, City of Williams Lake
- Director at Large: Cheryl Shuman -- Councillor, City of Dawson Creek
If no nominations from the floor are received, the Executive nominees will be acclaimed. You may nominate yourself without a letter from your sponsoring community -- please talk to Oliver Ray or Bruce Christiansen for more information on the process.
The AGM Schedule & Itinerary are now complete as well. Some of the highlights for this year's upcoming convention are as follows:
- Presentation from The Moosehide Campaign
- Concurrent sessions on Sustainable Community Energy Systems and Health & Wellness in the North
- Keynote speaker Mike Harcourt, 30th Premier of the Province of British Columbia
- Breakfast presentation from the Honourable John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations & Reconciliation
- Address from the Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training & the Minister Responsible for Labour
- Address from the Honourable Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
- Presentation from Selina Robinson, MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville & Opposition Critic for Community, Sport and Cultural Development
- Address from Union of British Columbian Municipalities' President, Sav Dhaliwal
Communities are once again being asked to remember to bring silent auction items, as well as books for the Literacy Legacy Program. This year, books are going to the Learning Circle Literacy Program -- they are asking that donated books are easy readers that adults learning to read can use.
Just another reminder -- members who plan to attend golf or the Bioenergy Tour will be able to attend Northern Medical Program meetings. Schedules have been adjusted to insure all parties will be able to get to both events.
We look forward to seeing our membership come together for another great year!