Thursday, August 18, 2022

UBCM Talking Points 2022

September makes for convention season for BC municipal leaders as the province's elected officials and their senior staff members, along with a string of BC government and opposition members prepare to take part in the UBCM convention. 

This year's event marking the first opportunity to gather in person since COVID turned the province upside down for two years.

The 2022 edition is the 119th Annual Convention and it takes place at the Whistler Resort from September 12-16, the theme for 2022 "Value of One, Power of Many" explained as follows:

The overall theme for this year’s annual convention, "Value of One, Power of Many" centers on the avenues, areas and ways local governments can and must forge forward together to successfully align resources to deliver community needs. 

 Our Convention theme in 2022 was developed to drive the most relevant and timely discussions to the forefront, as UBCM gears up to return to in-person collaboration with our membership, and to work with provincial and federal governments to shape and boost recovery in our communities.

As we head towards convention week, we will offer up items of interest below culled from developments that come out of gathering set to take place  from September 12-16.

Items from the blog focused on the North Coast and related to the convention can be found in this archive listed in their own section and, highlighted in red,  our blog contributions to the theme will be marked by our blue NCR icon, allowing you to find them with a quick scan.

Notes on the convention that are related to the North Coast and Northwest involvement from other media sources will listed below in green typeface.

Notes of interest from other communities will be highlighted in orange .

A look at the Program for the Vancouver event can be found here

As well you can also explore  the UBCM Book of Resolutions that will be considered during the course of the five day convention.

Readers of the blog can also find updates on information from UBCM by way of their website and through twitter a wider look at the thoughts of convention delegates can be explored from the  #UBCM2022 hashtag

The UBCM executive is providing for Convention bulletins, with notes on how the convention program is evolving and other notes of interest for convention time you can access those notes here.

North Coast Review notes 2022

September 22 -- Council's UBCM recap highlights current concerns and how delegates presented them to Provincial officials at convention NCR

Other Prince Rupert related notes  on UBCM 2019

August 17 -- Prince Rupert looking to address Housing crisis (video)


From elsewhere in the Northwest

September 21 -- Terrace Mayor returns from UBCM (video)
September 15 -- UBCM update (audio)


From Around British Columbia

September 16 -- In final UBCM speech, Horgan pushes hope in extraordinary times

The UBCM home page for Convention 2022 can be found here.

Other items related to UBCM, as well as the work of provincial and municipal officials can be reviewed on our political Portal D'Arcy McGee.

You can access this archive from our Extra Editions link found as part of our right hand column

To return to the most recent blog posting of the day, click here.

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