AGM & Conference

May 10 - 12, 2017
Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.

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2017 AGM & Conference

Lower Mainland Local Government Association 
Harrison Hot Springs, BC
 - May 10-12, 2017

Theme: Big Conversations Continued

Each year we welcome Elected Officials and those involved in Local Government to attend this 2.5 day conference. This event includes a tradeshow along with workshops, seminars, and keynote speakers, as well as our annual AGM and resolution session. We will be continuing with the Big Conversations format and building upon the member engagement and interaction that contributed to last year’s success and positive feedback.

2017 Annual Report and Resolutions - Click Here to Download 

Preliminary Conference Program - Click Here to Download

Wednesday May, 10 
Working Group on Responsible Conduct (UBCM Workshop)
Offical Opening Session & Speakers w/ Vaughn Palmer & Keith Baldrey
Welcome Reception, Trade Show & Networking
Thursday May, 11 
UBCM President's Address
Big Conversations 
   1. A New Canadian's Perspective on BC's Cities 
   2. Running a City Like Business
   3. Real Estate and the Housing Continuum
   4. Being Heard: Lobbying on behalf of your Community
Sharing Our Stories Presentation (Donna Macdonald) 
AGM &  Resolutions
Evening Networking Reception & Trade Show
Annual Banquet Dinner
Entertainment - Luisa Marshall as Tina Turner
Friday May, 12
Invited Speakers - Details Coming Soon
Concurrent Session
   1. FCM-RAC Proximity Initiative
   2. Property Assessments 201
Conference Closing Session


EARLY BIRD (On or before March 31st): $360.00 + $55.00 for Banquet + GST
After March 31st: $430.00 + $65.00 for Banquet + GST

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Guest/Spouse Meal Package Registration: The LMLGA Executive appreciate that our members often travel in their role as an elected official, resulting in time away from loved ones at home. In an effort to facilitate joint travel, we continue to subsidize the spouse meal package. This is available for $150.00 + GST (banquet tickets are sold seperately). This includes 3 coffee breaks, 2 receptions, 1 luncheon and 2 breakfasts. To register as the guest or spouse of a full paying attendee,
please click here.

Additional Banquet Tickets: 
$55.00 + GST on or before March 31st 
$65.00 + GST after April 1st 

Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration: The sponsor/exhibitor discounted registration rate for meals and access to the sessions is $260.00. Banquet tickets are also available for purchase at the above listed prices. Please email if you are a sponsor or exhibitor wishing to register at the discounted rate an a discount code will be emailed to you.
Payment Methods: Credit card payment will be accepted with your online registration. Cheques should be made payable "LMLGA" and sent to: Jamee Justason, LMLGA Executive Coordinator, UBCM, 60 - 10551 Shellbridge Way, Richmond BC, V6X 2W9. 
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing on or before Friday, April 28th, will incur a $50.00 (incl. GST) administration fee. All cancellations after the registration deadline will not be eligible for a refund. All alterations or cancellations must be made in writing to Sherryl Parsons of Rare Affairs at 
Transfer of Registration: All fully paid registrations are transferable to other persons from the same orgnaization. Transfers must be made by the registered individual and sent to Sherryl Parsons of Rare Affairs at Details must include the full name of the replacement person as well as their title, business address, contact phone number and email address. All other registration details will be assigned to the new registrant unless otherwise secified. The registration deadline is Friday, April 28th.


LMLGA members were invited to submit resolutions for consideration at the upcoming AGM.  The deadline to submit resoultions was Friday, March 24, 


Lower Mainland local government elected officials were invited to run for a for a position on the LMLGA Executive. The deadline for nominations was Friday, March 31, 2017.


Hotel rooms at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa can be booked at a discounted convention rate by calling 1-800-663-2266. To receive the discount, please let them know that you are with the Lower Mainland Local Government Association. Rates start at $149 per night for the main hotel. Please note that a non-refundable deposit for the first nights room and tax is required at the time of booking. 

Please note that the conference begins late in the afternoon of May 10th and ends at mid-day on May 12th. 


The Lower Mainland LGA is pleased to present the Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2017 Annual General Meeting and Conference. Below you will find the link to download the sponsorship opportunity listing. Returning sponsors will be given until February 1, 2017 to secure the same sponsorship option as last year. 

Allocation of tradeshow booth spaces (limited to 16) will first be provided to retuning sponsors followed by returning exhibitors. Confirmation of both returning sponsors and exhibitors is required by February 1, 2017. After February 1, 2017 new sponsors and exhibitors are welcome to the remaining tradeshow spaces on a first come first serve basis. 

Sponsorship Documents for Download:
Sponsor Letter from the Conference Chair
2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

2017 Exibitor Agreement
2017 Exhibitor Shipping Instructions
2017 Tradeshow Participant FAQ Sheet

Charitable Non-Profit Partner & Booth Recipient

We are pleased to announce that our 2017 Non-Profit Partner that will be recieving the donations made as a thank you to our conference speakers, is Take A Hike Foundation. 

Take a Hike is a proven, full-time alternative education program that engages at-risk youth through a unique combination of academics, adventure based learning, therapy, and community involvement. Its purpose is the enable at-risk youth to positively change their lives in order that they graduate from high school and realize their full potential. 

We look forward to having Take A Hike participate in our tradeshow this year. To learn more, visit 

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