LMLGA 2020 Virtual AGM

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CIVX 2020

This Year’s Theme:
Re-Imaging Local Government:
Resilience, Recovery, and the Road Ahead

The Lower Mainland Local Government Association and CivicInfo BC are proud to present CIVX 2020, “Re-Imagining Local Government”.

The pandemic has shattered old norms and assumptions. What will local governments look like on the other side? In service to all, what do we need to be? Join us online for a series of engaging presentations and discussions with our incredible guest speakers.


DATES: November 23-25, 2020

TIMES: 11:30 am to 2:45 pm each day



Monday, November 23, 2020

  • 11:30 am to Noon: Virtual trade show opens
  • Noon: Session 1
    Media Musings
    with Frances Bula – Globe & Mail, and Justin McElroy – CBC
  • 1:15 pm: Session 2
    The Housing & Homeless Crisis: Working With the People In Your Neighbourhood
    with Catherine Hume – Rain City Housing
  • 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm: Virtual trade show

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

  • 11:30 am: Virtual trade show opens
  • Noon: Session 1
    Academic Panel
    The Road Ahead for Local Governments, and the Critical Role of Post-Secondary Institutions
    with Alberto De Feo – UNBC, Allison Habkirk – Capilano University, Meg Holden – SFU, and Tamara Krawshenko – UVIC
  • 1:15 pm: Session 2
    ‘Re-Imagining the Post-COVID City’
    CAO Perspectives from George Duncan – City of Richmond
  • 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm: Virtual trade show

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

  • 11:30 am: Virtual trade show opens
  • Noon: Session 1
    Politician’s Podium, Part 1 
    Local Elected Leaders Talk About Recovery and Expected Post-Pandemic Challenges
    with Mayor Leonard Krog – City of Nanaimo, Mayor John Dooley – City of Nelson, Mayor Mike Richman – Village of Pemberton, and Councillor Paul Albrecht – Langley City
  • 1:15 pm: Session 2
    Politician’s Podium, Part 2:
    MLA’s Discuss Possibilities for Local/Provincial Co-operation
    Speakers to be announced.

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The Lower Mainland LGA and CivicInfo BC hosted CivX 2019 on Thursday, November 28th, 2019 at SFU Wosk Centre’s Asia Pacific Hall on 580 West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver.

CivX events are an idea exchange for anyone within the BC local government sector. The 2019 event focused on civic engagement. Speaker topic areas included “Using Technology to Connect Marginalized Populations”, “Encouraging Women to Get Involved in Local Government”, “Tips for Local Governments on Welcoming New Canadians” and “Engaging Young People/Youth & Sustainability”.

The event provided an innovative discussion with thought-provoking speakers and an interactive moderated workshop on creating inclusive and civil cities.

For more information please contact: Shannon Story, Executive Director at the Lower Mainland LGA at  sstory@lmlga.ca

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Held During the Virtual UBCM Convention

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lower Mainland LGA Annual Conference that was scheduled to be held in early May 2020 was cancelled. As a result, the Lower Mainland LGA will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) during the virtual UBCM Convention on Tuesday, September 29th from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Please register your attendance through the UBCM Convention registration system or alternatively, if you are not attending UBCM and wish to attend the AGM, please contact our Executive Director, Shannon Story at sstory@lmlga.ca.

Since the AGM will be held virtually, we cannot offer nominations from the floor and therefore in order to ensure procedural fairness, the nomination period was re-opened until Friday, August 14th, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

Submitted Nomination Papers

Please note that the following people have submitted nomination papers and have been acclaimed to the following positions:

President: Laura Dupont, Port Coquitlam

First Vice-President: Patrick Johnstone, City of New Westminster

Second Vice-President: Jenna Stoner, District of Squamish

Third Vice-President: Patricia Ross, City of Abbotsford

Director At Large: Trish Mandewo, City of Coquitlam

Director At Large: Michie Vidal, Village of Harrison Hot Springs

Director At Large: Paul Albrecht, Langley City

More 2020 Virtual AGM details will be posted as available

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