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NCMA changing its name to include First Nation communities

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The North Central Municipal Association will be officially changing its name.

At the recent convention in Dawson Creek, local government leader from across the north voted unanimously to change their name from the NCMA to the North Central Local Government Association.

NCMA President Karen Goodings said the proposed name will be much more inclusive of all local governments including Regional Districts and First Nations, and will more accurately reflect participating memberships.

In the annual elections, Chair of the Peace River Regional District Karen Goodings, was voted President of the NCLGA. Mayor of Dawson Creek, Mike Bernier, became first Vice President. A number of awards were given out at the convention.

The City of Williams Lake was recognized for celebrating their 80th anniversary. The Cariboo Regional District was the winner of the Gold Star Resolution Award for their resolution on Tourism Funding, and honorable mention went to the City of Quesnel and the Peace River Regional District.

The award is presented annually for the best-crafted resolution. Approximately 240 delegates attended the NCMA’s 54th Annual Convention in Dawson Creek.

The 2010 NCMA AGM & Convention is scheduled from May 5th – 7th, 2010 and will be hosted by the Town of Smithers.

To view a full list of debated resolutions with their outcomes Click Here

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