The NCLGA AGM and Convention runs Thursday May 7 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and again on Friday May 8, running 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The annual meeting is being held at the Prince George Civic Centre.
“From senior cabinet ministers to opposition critics; First Nations chiefs to mayors from across 70 per cent of the province; the head of B.C.’s largest economic development agency to the leader of Canada’s biggest Native Friendship Center; delegates will hear about the changes, challenges and opportunities they will face in the near and distant future.,” writes NCLGA communications & development officer Madison Mitchel.
Some resolutions on the table will touch on changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve and rail transportation safety, as well as rape culture and human trafficking, according to Mitchel.
It’s expected that over 300 mayors, regional district chairs, First Nations chiefs and other government leaders will be in attendance.
Established in 1955, the North Central Local Government Association is a coalition of local governments that advocate for a prosperous and sustainable North Central British Columbia. Its jurisdiction covers 70 per cent of B.C.’s landmass and includes nearly 60 per cent of the province’s Aboriginal population.