Community Leaders Meet in Victoria BC

by Geoff McLean on September 25, 2012

The Victoria Conference Centre will play host to the annual Union of BC Municipalities conference from Sept 25th to Sept 28th, 2012.  Delegates from every corner of the province will converge upon the capital to participate in clinics and workshops, meet with provincial cabinet ministers and hear from Premier Christy Clark, Opposition Leader Adrian Dix and leader of the Green Party Jane Sterk, among many others.

The theme of this years’ conference is communication, and given the plethora of communication tools in common use today it’s appropriate that our local governments examine their use of social technologies and other means of connecting to constituents, other municipal governments as well as provincial and federal government entities.  In fact, there will be a session on Social Media and Local Government Leadership on Tuesday afternoon.

Other scheduled sessions range from a debate on the decriminalization of marijuana to local government finance (hmmm, might those be connected someday?).  Provincial Policy sessions include Improving Employment for Persons with Disabilities and Community Poverty Reduction Strategies (wow, more overlapping subjects!).

For local government officials and community delegates (especially those from smaller or remote communities across the province) this annual convention offers the opportunity to connect with each other as well as BC’s power brokers.  Hopefully this year’s theme will promote more conversation and coordination between these people who have the power to influence all of our daily lives.

If you’re curious about the program for this convention, you can see it here.  Those of us who are living in Victoria BC would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the delegates and hope that you enjoy your stay in our beautiful city.

Geoff McLean

Geoff is an established real estate professional whose years of experience have earned him numerous awards and accolades. He has been one of the top Re/Max Realtors in the Victoria (BC) area since 1990, a Victoria Real Estate Board MLS Gold Award winner for more than a decade, and has won many other awards over the years. What do these awards mean to you? They mean that Geoff works hard and that he produces consistently. He is well connected in the industry and in the community.

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