On May 21, the provincial government issued a press release proclaiming Local Government Awareness Week from May 20-26, 2012.
In the press release, Honourable Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development said, “Our lives are directly impacted by the elected municipal, regional and school board representatives who make vital decisions for British Columbians. This week provides an opportunity for B.C. citizens to learn more about how local governance works, and how they can participate in creating sustainable, family-friendly communities.”
Quotes were also provided from:
- UBCM President Heath Slee:
” Local governments build and sustain the systems that make our communities possible. They also deliver programs that enhance the quality of life for all and support those who are in need. This week acknowledges the efforts of local governments to build communities that British Columbians can take pride in.”
- Public Works Association of BC Executive Director Jeannette Austin:
“Since 1960, we have been celebrating the vital work of public works employees. These professionals are always looking for sustainable and safe solutions for their communities. We use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of the contribution of public works to their daily lives – planning, building, managing and operating the heart of our local communities and building the quality of life.”
The entire press release can be viewed here.