Coun. Claire Moglove elected UBCM director-at-large

Moglove says the way local governments are financed is of particular interest

Coun. Claire Moglove has been elected as a director-at-large to the executive board of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM).

Moglove was appointed as a director-at large last winter to fill a vacancy resulting from the civic election and ran for re-election during the annual UBCM convention this September.

“It is an honour and a privilege to be on the UBCM executive discussing the complex issues we face in local government,” Moglove says. “UBCM deals with issues of concern to all local governments at a policy level, and it will be great to have Campbell River’s interests considered among opinions voiced during our discussions and negotiations with seniors levels of government.”

Moglove says the way local governments are financed is of particular interest. “This is an issue for all of us in British Columbia. One discussion which I hope to contribute to is around grant programs, revenue sharing and other possible financing arrangements between local government and senior levels of government,” she says. “Creating a unified approach to funding across the province would be helpful to everyone, and I’m looking forward to being part of the discussion to address areas of mutual concern.”

UBCM has served and represented the interests of local governments in BC since 1905. The executive is a 21-person board of representatives from across the province. They meet five times a year, including during the annual convention.

Mary Ashley was the most recent Campbell River representative to serve on the UBCM executive, from 2002-2003. Moglove remains Chair of the Comox-Strathcona Regional Hospital Board and also sits on the executive of the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities.