Municipal government touches day-to-day life

Important that we are informed and aware of how city decisions are made and administered and how they impact our lives and businesses

The Chamber and City of Campbell River are co-hosting an event that includes networking, a buffet luncheon and a presentation by Jerry Berry on May 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Royal Coachman.

Tickets are available through the Chamber’s website at  www.campbellriverchamber.ca/events.

“The upcoming Chamber luncheon, co-hosted by the Chamber and City of Campbell River, provides an excellent opportunity to gain increased awareness of municipal government and the role it plays in the development, growth and prosperity of our community,” says Colleen Evans, Chamber President & CEO. “Municipalities around the world are experiencing a period of dynamic change with two key influences of decentralization and democratization of governments.

“Many significant decision making powers and responsibilities are being devolved to the municipal level. This shift depends on new relationships with residents and businesses, through identifying and assessing local needs and integrating these needs in to the decision making process and meaningful solutions. “

As civic leaders and in their role as stewards of our community, municipally elected representatives arguably have the strongest influence over our day to day lives.

Municipal politicians and staff collectively play a significant role in ensuring BC has a positive business environment by overseeing operations and capital budgets, setting land use policies and providing the infrastructure needed to ensure a healthy and vibrant economy.

It is important then that as a community of businesses and residents, we are informed and aware of how these decisions are made and administered and how they impact our lives and businesses.

For more information call: Colleen Evans, Chamber President at 250-287-4513 (office)