Cranbrook, Kimberley to host B.C. mayors

Cranbrook and Kimberley will be co-hosting the fifth BC Mayors' Caucus from April 23-25.

Cranbrook and Kimberley will be co-hosting the fifth BC Mayors’ Caucus from April 23-25. The Caucus will bring mayors from all over the province to confront issues affecting B.C. communities.

The Caucus has been held twice a year since its inception in 2012, each time in a different city to showcase the unique areas of the province.

Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski said the City is excited to be co-hositng the event with Kimberley.

“This collaboration mirrors the Caucus’ goal of pursuing joint economic development between cities in our province, and we are proud to help further encourage that dialogue,” Stetski said.

Events will be split between the Prestige in Cranbrook, the Kimberley Conference Centre, and St. Eugene Golf Resort.

“The Mayors’ Caucus is a very important event in the progression of our province, and Kimberley is proud to be co-hosting this fifth session,” said Kimberley Mayor Ron McRae. “By discussing common issues facing municipalities in B.C., we will be able to explore possible solutions and forge action plans that will strengthen our province in its entirety.”

Mayor Stetski said the Caucus will affect the local economy.

“It brings mayors from across British Columbia here to stay in our hotels and buy meals. But also it showcases our communities and hopefully they will want to come back and bring their families at some point in the future,” he said.

The BC Mayors’ Caucus is structured after successful models across North America and Europe such as the Alberta Mayors’ Caucus, the Big Cities Mayors’ Caucus (Canada), Metropolitan Mayors’ Caucus (United States) and the Summit of Mayors (EU).

At the conclusion of the three-day meeting, the Caucus will have a set of motions to lobby other levels of government.

BC Mayors’ Caucus Steering

Committee is made up of:

• Wayne Stetski of Cranbrook;

• Lori Ackerman of Fort St. John;

• Peter Milobar of Kamloops;

• Greg Moore of Port Coquitlam;

• Shari Green of Prince George;

• Jack Mussallem of Prince Rupert;

• John MacDonald of Sayward;

• Taylor Bachrach of Smithers;

• Dianne Watts of Surrey;

• Dean Fortin of Victoria.

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