Cranbrook/Kimberley to host B.C. Mayors Caucus

British Columbia's mayors have been getting together twice a year for the past two years to discuss issues of common interest

  • Sep. 27, 2013 6:00 p.m.

British Columbia’s mayors have been getting together twice a year for the past two years to discuss issues of common interests, especially when it comes to establishing a more stable and predictable way to source provincial funding. Meetings are held annually at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities conference and then once in the spring at another location. The next meeting is scheduled for May 8 and 9, 2014 and the host cities will be Kimberley and Cranbrook.

Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski said he and Kimberley Mayor Ron McRae will be discussing how to make the meet work for everyone.

“The interest is that the mayors coming to this part of British Columbia will benefit both communities,” Stetski said. “We’re going to come up with an approach that accomplishes that ideally.”

The agreement with the steering committee was that the meeting would be done as a partnership.

“Now we have to figure out the best way to put it together,” Stetski said.

Mayor Ron McRae says his hope is that the conference will come to the Kimberley Conference and Athlete Training Centre.

“The conference has been awarded to Kimberley Cranbrook, we just have to finalize a location right now. To me the conference centre would be the ideal location. There are lots of possibilities to organize activities that will really give people an appreciation of what this area can offer.”