Local Government Awareness Week


Each year, during the third week of May, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) recognizes Local Government Awareness Week (LGAW). This ongoing initiative strives to raise awareness and provide educational information about the roles and responsibilities of local government. LGAW also provides opportunities to encourage participation in local government processes.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) produced a short video featuring municipal and Electoral Area Directors.

The video focuses on local government structure and the services provided throughout the region.

For further information, please visit the Local Government Awareness website. 

Local Government Awareness Week 2024 in the RDOS

This year, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is recognizing LGAW by engaging with students at Naramata Elementary School and Okanagan Falls Elementary School. On Tuesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 16, RDOS staff are visiting the school to talk about the role and function of the Regional District. 

The RDOS is using LGAW to encourage residents to sign up for its notification system, Voyent Alert!, and to update their address and notification preferences either on the app or online. The information release, live information session and Q&A, and how-to video were created to help residents ensure they are receiving accurate routine notifications and emergency alerts through Voyent Alert!