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 2024, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) recognized LGAW by meeting with students at Naramata Elementary School and Okanagan Falls Elementary School. RDOS staff and Electoral Area Directors from Area "E" and Area "D" visited schools to talk about the role and function of the Regional District. 

During LGAW,  residents were encouraged to sign up for Voyent Alert!, and to update their address and notification preferences.