Local Government Awareness Week May 16-22, 2021

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) has produced a short video featuring municipal and Electoral Area Directors. The video focuses on local government structure and the services provided throughout the region. A series of regional government facts will also be posted between May 17 and 21, 2021 on the Regional District social media channels (Facebook and Twitter).

“Local Government Awareness Week is an opportunity to highlight the role of the RDOS in providing services to rural communities, and coordinating programs across municipal and electoral area boundaries,” says RDOS Chair Karla Kozakevich. “The LGAW video presents a high-level overview of how municipal and Electoral Area Directors work together to deliver these services.”

New in 2021, UBCM introduced Asset Management Awareness Day (Wednesday, May 19) to help highlight the importance of sound asset management practices. Through sound practices, the goal of local governments is to ensure these services do not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.


Karla Kozakevich, Chair
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen


Christy Malden
Manager, Legislative Services

Erick Thompson Andrea Rendall
RDOS Communications RDOS Communications
250-490-4211 250-490-4147


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