Join the Conversation: North Cowichan Hosts Budget 2017 Town Hall Meetings

(October 4, 2016, North Cowichan, BC) The Municipality of North Cowichan invites the community to participate in the Budget 2017 Town Hall Meetings. The meetings will include a presentation highlighting the current year's accomplishments, a brief overview of the draft budget, and roundtable discussions on upcoming projects. They will take place at the end of October throughout North Cowichan in Chemainus, Crofton, Maple Bay and South End.

You are invited to join the conversation. Would you like to learn about how your tax dollars are spent? Are you curious about projects planned for your community? Are you interested in decisions that affect the Municipal Budget? Please join us from 6:00pm 8:00pm for one of the following four Town Hall Meetings:

  • October 24, 2016 École Mount Prevost

  • October 25, 2016 Maple Bay Fire Hall

  • October 26, 2016 Crofton Community Centre

  • October 27, 2016 Chemainus Seniors' Centre

"This year, the Town Hall Meetings are taking place earlier on in the annual budget process, allowing more citizen engagement, which in turn, means more opportunities to help guide aspects of the draft 2017 Budget," noted Mayor Jon Lefebure. "Council was very happy with the turnout last year and we are excited to collaborate once again with North Cowichan citizens as we develop the new budget."

The Municipality's annual budget process is not just about revenues and expenditures. It is about making decisions that reflect the values of not only Council, but residents, businesses and the community as a whole. The participation of North Cowichan citizens in this process is essential and we want to hear your input and your priorities for the upcoming year.

Keep up to date with news and the development of the 2017 Budget: Subscribe to North Cowichan's newsletters: www.northcowichan.ca/subscribe.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@NorthCowichan and #2017MNCbudget) during the month of October to learn more about local government and the process for developing an annual Municipal Budget.  For additional information please visit www.northcowichan.ca/budget2017.

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For more information, please contact:

 

Jon Lefebure, Mayor

Municipality of North Cowichan                             

T  250.746.3115                                                          

E  mayor@northcowichan.ca           

 

Tammy Isaachsen, Community Liaison

Municipality of North Cowichan

T  250.746.3206

E  tammy.isaachsen@northcowichan.ca