May 15-21 is Local Government Awareness Week

Last updated: May 13, 2022

The City of Burnaby will celebrate Local Government Awareness Week (LGAW) from May 15-21. This annual initiative between the Province of BC, Union of BC Municipalities and CivicInfo BC aims to raise awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of local governments across BC.

We invite you to participate and explore the various local government functions, how they affect your community, and how they all work together. LGAW is also an excellent opportunity for you to attend a scheduled meeting of City Council or a Committee of Council, to watch these meetings via live stream, to provide feedback on various City projects that matter the most to you through Your Voice or to sign up to receive CityConnect, our online enewsletter to stay informed about what local government is doing.

In addition, later this year, there will be a local government election in Burnaby. Residents will vote to elect 1 mayor, 8 councillors and 7 school trustees (for School District 41).  Here’s some things you can do to get prepared and involved in the election:  

  1. Vote in this year’s local government election. Not only do we have advance voting days on October 1, 5 and 8, and general voting day on October 15, but you can also vote by mail—applications start September 1 from 8 am until October 6 at noon. Learn more:
  2. Join the elections team to help us make this year the best election experience for Burnaby voters. We're looking for workers for advance, general and mail ballot voting opportunities.

To find out more about the City of Burnaby local government, visit our Mayor and Council page. 

Media Contact:

Chris Bryan
Manager, Public Affairs
Public Affairs Office
604-570-3616 | [email protected]

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