About the Village of Pemberton Council

The primary functions of Municipal Council are to establish administrative policy, to adopt bylaws governing matters delegated to local government through the Local Government Act and the Community Charter, along with other Provincial statutes for the protection of the public, and to levy taxes for these purposes. Municipal Council is also empowered to manage, acquire and dispose of Village assets.

UPDATE - Council Meeting Information In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic:

Due to the orders of the Public Health Officer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to Ministerial Orders M085 and M192, the Village of Pemberton is providing an alternative to viewing council, committee, commission, public hearing and board meetings and to accommodate public attendance.  This alternative allows the Village to adhere to physical distancing requirements, follows the Minister of Public Safety’s Ministerial Orders (which suspend certain requirements of the Community Charter), and provides a way for the public to ask questions during the Open Question Period at the end of a Regular Council meeting as per the Village’s Open Question Period Policy.

Please be advised, all electronically held council, committee, commission, public hearing and board meetings are recorded. Please read the Video Recording & Broadcasting Policy for Electronically held Council, Committee and Board Meetings.

VIEWING RECORDED MEETINGS ONLINE AND ACCESSING AGENDAS & MINUTES

You will able to view previously recorded meetings online by going to the Calendar on the Village’s website and clicking on the date of the meeting you would like to view. As always, meeting agendas and archived minutes are also available on the the Village’s website Calendar (also see Documents section).  Please note only recordings of Council meetings held after March 31, 2020 are available to view.

LIVE VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION BY ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING

In the interim, the Village of Pemberton will be offering the ability to attend live council, committee, commission, public hearings and board meeting via “Zoom” video conferencing. Instructions for attending a meeting via Zoom are provided below.

How do I join a meeting via Zoom Video Conferencing?

Please visit: https://zoom.us/ and either sign-up for a free Zoom account or continue as a guest.

Download the Zoom software on your personal computer, or download the mobile app to your smart phone or tablet. Once you have downloaded the Zoom software you will be able join any public Council or Committee. Links to the meetings are provided in the Village's Calendar as well as within each meeting agenda. 

Pre-registration is not required, however, you may be required to provide your name and email address when attending the webinar.

How can I provide Public Comment on Zoom?

An Open Question Period is available at the end of each Regular Council Meeting or to provide comment at a Public Hearing or other meetings as may be permitted. Please note that Committee of the Whole Meetings and Special Council Meetings do not allow for an open question period.

During Question Period, I don’t want to ask my question at the meeting; can I provide my question to the Village for response another way? 

Of course! Please submit all public comments via email at sfraser@pemberton.ca.

I am having difficulties preparing for the meeting and learning Zoom, do you have any resources to help me?

Yes, please visit Zoom’s website support page on helpful tips to prepare for the meeting:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/201146643

ATTENDING MEETINGS IN PERSON

Unfortunately, at this time we do not allow the public to attend meetings in person. This is due to physical distancing requirements and the limited space in our Council Chambers. All Council members and Staff will also be attending the meetings electronically at this time.

Role of Council

Council is the governing body of the Village of Pemberton and the custodian of its legislative powers, duties, and functions. The purpose of local government (which is defined in the provincial legislation as being Council) includes:

  • Providing good government for its community.
  • Providing works, services, facilities, and other things that the municipality considers necessary or desirable for all or part of its community.
  • Providing stewardship of the public assets of its community.
  • Fostering the current and future economic, social and environmental well being of its community.

In their role as Council, they collectively develop policies through the adoption of bylaws and passing of resolutions.

It is important to note that individual members of Council cannot make a decision on behalf of Council nor, individually, are they able to give direction to staff. To do either, they must give a collective direction as a group at a properly convened meeting.

Council may not grant special privileges or immunities to individuals or corporations unless the Community Charter specifically allows them to do so. Generally speaking, they cannot lend money to corporations, give away land, guarantee loans for business purposes, or give tax reductions.

The Community Charter requires that Council exercise its powers at regular or special meetings when a quorum is present.

Council Planning Documents

Annual Strategic Priorities

Annual Reports

Official Community Plan

Council Profiles & Contact Info

VILLAGE OF PEMBERTON COUNCIL

Mayor Mike Richman, Councillor Amica Antonelli, Councillor Ted Craddock, Councillor Leah Noble, Councillor Ryan Zant

Meet Your Council

Mayor Mike Richman

Phone:604.966.6309
Email: mrichman@pemberton.ca

Originally from Montreal, Mike first landed and fell in love with the Pemberton Valley over twenty years ago.  Mike currently lives on a three acre parcel with his wife Tanya, 13 year old daughter Alyssa and 10 year old son Oliver.  The Richmans raise the majority of their own meat, poultry, eggs and produce on their property and Mike recognizes the importance of responsible food production.

Mike is best known in the region for the fourteen years he spent owning and operating the Pony Espresso.  After selling the business and hanging up his chef's jacket, Mike turned to general contracting as his next direction. Served one term on council and now honoured to serve second term as mayor.

Mike has been active in the community as a coach for youth soccer and coach of the senior girls basketball team at PSS, as well as serving on the Recreational Advisory Committee, Mulitcultural roundtable, Pemberton Valley Dyking District (PVDD) amongst other volunteer endeavours. Telemarking, basketball, mountain biking and the outdoors are his passions however the driving force in his life is his family.

Board/Committee Appointments

  • NuKwanTwal Intergovernmental Relations Committee                                    
  • Regional Transit Commission/Committee
  • Squamish Lillooet Regional District  (SLRD)
  • Pemberton Valley Utilities & Services Committee (PVUS)
  • Pemberton Lillooet Treaty Advisory (PLTAC)
  • Sea to Sky Regional Hospital District Board
  • Community Forest Interim Board
  • Mayor's Task Force for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Councillor Amica Antonelli

Phone:
Email: aantonelli@pemberton.ca

Board/Committee Appointments

  • Parcel Tax Review Panel
  • Cemetery Committee (Alternate)
  • Economic Development Collaborative (Alternate)
  • Pemberton & District Library Board (2020)
  • Tourism Pemberton Liaison (2021)
  • Municipal Insurance Association of BC (Alternate)

Acting Mayor: December, January, February

Councillor Ted Craddock

Phone: 604.894.6941
Email: tcraddock@pemberton.ca

Board/Committee Appointments

  • Economic Development Collaborative
  • Municipal Insurance Association of BC
  • Community Forest Interim Board 
  • Pemberton Valley Dyking District - Liaison

Acting Mayor: March, April, May

Councillor Leah Noble

Phone:
Email: lnoble@pemberton.ca

Board/Committee Appointments

  • Parcel Tax Review Panel
  • Emergency Planning & Operations Committee
  • Agricultural Advisory Committee (SLRD) - Liaison
  • Pemberton Valley Trails Association - Liaison

Acting Mayor: September, October, November

Councillor Ryan Zant

Phone: 604.384.4400
email: rzant@pemberton.ca

Board/Committee Appointments

  • Parcel Tax Review Panel
  • Cemetery Committee
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) (Alternate)
  • Pemberton Valley Utilities & Services Committee (PVUS) (Alternate)
  • Pemberton Lillooet Treaty Advisory (PLTAC) (Alternate)
  • Sea to Sky Regional Hospital District Board (Alternate)
  • Tourism Pemberton - Liaison (2020)
  • Pemberton & District Library Board (2021)
  • Mayor's Task Force for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Acting Mayor: June, July, August

Writing to Mayor & Council

Correspondence should be addressed to Mayor and Council, personally signed and contain a return mailing address. The Corporate Officer must receive the correspondence no later than Wednesday at noon preceding a regular or special meeting, to be included on the next agenda. Letters may be mailed, faxed or emailed. While email correspondence does not need a signature, it must contain contact information, including full name, mailing address, email address and telephone number.

Your letter will be acknowledged (received) during a Council meeting. Council may just receive you letter, direct further action, or refer it to staff. In any case, the Corporate Officer responds to letters informing the author of Council's action.

If you are writing in regards to a public hearing, your letter must be received prior to the start of the hearing to be considered. Letters may be faxed or emailed. If your correspondence is received after the close of the public hearing, it will not be received by Council unless correspondence is requested after the bylaw is adopted.

Use Our Online Form Write to Mayor and Council

TYPES OF COUNCIL MEETINGS

Regular Meetings

These meetings are scheduled official meetings of Council, where the majority of the business of the corporation (the Municipality) is conducted.  It is at these meetings where issues are discussed and debated, determinations are made, and direction is given to staff. The public is encouraged to attend these meetings to learn about how the Village is working for the community.  Public input to Council may take the form of a pre-approved delegation. Learn more about Presenting to Council.

Committee of the Whole

Committee of the Whole is comprised of the Mayor and all members of Council, but the meetings are not considered formal Council meetings. When Council meets as Committee of the Whole, no final decisions are made but rather recommendations can be made to Council that must be considered at a properly convened Council Meeting in order to be acted on or implemented. Committee meetings provide an opportunity for Mayor and Council to discuss issues less formally and in advance of actual decision making, and to workshop ideas and proposals before being advanced to Council meetings for formal approval. Recommendations from Committee of the Whole appear on the Council meeting agenda under the Reports of Committee section. The public is encourages to attend these meetings.

In-Camera Meetings

Council and Committee meetings may be closed to the public under special circumstances pending the subject matter under discussion.  Some of the topics which may be closed to the public may include those involving receipt of advice under solicitor-client privilege, property acquisition or disposition, law enforcement matters, personnel issues, litigation, and negotiations around new services if there are confidential matters involved. Learn more about how and when items are considered In-Camera items

Special Council Meetings

These are previously unscheduled but official meetings of Council wherein the business of the corporation is conducted.  Special meetings are typically convened to address emergent topics and time sensitive issues, that either require immediate attention or have associated timelines that must be met that cannot be dealt with in the timing of regular open council meetings.  These meetings tend to focus on a singular issue and do not include provision for delegations unless the subject matter of the meeting requires it.  They are open to the public.