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, the Community Charter, and other provincial statutes, and to levy taxes for these purposes. Council is also empowered to manage, acquire and dispose of Village assets.

UPDATE - Council meeting information in response to COVID-19 pandemic:

On October 21, 2021, Council amended Council Procedure Bylaw No. 788, 2015, removing limits to electronic attendance at council and committee meetings and adding provision for fully electronic meetings when the Mayor or Acting Mayor deems it advisable, or if necessitated by a safety, health, or environmental emergency.

Members of the public may attend council and committee meetings and public hearings in person in Council Chambers or by joining an electronic webinar. Instructions for attendance will be available in the calendar on the Village website in advance of the meeting.

Please be advised that all council, committee, commission, public hearing and board meetings are recorded as per the Video Recording & Broadcasting Policy for Open Meetings.

Viewing Recorded Meetings Online and Accessing Agendas & Minutes

Meeting recordings are available online in the calendar on the Village’s website by clicking on the date of the meeting you would like to view. Meeting agendas and minutes are  available on the Calendar  and in the Documents section of the website.  Please note that only recordings of Council meetings held after March 31, 2020 are available to view.

Live virtual participation by Zoom video conferencing

The Village is offering the opportunity 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 meeting. 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. Opportunity for comment is provided at public hearings and may be available at other meetings. Please note that Committee of the Whole meetings and special council meetings do not include 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:


Attending meetings in person

Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings in person in Council Chambers. Please note, however, that seating is limited. 

Meeting schedule and procedures

Meeting schedule

The annual regular council meeting schedule is posted prior to January 1st each year.  Upcoming Meeting details can be found on the Council Meeting Calendar. Meetings of Committee of the Whole are typically scheduled on the same day as regular Council Meetings. 

2022 Council Meeting Schedule (PDF)

Online Council Meeting Calendar

Meeting procedures

Council meetings are run in accordance with the Village of Pemberton Council Procedure Bylaw No. 788, 2015.

Council Procedure Bylaw - CONSOLIDATED for Reference

Council Procedure Bylaw Amendments:  

864 - Council Procedure Amendment (Section 31) Bylaw

875 - Council Procedure Amendment (Electronic Participation) Bylaw

888 - Council Procedure Amendment (Order of Proceedings) Bylaw 

909 - Council Procedure Amendment (Electronic Meetings) Bylaw

Public hearings

When Council considers the Official Community Plan or a zoning bylaw, a public hearing must be held for the purpose of allowing members of the public to voice their opinion concerning the matters contained in the Official Community Plan or bylaw. To learn more about Public Hearings, download the Public Hearing Information Sheet.

Types of council meetings

Regular meetings

These are scheduled official meetings of Council, where the majority of the business of the municipality is conducted.  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.

Please note: meeting minutes are not published until approved by Council, usually at the next meeting.

Committee of the Whole meetings

The 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 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 they are advanced to Council meetings for formal approval. The public is encouraged to attend these meetings.

Please note:  meeting minutes are not published until approved by the Committee, usually at the next meeting.

In-camera meetings

Council and Committee meetings may be closed to the public under special circumstances pending the subject matter under discussion.  Topics which may be closed to the public 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 municipality 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 cannot be met in the timing of regular 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.

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 and 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

Email: aantonelli@pemberton.ca

Board/committee appointments

  • Parcel Tax Review Panel
  • Cemetery Committee (Alternate)
  • Economic Development Collaborative (Alternate)
  • Pemberton & District Library Board (2020)
  • Agriculture Advisory Committee (SLRD) Liaison (2022)
  • Tourism Pemberton Liaison (Alternate)
  • 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
  • Tourism Pemberton Liaison
  • Regional Transit Commission

Acting Mayor: March, April, May

Councillor Leah Noble

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
  • Pemberton & District Library Board (Alternate)

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
  • Emergency Planning & Operations Committee (Alternate)
  • 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)
  • Pemberton & District Library Board 
  • Mayor's Task Force for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Acting Mayor: June, July, August

Writing to Mayor and Council

Correspondence should be addressed to Mayor and Council, personally signed and contain a return mailing address, email and phone number. 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.

Please note:  Correspondence to Mayor and Council may be referred to staff for reply depending on the subject matter or may appear on a meeting agenda which will be published on the Village's website and available to the public.  Your mailing and street address, personal email address, phone number and signature will not be published but your name will appear in both the agenda and the subsequent minutes which are a permanent public record and cannot be amended.  

If you are writing to Mayor and Council on a confidential matter please indicate your preference for confidentiality.

Your letter will be acknowledged (received) during a Council meeting. Council may just receive your 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 to write to Mayor and Council