Candidate Information Sessions
Date and time: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 6pm and Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 6pm (Zoom Meeting ID: 882 2755 5763)
Location: Council Chambers, White Building, 7400 Prospect Street and by Zoom
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Running for Council
Thinking of running for office?
Reasons why you should run for Council:
- You care about your community!
- You want to bring perspectives of your demographic to the decision-making table.
- You have new ideas that could benefit your community.
- You want to make a positive difference in the quality of life in your community.
What knowledge and skills are required to be an elected official?
It is not necessary to have education or experience in a government setting to run for Council. However, these attributes are important:
- Excellent communications skills
- Involvement in the community (volunteering)
- Ability to organize and prioritize
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to make impartial decisions based on information, fairness and value, despite personal feelings, for the betterment of the entire community
It will also be useful to understand:
- Government structure, governing bodies and their roles and procedures
- Rules guiding council meetings
- How to interact with the community as a council member
- Village documents (Official Community Plan, Annual Report, Asset Management Plan, Five Year Financial Plan, Annual Tax Rates etc.)
- How to interact with other governments and with media
Any Canadian citizen who is eligible to vote in the Province of British Columbia is qualified to run for election as a council member unless he or she:
- works for the Village of Pemberton or the Squamish Lillooet Regional District (unless a leave of absence is taken to run and the person agrees to resign if elected);
- is a Federal public service employee (unless prior permission has been granted by the Public Service Commission of Canada);
- is a Provincial Court, Supreme Court or Court of Appeal judge;
- has been convicted of an indictable offence and is in custody;
- is involuntarily committed to a psychiatric or other institution; OR
- has been disqualified under the Community Charter or Local Government Act or any law in force in British Columbia (e.g. guilty of an election offence, failing to file a campaign financing disclosure statement, etc.).
Elections BC maintains the List of Disqualified Candidates. Click here for more information
Candidates do not need to live or own property in the Village.
Resources for those running for Council:
- Provincial guides and information
- Thinking of Running for Local Office?
- Elector Organization Guide to Local Elections in BC
- Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing
- What Every Candidate Needs to Know
- Foundational Principles of Responsible Conduct
- The Candidate’s Guide to Local Elections
The basics of general local elections
Being an effective elected official
The role of elected officials
Village of Pemberton Information for Candidates:
- Village of Pemberton 2021 Annual Report
- Pemberton Fire Rescue 2021 Annual Report
- Official Community Plan
- Community Climate Action Plan
- Age-friendly Affordable Housing Needs Assessment
- Five Year Financial Plan 2022-2026
2022 Local Government Candidate Nomination Forms
For help with completing the Statement of Disclosure in the candidate nomination package, please consult the following resources: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/financial-disclosure/municipal-officials/what-must-disclose.
This website also contains a link to frequently asked questions about municipal official financial disclosure.
Running for School Trustee
The Village of Pemberton facilitates the School Trustee election on behalf of School District 48 (Sea to Sky). Information on the school trustee election is available from School District 48.
General Municipal Election Contact
Chief Election Officer
Sheena Fraser, Manager of Corporate and Legislative Services
Office Hours Telephone: 604-894-6135 ext 228