Silverton politician back on national board

A Silverton village councillor has been re-elected to the BC caucus of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ board of directors.

Leah Main

A Silverton village councillor has been re-elected to the BC caucus of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ board of directors.

Leah Main, who also sits on the Regional District of Central Kootenay board, was elected at the federation’s annual convention in Winnipeg this past weekend.

“I believe in the power of partnerships and collaboration; local government is closest to the people, closest to the problems, and closest to the solutions,” Main said in her campaign speech. “Our true strength lies in finding ways to accommodate and reward both the rural and urban contributions to our society.”

Main served on three committees in 2015: environmental issues and sustainable development, municipal infrastructure and transportation policy, and the rural forum.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities “represents the interests of local governments on policy and programs that fall within federal jurisdiction.” It is comprised of 2,000 members ranging from rural communities to large cities.

 

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