Established in 1955, the North Central Local Government Association is the advocacy body for all local government officials in North Central British Columbia. From 100 Mile House to the Yukon border, and from Haida Gwaii to Alberta, our association represents over 240 elected officials in over 40 local governments.
The NCLGA is the only democratically elected body representing North Central British Columbia. Our Board serves as the voice for an area that encompasses 69% of British Columbia’s landmass, 7% of its population base, and almost 60% of the Indigenous population.
As a non-partisan, non-profit association, we work specifically for the benefit of our members – communities whose voices are often left unheard because of their size or location. We are one of five area associations in British Columbia, working closely with our partner associations as well as our provincial counterpart, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM).
On a day-to-day basis, we work to move resolutions forward, address emerging and shared issues in our member communities, and help articulate our members’ perspectives and priorities to a broader audience. Resolutions form the basis of our work, and are passed at our Annual General Meeting each year; emerging issues are gathered through our outreach programs and increased communication with member communities, and education takes the form of community engagement, newsletters, presentations, and more.
We give voice to our region’s residents through forming close relationships with government (provincial and federal), media, industry, and other organizations. This, specifically, means being present at the table when all key decisions affecting our region are being made, rather than left to deal with any possible consequences.