About Us

About Us
Burns Lake

North Central Local Government Association

 “The Elected Voice of North & Central British Columbia”


The Facts


Established in 1955, the North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) is the advocacy body for 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.


Constitution and Bylaws
Published May 10, 2018
(320 KB)

NCLGA Bylaws were adopted by the Board of Directors and are in effect as of April 2018.

The 2023-2026 Strategic Plan was approved by the NCLGA Board of Directors in December 2022, and presents a series of strategic priorities and goals which address the challenges facing our regional community. 

Please click on the link below to read the full Plan.

2023-2026 NCLGA Strategic Plan
Published Oct 5, 2022
(5.64 MB)

NCLGA Policies were adopted by the Board of Directors and are in effect as of January 2018.

Policy Manual
Published Feb 22, 2018
(691 KB)

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