Local government association meets with Similkameen officials

Southern Interior Local Government Association gathers in Keremeos to discuss issues of local concern

SILGA members for 2013 include: (Back row) Kim Maynard

SILGA members for 2013 include: (Back row) Kim Maynard

Members of the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) descended on Keremeos on August 8, meeting with local government officials in Keremeos Village Chambers.

“We’re here to meet local officials, get a sense of the community and hear what the needs are,” said Marg Spina, SILGA President.

“We’re trying to find out how we can support the village.”

After getting a handle on local issues, SILGA can then lobby provincial ministers. The group looks for common threads and similar issues in other communities they visit, adding leverage to lobbying efforts.

The Southern Interior Local Government Association is comprised of elected officials from cities, towns, villages, districts and regional districts in South Central British Columbia.

SILGA will be holding its annual convention for 2014 in Penticton from April 30 to May 3.