Celebrating Local Government Awareness Week

May 23, 2019

City of Abbotsford and FVRD staff were on hand to celebrate Local Government Awareness week as FVRD Chair, Jason Lum, and Mayor of Abbotsford, Henry Braun, planted a commemorative tree in Matsqui Trail Regional Park. This park represents partnership and collaboration between FVRD and the City of Abbotsford, who rejoined the FVRD park system in 2018.

The tree was provided courtesy of a partnership between Local Government Management Association (LGMA) and BC Hydro’s Community Regreening Program, and is intended to celebrate a century of dedication, hard work, and innovation by local government professionals.

For the past 100 years, the LGMA has worked to support the learning, leadership, and growth of local government professionals across the province. LGMA is dedicated to supporting excellence in local government by providing high-quality practical training and resources. Every year the LGMA trains upwards of 1,500 local government professionals and has a membership of nearly 900 members.