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By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all individuals, places of work and businesses in B.C. must significantly reduce their level of social interactions and travel to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective now and until December 7, 2020. Please see the BC COVID-19 Resources page for full details.

Municipal Council

Bowen Island Municipal Council is responsible for governing the municipality under the authority of the Community Charter,  Local Government Act and the Islands Trust Act.

Council is comprised of a Mayor and six Councillors and is the elected decision-making body responsible for the operation of the municipal government. The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer who chairs regular Council meetings and is the key spokesperson for Council. Council aims to be accessible to all its residents, to consider their needs and concerns, and to make financially sound decisions. This fulfills the role of the municipality and enhances the quality of life for all residents.

Term of Office

Section 119 of the Community Charter states that the term of office for Council members, including the Mayor, is four years starting from the first Regular Council Meeting following the election.

Local government elections are held the third Saturday in October, every four years. 

Bowen Island Municipal Council consists of a Mayor and six Councillors. All members of Council are elected in accordance with legislation set out in the Community Charter and Local Government Act, and hold office for four years.

We appreciate your interest in local government and will make it a priority to be accessible by providing opportunities for you to participate at Council meetings.  Regular Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month, except for the month of August.

How to connect with Council

Write to Council

If you would prefer to provide your comments in writing, you may write to Mayor and Council.

By e-mail:

Please send your e-mail to mayorandcouncil@bimbc.ca, including your name. Your e-mail will be received by all members of Council and the Corporate Officer. Please note that your e-mail correspondence to Council will become a part of the public record. It will be received by all members of Council, and will be added to an upcoming meeting agenda. Your name and the content of your e-mail will be publicly available online, but we will remove your personal information such as e-mail address, address and phone number.

Any correspondence with abusive or discriminatory language will not be accepted. Anonymous correspondence will not be accepted.

If you have any questions about how your e-mail correspondence is handled, please contact the Corporate Officer at 604-947-4255.

By mail:

Address your correspondence to Mayor and Council and send it to 981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC.

Please note that written correspondence will become a part of the public record.

There are several ways to keep up with Municipal business

Last Updated on 2020-05-07 at 2:37 PM