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.

Deadlines for Submissions to Council on a Meeting Agenda

Members of the public are encouraged to write directly to Mayor and Council via email at mayorandcouncil@bimbc.ca .

For your written submission to be included in the agenda package, the following deadlines apply:

To be included in the published agenda

The Council Agenda is published by 4:30 PM seven (7) calendar days prior to the meeting.

Written submissions from the public for inclusion in the published agenda must be submitted via the Mayor and Council email or directly to the Corporate Officer by 1:00 PM seven (7) calendar days prior to the meeting.

To be included in the revised published agenda

The Council Agenda is revised and re-published to include “Late Items” three (3) calendar days prior to the meeting.

Late Items are limited to an update or correspondence in relation to an item already included on the meeting agenda or an item added due to a time restriction. For example, written submissions from the public in relation to an agenda item due for consideration at that meeting (TUP, DVP, etc.) are considered Late Items.

Written submissions from the public for inclusion in the revised published agenda must be submitted via the Mayor and Council email or directly to the Corporate Officer by 1:00 PM three (3) calendar days prior to the meeting.

On-Table Items

Any written submissions received after the above noted deadlines will be circulated to Mayor and Council and included On-Table for consideration at the meeting.

On-Table Items are included in a further revised agenda after the meeting, and recorded in the meeting minutes.

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Last Updated on 2021-03-17 at 2:15 PM