Thursday, September 29, 2011

Special Address by Premier Christy Clark will follow the “Forum within the State of the Island Economic Summit” on October 18 at the Nanaimo Conference Centre

Convening for Action on Vancouver Island 
In October, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) hosts its 5th Annual Summit. As part of the program, CAVI-Convening for Action on Vancouver Island is holding a “Forum within the Summit” on the afternoon of October 18th. The Forum startts at 12:30pm and ends at 3:30pm.

The Forum theme is “The Public Infrastructure Dilemma: How will we sustain our water, our streets, and ourselves?”

“Local governments in British Columbia are faced with this financial challenge: the initial capital cost of infrastructure is about 20% of the life-cycle cost; the other 80% largely represents a future unfunded liability. Each year, the funding shortfall grows. As infrastructure ages and fails, local governments cannot keep up with renewal and/or replacement. Fiscal constraints provide a powerful impetus for doing business differently," states Glen Brown, Executive Director with the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. His responsibilities encompass local government infrastructure and finance. Glen Brown is also Deputy Inspector of Municipalities.

TO LEARN MORE: To register for the Forum, click here. The cost of registration is $75. Upcoming weekly announcements will provide Forum program details. To register separatey for the Premier's Summit Address, go to  

To access the Forum 'homepage' on the Water Bucket website and learn more about the program design, click here.

News Release #2011-43
September 29, 2011

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