Thursday, September 24, 2020 – District of Sooke’s Mayor Maja Tait’s term as President of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) is ending with this year’s convention in September.
“It was an honour to serve in this role. While being faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, UBCM has facilitated opportunities for collaboration and innovation as communities navigate these times,” Tait shares. The COVID-19 pandemic is at the forefront of this year’s convention, which continues throughout the week.
Along with Mayor Tait, District Councillors are participating in this year’s virtual convention. Responsive to the District of Sooke’s strategic priorities, the team seeks to leverage the learning from the convention to further deliver on these priorities. “As the pandemic continues, collaborating with other communities helps to maximize the use of our resources. We are navigating these times together and communities around the province are showing their resiliency,” Tait notes while also highlighting that Sooke’s COVID operational plan for the municipal hall is being used as an exemplar by the British Columbia Municipal Safety Association.
As outgoing President of the UBCM Tait reflects, “I am grateful to have served as the UBCM President for this past year. I hope that I represented my community proudly. It’s been a year like no other and, again, it has been an honour and privilege to work with communities around the province in this capacity.”
As past UBCM President, Tait will support the incoming President, Councillor Brian Frenkel from the District of Vanderhoof, during a period of transition.
Mayor Tait was acclaimed as UBCM President at the 2019 convention on September 27, 2019.
For more information, contact:
Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator
District of Sooke