September 25, 2019
Sooke, BC– The District of Sooke is pleased to announce that Sooke Mayor Maja Tait has been acclaimed as the President of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM).
UBCM was formed in 1905 as a means for local governments to connect with one another and create opportunities to address issues of mutual concern. All municipalities and regional districts in BC are members of UBCM and are invited to attend the Annual Convention, currently taking place in Vancouver from September 23 – 27, 2019.
Mayor Tait was first elected to the UBCM Executive in 2016 and has served in the role of Third-Vice, Second-Vice and most recently, First Vice-President. Over the past three terms, she has served on numerous committees including Health and Social Development, and the Joint Provincial-Local Government Committee on Cannabis Regulation.
“As a relatively young municipality, there is a lot we can learn from other communities who have faced the same challenges we have”, says Mayor Tait. “We don’t operate in isolation; commonalities exist in towns and cities across the province. UBCM allows us to look at ways to address these commonalities collectively, and to stand together to advocate for the support we all need to build strong, thriving communities.”
Mayor Tait will serve a one-year term as UBCM President until the next Annual Convention in September 2020.
Mayor Maja Tait
District of Sooke
Tel: (250) 642-1634