Get to Know Us - RDCK Celebrates Local Government Awareness Week

NELSON—May 18—22 is Local Government Awareness Week and the Regional District of Central Kootenay is inviting residents to learn more about the role the RDCK plays in local communities by attending a free barbecue on May 21st.

The RDCK Board and head office staff will be in attendance at the event from noon—1 p.m. at 202 Lakeside Drive and will be available to answer questions about the RDCK.

"The RDCK is a large organization that delivers over 160 services to our residents," says Karen Hamling, Chair of the RDCK. "Drinking water, waste and recycling, recreation facilities, fire protection, building inspection, bylaw enforcement, transit and emergency planning are just some of the services that the RDCK delivers to our 60,000 residents."

The RDCK is comprised of 11 electoral areas and 9 municipalities with a mission 'to provide area residents and communities with services, governance and representation in a manner that supports the economic, social and environmental goals of the region.’

With the main administration office located in Nelson, the RDCK also has offices in Creston and Nakusp and owns and operates three multi-purpose recreation centres in Nelson, Castlegar and Creston. The RDCK employs over 350 full and part-time staff throughout its operations.

“We encourage everyone to drop by our office at 202 Lakeside on May 21st to enjoy lunch, chat with Directors and staff, and learn more about regional government,” says Hamling.

The May RDCK Board meeting will start at 9 a.m. that day and everyone is encouraged to attend to watch their regional leaders in action.

Local Government Awareness Week is an initiative of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) and numerous partners.

To learn more about various provincial activities occurring during Local Government Awareness Week, visit

For further information, please contact:
Anitra Winje
Corporate Officer/Manager of Administrative Services
(250) 352-8166

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