Islands Trust Council Meeting Program Announced, Nov/Dec 2021



News Release

For immediate release

Nov/Dec 2021 Islands Trust Council Meeting Program Announced Public invited to the first in-person meeting since March 2020

October 28, 2021 – for immediate release 2021-20-IT

Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C. – Islands Trust Council’s November 30-December 2 quarterly meeting will be held in‑person at the Coast Victoria Hotel, 146 Kingston Street, Victoria. The public is invited to attend and participate in Trust Council’s first hybrid meeting offering in-person and electronic options. “The health and safety of all who attend the live meeting is paramount,” said Chief Administrative Officer, Russ Hotsenpiller. Following Provincial Health Orders for gatherings and events, masks will be required to be worn in all meeting spaces in the hotel.

Delegations and Town Hall Session Moves to Afternoon Wednesday, December 1, 1:00 pm

Since March 2020, electronic meetings have offered the benefit of little to no travel for all meeting attendees. With a return to in-person meetings, travel schedules means longer days for participants. This Trust Council quarterly schedule has returned to its former timing of holding an afternoon delegation and town hall session.

In-person or electronically, make a delegation presentation to Trust Council or speak at the town hall portion of the meeting, Wednesday, December 1 starting at 1:00 p.m. on matters impacting the Trust Area.

Apply to be a Delegation Deadline to send complete delegation presentations: Wednesday, November 10 to or phone: 250‑405‑5161 for more information or visit Share Your Views

Electronic Attendance and Participation

The public is invited to attend electronically, view the live stream in real-time on a computer or smartphone, listen and participate by telephone call-in or, join the meeting by Zoom. Visit the meeting site links for all the details.

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Featured Sessions

2022/23 Draft Budget Session – Trust Council will review the draft 2022/23 budget before moving to public consultation in January and adoption in March.

Trustee Roundtable – updates by each of the 26 local trustees about initiatives, events, and developments of interest from their local trust area.

Council Committees – updates on top priorities and project status from each of Trust Council’s committees: Executive, Regional Planning, Finance, and Trust Programs.

Published Friday, November 19 – The meeting agenda and schedule posting date. Visit the document library or meeting and events links on the Islands Trust website.

Trust Council meets quarterly to make decisions about matters that apply to the Islands Trust Area, and parts of the meeting involve routine business. Trust Council receives, discusses, and makes decisions about policies, finances, and proposed work for the coming quarter.

Trust Council works to preserve and protect over 450 islands and their surrounding waters in the Salish Sea. Input, comments, ideas, and feedback on topics related to the jurisdiction of the Islands Trust are welcomed.

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The Islands Trust is a federation of special-purpose local government bodies representing 26,000 people living within the Islands Trust area and another 10,000 non-resident property owners. The Islands Trust area is located within Coast Salish territory and is the homeland to over 28,000 Coast Salish Peoples who have called this place home since time immemorial. The Islands Trust is responsible for preserving and protecting the Islands Trust Area’s unique environment and amenities by planning and regulating land use, development management, education, cooperation with other agencies, and land conservation. The area covers the islands and waters between the British Columbia mainland and southern Vancouver Island. It includes 13 major islands and more than 450 smaller islands covering 5,200 square kilometres.

Contact: Peter Luckham, Chair, Islands Trust Council 250-210-2553 Russ Hotsenpiller, Chief Administrative Officer 250-405-5160 via Clare Frater, Director of Trust Area Services 250-405-5192

Banner photo credit: Kristine Mayes

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