About

CivicInfo BC is British Columbia's local government information hub. We have operated this portal website since April 2000, providing a wide variety of tools and information resources for those who work, or have an interest, in the province's local government sector.

Our core values:
  • We are service-driven.
  • We are collaborative.
  • We are co-operative.
  • We are entrepreneurial.
 

History & Governance

In 1998, a study funded by the Union of BC Municipalities identified the need for a comprehensive, online local government information service.  To make this a reality, a steering committee of the province's major municipal organizations was assembled, and seed funding was secured.  CivicInfo BC’s founding partners, 1998 names, were:
  • BC Assessment
  • Local Government Institute, University of Victoria
  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Province of BC
  • Municipal Finance Authority of BC
  • Municipal Insurance Association of BC
  • Municipal Officers Association of BC
  • Union of BC Municipalities

Incorporation as a not-for-profit society followed in 2000, and the original partnership was soon expanded to include the Government Finance Officers Association of BC and the Municipal Information Systems Association of BC.  Between 2000 and 2012, each organization appointed a representative to the CivicInfo BC Board of Directors.  Rounding out the seventeen member Board were six representatives from the province's geographic regions, and two directors at large.

Following a governance review, the Board of Directors was streamlined in 2012.  Today, the Board consists of up to nine directors, elected at-large from across British Columbia. To be elected to the Board, a Director must be employed as staff by an organization that holds a regular membership in the CivicInfo BC Society. 

Board elections are held each June at the Society’s Annual General Meeting, and terms are staggered with three out of nine Director positions up for election each year. In a process similar to what’s found in regional districts, CivicInfo BC Directors select a Board Chair, Vice-Chair, and Treasurer on an annual basis.
 
Eligible individuals who may be interested in serving the Board of Directors are encouraged to email [email protected] for detailed information about the nomination and election process.
 

Our Staff

CivicInfo BC has a small and dedicated team of experienced staff who are always glad to assist.   If you have questions or ideas that you would like to discuss, please contact our office at 250-383-4898, or send an e-mail [email protected].