Sooke Mayor, Maja Tait has been acclaimed as the president of the UBCM. (File)

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait chosen to head UBCM

Tait touts organization as a forum to tackle common challenges

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait was acclaimed president of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities on Wednesday.

The move was not unexpected, as Tait has served as the first vice-president since 2018.

Tait was first elected to the UBCM executive in 2016, and as part of her duties served on a series of committees, including health and social development and the joint provincial-local government committee on cannabis regulation.

RELATED: Mayor in line to lead UBCM

She will now serve a one-year term as president.

“As a relatively young municipality, there is a lot we can learn from other communities who have faced the same challenges we have,” Tait said.

“We don’t operate in isolation, and the UBCM allows us to look at ways to address municipal commonalities in a collective manner and to stand together to advocate for the support we all need to build strong, thriving communities.”

Tait has been a vocal supporter of the UBCM, saying that the positive relationships that she has formed with other levels of government would have been far more difficult to forge outside the organization.



mailto:tim.collins@sookenewsmirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Langford woman charged after allegedly racking up $10,000 in loans using stolen identity

A 32-year-old Langford woman faces theft, fraud, and impersonation charges

Cruise ships leading culprits in rising greenhouse gas emissions at Ogden Point: report

The GVHA released its Emissions Inventory Report just days after City asks for restrictions

Saanich man charged in cross-border drug smuggling operation pleads guilty

William Milton Barnes was charged following a six-month joint investigation

Head of Vancouver Island Regional Library system calls Sidney’s claims ‘problematic’

Rosemary Bonanno says the Library Act gives Sidney an ‘exit strategy’

WATCH: Greater Victoria’s top stories of the day

A round-up of the day’s top stories

POLL: Do you think the day of the federal election should be a statutory holiday?

Increasing voter turnout has long been a goal of officials across the… Continue reading

UBC issues statement after instructor tells students to vote for Liberal Party

University says partisan messaging was not intentional

Fatal overdoses down by 33% in B.C., but carfentanil deaths continue to spike

Carfentanil, an illicit drug more powerful than fentanyl, causing more deaths than ever

Cowichan Valley brothers win big in lottery for second time

Playing same numbers net big wins over a three year period

B.C. woman finds mysterious coin among Grandma’s collection

Grandmother died when she was very young and her past is not well known to her mother

Report of gunshots leads to discovery of deceased male in Campbell River

Police conduct investigation in the south end of Campbell River

Pot use admission at U.S. border snagging Canadian boomers, says lawyer

A waiver to enter the U.S. can cost $2,000 and isn’t a guarantee

Most Read