How local government works.
Generally considered the most accessible level of government, local government in Lesser Slave River consists of local citizens who are elected by the community to serve on the Council and/or various boards. Citizens may also participate in local government by volunteering on committees or commissions. All Council and Board meetings are open to the general public – all of whom can speak directly to the Council or Board;
Selected by residents to represent their views, visions, and values for the future, a Reeve and six Councillors work to ensure decisions mirror community needs and interests. Council functions as a board of directors for the community at large; setting a strategic direction, and then designing policies to achieve that direction.
Local government provides a number of different opportunities for you to participate in the planning, management and growth of your own community. As a resident of the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River, you are able to:
- Run for Reeve or Councillor
- Vote at general elections or public approval opportunities
- Participate in public consultations and public hearings
- Attend Council, Committee or Board meetings
- Volunteer for a committee or commission
As a resident of the MD of Lesser Slave River, you may at any time make your views known. It’s usually best to begin this dialogue by contacting the appropriate municipal department or staff member. However, residents may also present their views to Council in writing or in person at a Council meeting.
If you wish to make a presentation to Council or let Council know how you feel about an issue, please contact Lesser Slave River Administrative Assistant Lana Spencer.
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