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Information for Candidates

This page was last reviewed on August 27, 2015.

The Village of Cumberland elects one Mayor, four councillors and one School Trustee. View filed candidate nominations.

Notice of Nomination

Candidate Information

A series of 2014 Election Guides are available from the BC Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development – you can find them here.

Information on the new rules at the Election BC website.

There will also be a candidate information session held on September 29, 2014 at the Comox Valley Regional District. Pre-register by calling 250-334-6000.

Nomination Documents

A general notice for Cumberland Candidates is here: General Nomination Package Letter

Candidate Nomination Packages are available here: 3-1 Fillable Candidate Nomination Package

Electoral Organization Endorsement Packages for Candidates are available here:3-2 Fillable Elector Organization Endorsement Package

School Trustee Nomination Packages are available here: 3-3 Fillable School Trustee Nomination Package

Electoral Organization Endorsement Packages for School Trustees are available here: 3-4 Fillable School Trustee Elector Organization Endorsement Package

Nomination Period

Nomination documents must be delivered to the Village Office (2673 Dunsmuir Avenue) between 9:00am Tuesday September 30 and 4pm Friday October 10 during regular business hours. Nomination documents will be received by the Chief Election Officer, or designate.

Remuneration

The 2014 council remuneration bylaw for the municipality provides $14,861.76 annually for the mayor and $7,989 annually to councillors with one third of this treated as an allowance for local mileage and incidental expenses

Cumberland Council

Cumberland Council consists of a mayor and four councilors. The term of office is four years.

Meetings

Council meetings are typically held the second and fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

Other special and committee meetings occur throughout the year as required or set by the mayor, council or the corporate officer.

Council members are provided an agenda and reading material on the Thursday prior to council meetings in order to make informed decisions during the meeting.

Council members may also be appointed to represent council on other local and regional boards and attend various community events throughout the year

Comox Valley Regional District Appointments

Cumberland appoints one representative and an alternate to serve on CVRD board, committee of the whole and sports centre commission meetings.

Cumberland representative on the CVRD board is also representative on the regional solid waste board and Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District board.

Village of Cumberland Corporate Structure

The chief administrative officer reports to the mayor and councillors, and oversees areas of administration, finance, land use planning and development services, building inspection, fire, public works (including building maintenance, roads, water and sewer systems), and parks and recreation

Cumberland 2014 Organization Chart

Questions?

Candidate guides, campaign financing guides, voter’s guides, and more information on local government elections may be found on the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development website and in the Part 3 of the BC Local Government Act.

If you have questions or inquiries about running for Council, please contact Rachel Parker, Deputy Corporate Officer, at 250-336-3005.

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