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Information for Candidates for the 2018 General Local Election

This page was last reviewed on April 23, 2018.

The 2018 general local election for the Village of Cumberland will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The Village of Cumberland elects one Mayor, four councillors and one School Trustee.

Candidate Information

The Province of BC offers this information on general local elections:

Thinking of Running for Office?

What Ever Candidate Needs to Know

Voter Guides

Find information on the new campaigning rules from Election BC .

Submission of Nomination Documents for Candidates

Nomination document forms will be available in summer 2018.

Nomination documents must be delivered to the Village Office at 2673 Dunsmuir Avenue between September 4, 2018 at 9 am and September 14, 2018 at 4 pm during regular business hours and received by the Chief Election Officer, or designate.


For 2018 the municipality provides $17,553 annually for the mayor and $9,436 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. The inaugural meeting will take place on November 5, 2018.


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


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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