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Information for Candidates for the 2018 General Local Election

This page was last reviewed on January 12, 2018.

General Nomination Package Letter 2014The Village of Cumberland elects one Mayor, four councillors and one School Trustee.

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 campaigning rules at the Election BC website.

There may also be a candidate information session in the fall of 2018 hosted by the Comox Valley Regional District.

Nomination Documents – Elections BC is now updating forms for the 2018 election

2014 General Nomination Package Letter

  1. Municipal Candidate Nomination Packages and Electoral Organization Endorsement Packages
  2. School Trustee Candidate Nomination Packages and Electoral Organization Endorsement Packages

Nomination Period 2014

Nomination documents must be delivered to the Village Office (2673 Dunsmuir Avenue) between 9:00am Tuesday September 30, 2014 and 4pm Friday October 10, 2014 during regular business hours. Nomination documents will be received by the Chief Election Officer, or designate.


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.


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


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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