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2019 CAO Forum

CAO Forum, After the Election - Embracing and Leading Change

February 5-7, 2019

Coast Capri Hotel, Kelowna, BC
1171 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC   T. 250.860.6060

The CAO Forum is an annual offering for local government Chief Administrative Officers to meet with their colleagues and discuss issues of mutual concern in a congenial atmosphere.  The Forum will feature interactive, two-way discussions with speakers on subjects of interest to local governments and provide an excellent opportunity for frank and open dialogue. The 2019 Forum is designed to support CAOs after the election.

Registration is limited to CAOs, appointed Deputy CAOs and Executive Directors/CEOs from Affiliate Members.

View the program brochure and register online  before January 28, 2019

Cancellations are accepted without penalty before January 28, 2019. No refunds after this date.

Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird Rates until December 7, 2018: $675 LGMA member or $735 Non member
  • Regular Rates starting December 8, 2018: $790 LGMA member or $845 Non member

Please note: registration is separate for the optional workshop: Public Engagement - A Strategic Lens, from the CAO Forum registration.


Optional Pre-conference Workshop: Public Engagement - A Strategic Lens

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (includes lunch)

Facilitated by: Robin Prest, Acting Executive Director, Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue

Local Government Panelists: Brian Carruthers, CAO, Cowichan Valley Regional District and

Norm McInnis, CAO, City of Fernie

Now more than ever the public is interested and engaged in what their councils and boards are doing and want to have meaningful input. Expert opinion. Tight budgets. Electoral platforms. Public input. Everyone agrees that public engagement is important, but decision-making can feel like a crowded space.

As the leader in your organization, understanding the importance and having the skills to assist your elected officials and support your staff team with public engagement is critical. This workshop will help you address the tough questions of sponsoring and planning public engagement initiatives.

Registration is separate from the CAO Forum.

Workshop Fees: $290 LGMA member or $330 non-member

Register online before January 28, 2019.


Hotel Accommodations

Accommodations can be made by calling Coast Capri Hotel Reservations at 1.250.860.6060. Be sure to quote "LGMA CAO Forum" for $106 Superior Room Rates + taxes. Room block is on a first-come, first-served basis and these rates are honoured until the room block is full or by Tuesday, January 15, 2019.


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