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NCLGA President Preps For First Board Meeting

Friday, July 22, 2016 @ 5:43 AM

Prince George, B.C.- Laurey-Anne Roodenburg  has been  President of the North Central Local Government Association  for  about two months,  but  today she will chair her first  Board Meeting.

“I don’t  know if I would say there are any big  issues for the NCLGA  right now” says Roodenburg who is a Councillor with the City of Quesnel.   “Our work is put forward by the resolutions  put forward during the AGM, so we’ll be looking at  those resolutions to see what we want to work hard on . They  ( resolutions) all move  forward to the UBCM ( Union of BC Municipalities), but we’ll be looking at  our priorities and I think we’ll probably  be looking at what kind  of meetings we want to have with the  Ministers ( Provincial).”

Having First Nations at the  NCLGA table is a welcome  addition says Roodenburg “Issues are issues,  whether or not  you’re First Nations,  and when  you can work together, good things happen.”

Today may be the first  Board meeting that she will chair, but she says she doesn’t see herself  banging the gavel “I’m very inclusive in how I am in politics,  and I like  to work on consensus.  It doesn’t always happen, but it’s something you like to strive for and  I allow people to have their own opinion.   People look at the issues as what is good for the entire region, not just  what’s good for their own community, they look at what’s good for whole North Central region.”


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