Krause Up for UBCM Presidency
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George City Councillor Murry Krause has been nominated for president of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM).
He currently serves as the organization’s first vice-president and is running unopposed going into the convention later this month (Sept. 26-30) in Victoria though he could be challenged on the convention floor.
Krause has spent a lot of time moving “up the ladder” with UBCM, first taking a seat on the board as former president of the North Central Local Government Association followed by his election as a director at large and finally his election as third vice-president.
He figures the experience would come in handy.
“Well that’s right and I think it’s really good if people have that experience because then you really understand what the issues are for UBCM, how it works so you’re not coming in cold.”
He admits social issues are closest to his heart but says his focus would broaden as president.
“I think I’ve got a long history in UBCM as well as at home around social justice issues and I will continue to make that a priority for me,” he says.
“But I think the reality is of course there’s a multitude of issues that local governments in the province are facing and it’s to view those as equally important. Everything from infrastructure to and including the social issues.”