Prince George Looks to Host FCM
Prince George, B.C.- The City of Prince will be submitting a bid to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to host the 2020 Sustainable Communities Conference.The conference is expected to draw 500 delegates from across the nation. That presents not only a positive economic impact on the City, but provides an opportunity to promote Prince George.
The conference would take place in the early fall of 2020 and is focused on how municipalities are adapting to climate change.
While there is no immediate estimate of what hosting this conference would cost the City, the host City would be expected to pick up the tab for:
- daily breakfast for delegates,
- a Reception hosted by the Mayor,
- all expenses linked with study tours,
- bilingual signage, and
- a closing Luncheon
“It’s a very highly regarded conference across the country” says Councillor Garth Frizzell. He adds that the Regional District of Fraser Fort George has indicated it may be willing to partner on this event and provide a rural component.
“It’s an economic opportunity for Prince George” says Mayor Lyn Hall.