Steve Forseth serves as president of the North Central Local Government Association – Williams Lake Tribune

Steve Forseth of Williams Lake is the new president of the North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA)

He was acclaimed to the position at the NCLGA convention held in Fort St. John May 2-5.

Forseth has been the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Zone D Director since 2014 and a member of the NCLGA Board of Directors since 2019.

Excited about becoming president, Forseth said the association can lobby the government for funding for infrastructure, health care and transportation in partnership with partners from the Union of Municipalities of Colombia. British.

“NCLGA is the collective body that lobbies for local government priorities in the North Central region.”

He met with the new board on Friday, which includes Williams Lake councilor Sheila Boehm, who was acclaimed first vice president, councilwoman Marnie Brenner, who was elected chief executive, and area manager E from the CRD, Angie Delainey, who has been appointed regional representative of the CRD. before the congress.

“I fully anticipate that the next meeting of the new board will be in July,” Forseth said.

Describing attendance at the convention as “pretty decent”, he said there were more than 1oo delegates attending in person and another 15 attending virtually.

“Given that we’ve had two years of virtual, I think even getting a hundred people into a room is pretty good. We provided the option to attend virtually because we felt some delegates might not be comfortable attending an event in person as a result of a pandemic.

While the NCLGA’s headquarters are in Prince George, it’s not uncommon for the president to live in another community.

Next year’s convention will be held in Dawson Creek.

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