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Public Engagement

Welcome to the City of Nanaimo's Public Engagement page. We want to hear from you, the residents of Nanaimo. Here you will find details on current public open house events sharing information on various City projects and initiatives. Missed an opportunity to take part? Scroll through our archive for a summary of what’s taken place.

Linley Valley - Future Uses

The City of Nanaimo is working with Vancouver Island University’s Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) to identify the current uses and opportunities to improve recreational use and access in Linnley Valley Park while respecting its environmentally sensitive areas.

An online survey is open from July 19, 2017 to August 12, 2017. 

You are invited to a community workshop where you can provide input on Linley Valley Park.

When and Where: Tuesday, August 22, 6:30 pm, Oliver Woods Community Centre, 6000 Oliver Road.

Stay tuned for more information on how to RSVP to this session closer to the date of the event.


Online Survey

Linley Valley Cottle Lake Park Information Page

Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI)

Public Engagement Pilot Program - Feedback Sessions

The City is planning a new community engagment program to launch this fall and we want to hear from you on what it should look like. This program will consist of four engagement sessions over the course of one year. After the year is up, the results and feedback from the sessions will be reviewed and recommendations will be brought to Council

Please join us at one of two feedback sessions where you will learn about, discuss and provide feedback on a selection of engagement options as well provide ideas for other forms of engagement.

We are also looking for additional members to join the program's planning committee. If you are interested in joining, please email 

When and Where: 

Monday, July 17, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Beban Park Social Lounge, 2300 Bowen Road

Tuesday, July 18, 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Bowen Park Complex Room 1, 500 Bowen Road

Wednesday, August 16, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Oliver Woods Community Centre Monarch Room, 6000 Oliver Road

Thursday, August 17, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Harewood Activity Centre, 195 Fourth Street

Monday, August 21, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Maffeo Sutton Park Lions Pavilion

Who is invited to attend: All members of the public.

Can't make it to a session in person? No problem! Fill out this survey, it's open until Thursday, August 31 at 12:00 pm.

Feedback Session Information Boards and Handouts:

Information Handouts [390 KB]

Welcome [1.1 MB]

Council Motion [271 KB]

Potential Engagement Methods [2.7 MB]

Additional Ideas [448 KB]

May 2017 Newsletter

The Spring 2017 issue of the City Updates Newsletter is out! In it, you will find information on your tax bill, City projects and community events laong with the latest Trash talk. Look for it in your mailbox along with your tax notice in late May or view it online now!

City Updates Newsletter (pdf)

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