My Nanaimo This Week - March 9 to 15, 2020

Mar 09, 2020 |

My Nanaimo This Week for March 9-15 header image of view from Pipers Lagoon

This week we spring forward, get involved and are out and about for March. Read on!

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Spring forward!
It certainly starts to feel more like spring when it stays brighter that much longer in the evenings. This week, we get to add an extra hour to our evenings because Daylight Savings Time began on Sunday. Did you remember to set your clocks forward one hour this weekend? If not, you may be late for an appointment!  

Get involved Nanaimo!
The City's new engagement site, Get Involved Nanaimo is live and ready for your participation! We have set up a few projects to get you acquainted with the site and its features including a survey asking you what you are most interested in engaging with us about, an ideas forum where you can brainstorm with us and other community members and a section where you can share your favourite things about Nanaimo. Watch the video below and then check out www.getinvolvednanaimo.ca.

It's simple to start getting involved! Watch the video below to learn how to register and use the many features.

Out and About!
We're out and about with Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture for March! Watch the video below to see what they have in store for the month. View other City of Nanaimo videos on our YouTube Channel.

Upcoming community events:

For a look at more City-related events, visit www.nanaimo.ca/goto/events.

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Call for applicants!

The City of Nanaimo is calling for applications from residents interested in volunteering to participate in the Council Remuneration Task Force (CRTF). The task force will provide an impartial and objective review of the current remuneration paid to Mayor and Council and provide recommendations for a remuneration structure to be implemented by the fall of 2020.

If you are interested and have experience or credentials in one or more of the following areas, apply by 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 12.

  • Management experience of a large or complex organization
  • Business and/or legal experience
  • Local government or other public sector experience
  • Accounting or finance experience
  • Human Resources and benefits experience

Applications can be emailed to Legislative.Servicesoffice@nanaimo.ca or mailed/hand delivered to Legislative Services, 455 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J6. 

Visit the following links for more information and to download the application form:
Committee Application Form
Council Remuneration Task Force Terms of Reference
Council Spending and Amenities Policy
Boards and Committees

This week’s Council and Committee Meetings 
The week opens up with a Governance and Priorities meeting on Monday and the Environment Committee will meet on Wednesday.

Visit the Meetings, Documents and Videos page on the City website to view upcoming meetings, agendas and past meeting videos or visit the Council Meeting Summaries page to read a recap of decisions made in previous meetings. 

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Here's a recap of City news from March 2 to 6:

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