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Counci's Role


Council's Role


What is the role of individuals elected to Council?

The powers, duties and functions of a municipality are exercised and performed by its council. Every council member has the responsibility to consider the well-being and interests of the community and to contribute to the development and evaluation of the municipality's policies and programs. The mayor is the head and chief executive officer of the municipality. In addition to the mayor's responsibilities as a member of council, the mayor provides leadership to the council, communicates information to the council and presides at council meetings.

Term of Office
Candidates who are elected in a general local election serve a four-year term. This term begins at the first municipal council meeting following the general local election and ends immediately before the first council meeting following the general local election four years later.

Time Commitment

Holding local government office can represent a significant time commitment. The District of Sicamous Council holds  regularly scheduled meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Members of council may also sit on a number of committees, boards or commissions that may require additional meetings and time commitment. In addition, many members of Council spend significant amounts of time speaking to their constituents and representing the District at various public functions.


Council’s remuneration is set by Council Remuneration Bylaw No. 291.