AKBLG a roaring success

Mayor and Conference Coordinator thrilled with results

Mayor Karen Hamling with Sav Dhaliwal

Mayor Karen Hamling with Sav Dhaliwal

Trisha Shanks

Arrow Lakes News

The Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) held its annual conference and AGM in Nakusp from April 22-24. The event is nomadic in nature, moving locations to different host cities throughout the area each year and it’s been more than a dozen years since Nakusp hosted.

More than 200 delegates, spouses, special guests and industry representatives descended on the village for three days and nights to attend seminars, a trade show, listen to speeches and share ideas about what it means to be in local government.

“The conference is over and the delegates had a great time. They were really impressed with the arena complex facility, the restaurants in town and the community as a whole. Way to go Nakusp,” Hamling said.

Conference Coordinator Veronica Sargeant said, “Our social events were well attended; we got rave reviews. The business meetings and presenters were well received. I think everyone really enjoyed it and I’ve gotten really favourable feedback — today I received a nice email from a participant who wrote, ‘I look forward to visiting your community again in the future.’”


In addition to the business at hand, attendees got to whoop it up at the Legion with a fun money casino and also received dinner vouchers to dine at their choice of a variety of restaurants to put some money into local small businesses.