Between October 2023 and May 2024, the City of Kamloops is hosting a series of public engagement sessions called Community + Council Conversations, intended to bring residents and City Council together to discuss shared issues and priorities. We’re calling on you to attend a session and tell our Mayor and Council that climate action is a top priority.
The meetings will be organized into four table topics that reflect the Council’s Strategic Plan: Safety and Security, Governance and Service Excellence, Livability and Sustainability, and Economic Health. Each table will give you the opportunity to tell Council what your priorities are, and to hear from your neighbours about theirs.
This is a great opportunity to bring climate action to the forefront and to remind Council and staff of the many achievable and necessary changes we can make to mitigate the effects that climate change will have on our community. We want to emphasize that meeting the goals of our Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) will require leadership, teamwork and perseverance–and we’re here for it!
Because climate change, environmental degradation and biodiversity loss will affect every aspect of our lives, we encourage you to raise the need for climate action at as many tables as you can. We’re going to need every mitigation and adaptation tool we have, big and small.
We’ve prepared some tips for engagement and key messages relating climate action to each of the four table topics.
The events are divided by geographical area*. Check here to find times and locations for your neighbourhood. NOTE: You can also submit your comments in writing if you prefer—you’ll just need to set up an account for the Let’s Talk site.
Community + Council Conversations: Fall 2023-Spring 2024 schedule
|Southeast Neighbourhood Event (Juniper Ridge, Barnhartvale, Campbell Creek, Rose Hill, Valleyview, and Dallas)||October 25, 2023|
|North Neighbourhood Event (Westsyde, Noble Creek, Rayleigh, and Heffley Creek)||November 23, 2023|
|Southwest 2 Neighbourhood Event (Upper Sahali, Lower Sahali, Southgate, and Thompson Rivers University)||January 24, 2024|
|Core Neighbourhood Event (Downtown, West End, Mission Flats, Sagebrush, and North Kamloops)||February 29, 2024|
|Northwest Neighbourhood Event (Batchelor Heights, Brock and Tranquille)||March 13, 2024|
|Southwest 1 Neighbourhood Event (Pineview Valley, Aberdeen, Dufferin, Iron Mask, and Knutsford)||April 25, 2024|
|Virtual Engagement Event (Zoom meeting)||May 22, 2024|