The Elected Voice of the Kootenays

The Association of Kootenay and Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) is the local government association that represents the municipalities and electoral areas of the south-eastern portion of the province of British Columbia. The area includes the Regional Districts of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), Central Kootenay (RDCK), East Kootenay (RDEK) as well as the Town of Golden and the Village of Valemount.

The AKBLG encompasses three regional districts entirely, and a part of a fourth and fifth that includes 23 electoral areas and 27 municipalities.  We are bordered by the Rockies to the east, the Okanagan to the West and the U.S. to the South.  Our municipalities range in population from the smallest in the province (Village of Silverton pop. 195) and the smallest city in Canada (Greenwood pop. 665), all the way up to the largest in our area, Cranbrook (20,047).  Our region is very rural - Cranbrook is the only AKBLG community with more than 11,000 people.

2019 Resolutions Package

2019 Resolutions Package

Current AKBLG Resolutions

2019 Resolutions - Post Convention

Past AKBLG Resolutions

2018 Resolutions

2017 Resolutions

2016 Resolutions

2015 Resolutions

2014 Resolutions

Want to write a great resolution?

 Here is UBCM's guide

AKBLG Directors and staff can be reached through:


Phone:  (250) 688-0650

Mailing:    AKBLG
                 c/o 4979 Falcon Drive
                 Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
                 V0B 1L1

AKBLG Convention to be held in Castlegar

April 26-28, 2019

The City of Castlegar is pleased to host the AKBLG Convention and extends a warm welcome to all delegates and sponsors. They invite you to explore their wonderful City and all that it and the area have to offer.

Early Bird Registration Closed

Shuttle Service Information

Accommodation Options

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Form Package

Tradeshow Registration Package

Arrive to Convention a day EARLY

Pre Convention Workshop: Climate Action Leads to Community Resilience

April 25, 2019 from 1pm to 5pm

Presented By: Columbia Basin Trust

As an elected official, understanding climate change and planning for climate action is part of the new business-as-usual for local governments. This workshop will equip you with knowledge needed to make policy and decisions that will help your community move from coping to thriving in a changing climate.

This 4-hour workshop will address:

  • Context of climate change: How is the climate changing in the Basin/Boundary region? What is the global context?
  • Relevance of climate action: What does climate change mean for municipal operations, economies, community health and the environment?
  • Climate action opportunities: What can your community do to reduce emissions and address vulnerabilities to fire, flood, drought and other risks? Where can you access support?

Registration is OPEN NOW! Deadline to Register is April 15th

Link to Register:

Registration for Pre-Convention is directly with Columbia Basin Trust