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Spina for president

Coun. Marg Spina.
May 01, 2013 - 12:18 PM

Kamloops city Coun. Marg Spina has served on the Southern Interior Local Government Association since 2009 and this week she could become the next president of the association.

As she prepared to leave council chambers early Tuesday afternoon her peers wished her luck with her nomination.

“Coun. Spina is putting her name forward for president of SILGA, wish her well in that,” acting deputy mayor Coun. Nancy Bepple said while listing the planned attendance of most of council at the convention in Salmon Arm May 1-3.

Spina started as a director in 2009 and then became second vice president in 2011. Last year she stepped up to first vice president position and as the only nominee for the role heading in to the annual convention Spina is in a position now to take the reins.

Positions within SILGA are one year terms and the president can only serve two consecutive terms. The elections will also fill the roles of first and second vice president and a total of seven director seats. In addition to the nominations already filed nominations from the floor will also be taken during the convention. The election will take place Thursday, May 2.

During the convention the association will also look at a list of 32 resolutions for 2013. The only one submitted by Kamloops city council tackles ICBC information access to help aid by-law departments. Other resolutions include provincial and federal funding, financial, environmental and miscellaneous items such as excessive vehicle noise, council vacancies and reporting requirements.

To contact a reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca or call (250) 819-3723.

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