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Public Participation

Public Participation in ACRD Meetings

In an effort to make ACRD open Board and Committee meetings more accessible to the public, the Regional District provides various ways to participate.

In-Person Attendance

The public are welcome to attend open Board and Committee meetings in-person in the ACRD Board Room at 3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni, BC.

Questions/Comments from the Public during Question Period

If you have a question or comment for the ACRD Board or a Committee respecting an agenda item, you will have an opportunity under the Question Period section of the agenda, which usually occurs towards the end of the meeting.

COVID-19 Protocols

To continue to support the health and safety of the public, directors and staff and following guidance from the Public Health Officer, in-person attendance in the board room will be permitted under reduced capacity. The public are required to wear masks at all times when attending in-person in the Board Room.

Zoom Webinar Attendance

If you wish to participate in an ACRD Board or Committee meeting by Zoom you can register to participate on the ACRD website as follows:

  • Go to the ACRD home page
  • Go to the calendar on the left side of the home page
  • Click on the meeting date you wish to participate in; this takes you to the meeting page
  • Click on the "PUBLIC REGISTER HERE" link and register to participate (this link will be posted the week prior to the meeting)
  • You will receive an email with participation instructions
  • Download the Zoom platform to your device
  • Approximately three to five minutes before the meeting click on the meeting link in the email provided to you
Questions/Comments from the Public during Question Period

If you have a question or comment for the ACRD Board or a Committee respecting an agenda item, you will have an opportunity under the Question Period section of the agenda, which usually occurs towards the end of the meeting. The following are the steps to provide input/comments during Question Period:

  • At the bottom of your Zoom screen, click on the Q & A button
  • Type in the question or comment you would like to speak to during the question period portion of the agenda
  • If you would prefer a staff member to read out your question of comment, please include this in your Q & A message
  • You will be called upon to speak during question period
Email Your Questions/Comments

If you have any questions or comments respecting a Board or Committee agenda item and you do not wish to participate in the meeting, you can email responses@acrd.bc.ca . Your email submission will be read out by a staff member from the Administration Department at the respective meeting under the Question Period section of the agenda which usually occurs towards the end of the meeting. Please specify in your email which meeting you would like to provide your questions/comments at.

Watch Board and Committee Meetings Live

You can watch all open ACRD Board and Committee meetings live on the ACRD's website as well as watch previous meeting's recordings. To watch meetings live:

  • Go to the ACRD home page
  • Go to the calendar on the left side of the home page
  • Click on the meeting date you wish to participate in; this takes you to the meeting page
  • Click on the YouTube link to watch the meeting

Go to ACRD Calendar of Events to find upcoming events and the annual meeting schedule.

Contact

For more information on public participation in ACRD meetings, contact Administration at wthomson@acrd.bc.ca or (250)-720-2700