“Municipalities build communities – we need to make sure they’re strong.”
Charlottetown, PEI – The Federation of PEI Municipalities (FPEIM) hopes to see strong interest in the upcoming municipal elections. The nominations for municipal council are open from October 10th to October 19th, with the elections to take place Island-wide November 5th.
According to Federation of PEI Municipalities President Bruce MacDougall, municipal elections this year represents an important turning point in municipal governance. “This is the first time that all municipalities will have a fall election process with advance nominations. The Federation views the upcoming election as a time for residents to step up and offer their leadership in governing their municipality,” he said. “Bringing community leaders to the table to be a voice for their municipality is more important now that ever. Municipalities build communities – we need to make sure they’re strong.”
Visit Elections PEI (electionspei.ca) for information on elections in Charlottetown, Summerside, Stratford and Cornwall. For general information about elections in all other municipalities visit municipalelectionspei.ca or contact your municipal office.
The Federation of PEI Municipalities (FPEIM) exists to support its members through education, information and other supports. The organization acts as a strong and unified voice for the interests of its members to guide and improve legislation, programs and policies. For more information on FPEIM please visit www.fpeim.ca
Did You Know?
- Our 63 municipalities only cover 30% of the Island. We need strong municipalities covering our Island.
- Municipalities build a sense of community through activities, events and programs for all ages.
- Municipal parks, playgrounds, recreation facilities and programs, festivals, and many other services improve our quality of life.
- Municipalities build safe communities by delivering services that protect people and their property, including fire and police, emergency planning and response, land use planning, building standards, safe drinking water and street lighting.
- Land use planning helps protect the value of our homes; but only 10% of the Island is covered by municipal land use plans.
- Land use planning helps protect fragile areas, our natural resources and the environment; but only 10% of the Island is covered by municipal land use plans. Stronger Municipalities – Stronger Communities – Stronger Island!