Council Meetings

Council

Regular Council meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 1:30 pm - please check the Council Calendar below. 

B.C.'s Provincial Health Officer has put a number of health orders in place, with the intention to help slow and contain the spread of COVID-19 across the province. As per Public Health Order: Gatherings and Events - June 22, 2021, members of the public are allowed to resume attending Council meetings and public hearings in person, within a defined set of parameters. Details of the required parameters are available here.

Members of the public may also view Vernon City Council meetings online, as they are video recorded and published along with the agenda and minutes.

Council Meeting Calendars

 

2021 Council Calendar

Agendas & Minutes

    Appearing before Council

    If City Staff are unable to address your situation or concerns, you can ask to speak to (appear before) Council. To appear you must be scheduled as a formal delegation, which can be requested through the:

    Delegation Request Form 

    Online Delegation Request Form.

    Once you’ve provided the form, plus any background information you think necessary, you will receive written confirmation of your delegation (appearance) .

    The agenda for Council meetings is set on the Wednesday prior to the meeting and you may be rescheduled depending on volume for that meeting. Once you’ve appeared before Council, your presentation will be brought forward at the next Council meeting for consideration.

    Your presentation to Council must be:

    • Five minutes or less, followed by questions or comments from Council Members
    • Any written information for the agenda or your PowerPoint presentation must be received by the Monday before the Council meeting
    Formalities During Council Meetings
    • Comments at Council meetings should be directed to the Mayor or member of Council presiding at the meeting
    • Introduce yourself - please clearly state your name and address before making your comments
    • Be sure to speak into the microphone so your input can be clearly heard. Note that Council meetings are also recorded 
    • The Mayor may be referred to as "Your Worship" or "Mayor Cumming", other Council members as "Councillor"
    • Presentations are limited to 5 minutes
    • Be aware that comments on some issues may be restricted by legal requirements or policy