WHITEHORSE—Community and government leaders and officials gathered in Watson Lake this past weekend for the 41st Annual General Meeting of the Association of Yukon Communities (AYC).
“I always appreciate the opportunity to meet with our colleagues from Yukon communities to discuss important issues and share ideas,” Premier Darrell Pasloski said, who delivered a keynote address on Friday evening. “I want to thank our hosts in Watson Lake for another successful AYC conference and annual general meeting.”
Newly acclaimed Association of Yukon Communities president Diana Rogerson said: “I too would like to thank our hosts in Watson Lake. Our membership was able to gather, learn, collaborate, bring forward our key concerns and hear exceptional keynote speakers including one of Yukon’s decorated athletes Stephanie Dixon.”
The annual meeting of the AYC – held this year from May 12 to 15 – is a key gathering of municipal and Yukon government officials. It provides a forum for governments and opportunities for workshops and policy discussions on matters of importance to municipal governments and local advisory councils in Yukon. Local First Nations are also invited to attend and participate.
“We were happy to commit at the meeting to extending the $50,000 fire supplement for communities for the next five years,” Community Services Minister Currie Dixon said. “I also highlighted the important work we are doing with communities on infrastructure priorities and solid waste, asset management and the expansion of 911 service. Going forward, we committed to work collectively with the AYC to identify recreational infrastructure development priorities and changes to the designated materials list through the establishment of two joint working groups.”
Association of Yukon Communities
Ben Yu Schott
Communications, Community Services
Executive Director, Association of Yukon Communities