On December 4, 1999, following a restructure study, Bowen Island became an island municipality within the Islands Trust. Bowen Island Municipality has its own website.
Bowen Island Municipality is represented on the Islands Trust Council by two Municipal Councillors, elected through a 'double-direct' system during regular local government elections. An island municipality submits its Official Community Plans to the Islands Trust for approval, and must consider the provincial object of the Islands Trust in adopting bylaws or issuing permits or licences. Island municipalities contribute to the administrative costs of the Islands Trust through property taxes.
In September 2005, Bowen Island's Chief Administrative Officer presented a slideshow to Trust Council reporting on progress since incorporation.
In September 2012, Bowen Island Municipal Council had a joint meeting with the Islands Trust Council Executive Committee. The slides from Islands Trust's staff presentation are here.
Click here to go to the Bowen Island Municipality Reports and Publications webpage.
May 7, 2018 | June Trust Council Program Announced
Islands Trust Council invites public to its next quarterly business meeting June 19-21 on Saturna Island.
April 30, 2018 | Islands Trust on Oil Spill Management
The Chair wrote to the Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, about oil spill management.
April 27, 2018 | Islands Trust contributes to ALR review
The Chair contributed to the Agricultural Land Reserve and Agricultural Land Commission Revitalization review.
April 12, 2018 | March Trust Council Decision Highlights
The March 13-15 Trust Council Decision Highlights are now available.