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.
November 3, 2017 | Abandoned Boats
Help identify abandoned boats for removal by clicking here.
November 1, 2017 | Annual Report
The 2016-2017 Islands Trust Annual Report is now available.
October 23, 2017 | December 2017 Islands Trust Council Program Announced
Trust Council invites members of the public to its next quarterly business meeting December 5-7, 2017 in Victoria.
October 11, 2017 | September 2017 Islands Trust Council Highlights
Decision Highlights from the September 2017 Islands Trust Council meeting are now available.