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.
A similar joint meeting is being planned for September 2015.
Click here for the latest Bowen Island Municipality annual report.
July 20, 2017 | June 2017 Islands Trust Council Highlights
Decision Highlights from the June 2017 Islands Trust Council meeting are now available.
July 12, 2017 | Assent Vote for Salt Spring Island Incorporation Referendum
Information on the ballot question, who votes, when and where to vote and elector qualifications/registration is available on the Capital Regional District website.
June 22, 2017 | Community Stewardship Awards Recipients Recognized by Islands Trust Council
Islands Trust Council recognized eight recipients of the Community Stewardship Awards.
June to August 2017 | Our groundwater, our responsibility – workshop coming to your island
Islanders are invited to join the Islands Trust and partners at a series of workshops to share information on wells and our groundwater.