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.
September 13, 2018 | New Name for Islands Trust's Conservancy
The Islands Trust announces that the Islands Trust Fund has been renamed the Islands Trust Conservancy.
September 5, 2018 | Island Leaders in Canada and U.S. Call on Prime Minister to Abandon Trans Mountain Expansion
Trustees and Councilors from the islands in the Salish Sea, on both sides of the Canadian-U.S. border, have written an open letter urging Prime Minister Trudeau to abandon the expansion project.
August 30, 2018 | Trans Mountain
Islands Trust Welcomes Court Decision on Trans Mountain.
August 16, 2018 | Sept. Trust Council Program Announced
Islands Trust Council invites public to its next quarterly business meeting September 18-20 on Keats.