November 22-26, 2021 marked the first-ever Municipal Government Awareness Week in Manitoba.
Municipal governments are often said to be the closest level of government to the people – a relationship amplified throughout the pandemic as municipalities worked in partnership with others on the front lines to ensure that the vital services that local citizens relied on continued, despite the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19.
The proclamation of Municipal Government Awareness Week recognizes the important role that local councils have in our lives. Local governments make decisions about programs, facilities and infrastructure, and provide important amenities and services like drinking water, waste management, road maintenance, surface water management, fire and police services, land use planning, building permits and inspections, and emergency management in our communities.
Manitoba proclaims first-ever Municipal Government Awareness Week
Full text of 2021 Proclamation (English/French)