Open and Collaborative Governance

I know my biases and work hard to understand those with opposing views to create collaborative outcomes. Over the past 4 years I’ve seen the consequences of not listening which erodes trust and respect. I am passionate, but not polarizing. I advocate for my principles, but am not antagonistic.

As your Mayor I will remain accessible and create a culture of collaboration and cooperation.

Bob Wells

OCP Update

Mayor Bob Wells talks about Courtenay’s Official Community Plan Update and encourages everyone to take a look at the draft plan and provide feedback by Tuesday, March 8th. Principles of reconciliation, community well-being, equity and climate action guide the plan. For details visit

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City Council Meeting – 6 April 2021

Courtenay City Council meets on the first and third Mondays of each month, or Tuesdays following a statutory holiday. The Committee of the Whole meets the last Monday of each month.

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City Council Meeting – 29 March 2021

Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 emergency, the City of Courtenay with the authority of Ministerial Order No. M192 Local Government Meetings & Bylaw Process (COVID-19) Order No. 3 implemented changes to its open Council meetings.
In the interest of public health and safety, and in accordance with section 3(1) of Ministerial Order No. 3 M192, in-person attendance by members of the public at Council meetings will not be permitted until further notice. Council meetings are presided over by the Mayor or Acting Mayor with electronic participation by Council and staff via live web streaming.

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