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SLRD wants your input on how it can improve its communication with the public

Survey will help inform the regional district’s upcoming update to its communication policy

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) wants your input on how it can improve its communication and engagement with the public, according to a release Friday, Aug. 19.

Before the regional district updates its current communications policy and community engagement strategies, it is asking the public to fill out an online survey that is open until Sept. 2.

“The SLRD recognizes the importance of communicating accurately and effectively, and in engaging residents in public policy decisions wherever possible,” said SLRD board chair Jen Ford in the release.

“In the SLRD, our communities‚and resident needs—are different throughout the region. It’s important for us to share the work that we do, to ensure that residents are informed, and to provide members of the public with opportunities to engage, and to participate in decisions that affect their community, and the region.”

The SLRD’s new engagement framework will be structured around the principles of the International Association of Public Participation, “but community input into how and when the SLRD communicates and engages with the public will help inform this work,” the release went on.

“We really do need to hear from the community, on how we’re currently doing, and how we could improve,” Ford said.

“How do members of the public want us to communicate with them, and how do they want to participate in the engagement process? This is what we’re asking people to think about, because it will help us improve our work in these areas.”

The survey can be filled out at

 The draft strategies and related documents will be considered by the SLRD board at an upcoming board meeting.

The SLRD is a government federation consisting of four member municipalities: The Resort Municipality of Whistler, the Village of Pemberton, the District of Squamish and the District of Lillooet; as well as four unincorporated, rural electoral areas.

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