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.
May 17, 2017 | Nominees Announced for Community Stewardships Awards
Islanders nominated 10 individuals and eight organizations under the Community Stewardship Awards Program.
May 5, 2017 | June 2017 Islands Trust Council Program Announced
The Islands Trust Council announced the program for its quarterly meeting on Lasqueti Island June 20-22, 2017.
March 17, 2017 | Islands Trust Approves 2017-2018 Budget
The Islands Trust Council approved a budget of $7.7 million for 2017-2018 at its March 15th meeting on Gabriola Island.