New Location for Council Meetings

Effective June 17, Kitimat Council meetings will be held in a new chamber at the Northwest Community College (NWCC) campus, located at 606 Mountainview Square. This venue change means improved accessibility for persons with mobility issues.

Council meetings have been held upstairs in the Public Safety Building at the corner of Haisla Boulevard and Kingfisher Avenue since May 16, 1955. Ten different Reeves and Mayors presided over meetings at this location during that time, including current Mayor Joanne Monaghan.

"This is a great step forward for Council and myself," said Monaghan. "The new chamber will be accessible to those with disabilities. We will be closer to having face-to-face communication with all residents of Kitimat."

In conjunction with the opening of the new chamber, Committee of the Whole meetings will also move to NWCC. These meetings are currently held at the municipal office in City Centre Mall.

Regular council meetings are usually held on the first and third Monday of each month, starting at 7:30 pm. Committee of the Whole meetings take place (as needed) on the second and fourth Monday of each month, also at 7:30 pm. In the event of a statutory holiday, meetings are held the following evening. Council meeting agendas and minutes are available for viewing on-line.

Photo from the final Council meeting at the Public Safety Building - June 3, 2013. Pictured from left to right: Councillor Phil Germuth, Councillor Mario Feldhoff, Chief Administrative Officer Ron Poole, Mayor Joanne Monaghan, Deputy CAO Warren Waycheshen, Councillor Mary Murphy, Councillor Rob Goffinet and Councillor Edwin Empinado. (Missing from photo: Councillor Corinne Scott)