Municipal term of office public engagement

How do I participate? 

Complete the online survey before September 28, 2022. Paper copies of the survey are available at your local community library and at the Government of Yukon Jim Smith Building lobby at
2071-2nd Avenue in Whitehorse. Return your completed survey in the self-addressed envelope by September 28, 2022.

What is this engagement about? 

The Association of Yukon Communities represents municipalities and local advisory councils in the Yukon. The Association unanimously passed a resolution at its 2022 Annual General Meeting in May. The resolution calls on the Government of Yukon to increase the current three-year term of office for municipal councils to four years prior to the October 2024 general elections. We want your feedback on extending the term of office from three to four years for:

  • mayors and councils. (Elected officials of the incorporated municipal governments of Carmacks, Dawson, Faro, Haines Junction, Mayo, Teslin, Watson Lake and Whitehorse); and
  • members of local advisory councils. (Elected members for councils in the unincorporated communities of Ibex Valley, Marsh Lake, Mount Lorne, Tagish and Carcross/South Klondike).
How will my input make a difference? 

Your feedback will help the Yukon government determine whether to amend the Municipal Act to change the terms of office for municipal and local advisory councils from three to four years.

Where can I find results? 

We will publish results of this engagement in a What We Heard report after this engagement ends.

Give your feedback on the engagement process 

Share your thoughts on the engagement process by sending an email to bonnie.ventonross@yukon.ca .