The strength of our governance matters more than ever as FCM helps its members lead the nationwide pandemic response. If you’re invested in the issues our members care about, consider running for a one-year Board term to support our work.

Our Board is made up of elected municipal officials who are committed to championing local priorities at the national level on behalf of the FCM membership. The Board meets for three to five days, three times per year, with some committee meetings in between. Our Board members also work hard to promote FCM priorities in their local communities and with their federal counterparts on Parliament Hill. Joining the Board is a great opportunity to connect with other members across the country to share lessons learned and new ideas. We hope you’ll bring your talents and commitment to the table!

Who is eligible to run as a candidate?

If you wish to be registered on the electoral ballot, you must:

  • Be an elected official of an FCM-member municipality
  • Submit one of these forms:
  • Submit an official resolution: The resolution must be endorsed by your member municipality or Provincial/ Territorial Municipal Association, expressly permitting you to seek a position on FCM’s Board and confirming your municipality/association will incur any costs related to your attending FCM meetings. Please attach the resolution to your consent form.

Outreach during your campaign

Once your documentation is submitted and approved, you may submit a picture and a short bio, and we’ll post it on this website. The bio may include a link to a campaign video if you choose to produce and host one through a third-party provider (e.g., YouTube).

You may post an election campaign ad on this website.

We’ll let candidates know about other opportunities to reach out to FCM’s membership shortly.

Want to apply to sit as a committee member?

Our committees include Board and non-Board members of FCM. Eligible candidates may apply to become a member of select FCM’s Standing Committees. We'll email members a link to the online form when the application window opens.

Campaign guidelines

These Campaign guidelines include the 2021 rules for virtual campaigning.

FCM by-laws

These rules guide our organization, including many aspects of the election process.

Election procedures

Learn about the detailed rules we follow during our elections process.

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