Public notice

March 14th, 2023


Preliminary Budget Open House, Mon. March 20th 4-7pm
Public Review & Engagement

Every year the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) reviews and approves a budget that sets the tax rates to fund important services to the community.  Regional Council has begun its review of the 2023 municipal budget. This process includes the opportunity for you to provide feedback on how your tax dollars are collected and spent. 

 This preliminary budget is not a final document, nor has Regional Council made any final decisions on the 2023 budget.

 2023 Preliminary Budget

Throughout February and early March, Regional Council reviewed a preliminary budget document and approved its use to facilitate a public conversation on the NRRM’s budget priorities. The preliminary budget assumes the 2023 budget in its starting position, maintaining service levels that were provided in 2022. Residents are encouraged to review the preliminary budget documents, which provide a detailed breakdown of the NRRM’s funding, along with a companion presentation that helps explain the documents and highlights key takeaways.  More information will also be added to the webpage as the budget progresses.

Opportunities for Public Feedback

Regional Council encourages public feedback on the preliminary budget; written comments and suggestions are welcomed throughout the engagement process. If you have any questions on the budget or municipal services, please do not hesitate to email/phone/visit the Municipal offices. 

In addition to accepting feedback in writing, a short survey located on our website is open to the public. Mayor and Council are also hosting an open house to be part of the annual budget engagement process. On Monday, March 20th from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., visit the Community Hall at the Recreation Centre where Council and staff will be available to answer your questions and discuss budget priorities.

Next Steps

After the public engagement process is completed, Regional Council will review the feedback received and give additional direction on any further changes to the budget. Regional Council will review a final 2023 budget proposal at a meeting tentatively scheduled for late April.  Once approved, the budget is then used to establish the 2023 Tax Rates and Five Year Financial Plan Bylaws.


Things to consider;

  • What core service areas are most important to you?
  • What should the municipality’s top priorities be – this year, and in the future?
  • What do you want to see more of from your local government?
  • What are you willing to pay more for?


Media Contact:

JodiLee Seidel, Communications & Administrative Coordinator

Northern Rockies Regional Municipality
P: 250-774-2541 X 2030