Municipalities will vote on whether to ban plastic bags, support rural hospitals, and demand provincial tax relief to plug their leaking budgets, at the Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick’s 201Annual Conference this weekend in Fredericton. 

Delegates will gather for three days of learning, networking, and debate. Attendees will include mayors and councillors from across the province, party leaders and MLAs, federal election candidates, government officials, and guests from the business and non-profit sectors eager to connect with local leaders. UMNB’s 25th Annual Conference will be held October 4-6, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Fredericton NB. 

Conference highlights:  

  • Keynote from Doug Griffiths, author of “13 Ways to Kill your Community” 
  • Local leaders debating “the good, the bad, and the barriers” on regional collaboration. 
  • Remarks from Minister Jeff Carr, Liberal Leader Kevin Vickers, Green Leader David Coon, and PANB Leader Kris Austin.  

Full conference agenda: 

Conference resolutions: 

Fun facts: 

  • 220 registered delegates 
  • 310 banquet attendees 
  • 40 trade show booths (sold out!)
  • 22 speakers 
  • 2 Official Languages 

The Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick (UMNB) is a bilingual association of 60 member municipalities of all sizes, representing over one third of New Brunswick’s population. UMNB works to unite, represent, inform, and connect New Brunswick’s local governments. 

For more information, please contact:   

Margot Cragg, UMNB Executive Director, (506)