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Benjamin Charles Bracewell (1945 - 1954)

Benjamin Charles Bracewell B.C. Bracewell was the third deputy minister (1945-1954). He began his career in government as an official with the Municipality of South Vancouver. He later moved to the Okanagan where he worked as the municipal clerk and treasurer for the District of Penticton. He also served a term as the president of the Municipal Officers' Association (the predecessor to the Local Government Management Association - LGMA). Bracewell joined the Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) in 1938 as the assistant supervisor of municipalities. He was promoted to deputy minister in 1945 and held the position for nine years.

Although Bracewell retired in 1954, he continued to be involved in local government helping develop the 1957 redraft of the Municipal Act
 

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Sources

 
Bancroft, Wendy, et al. Union of British Columbia Municipalities: The First Century. Vancouver, B.C.: Granville Island Publishing, 2006.
 
Bracewell, Benjamin Charles. The Development of Local Government in British Columbia. Unpublished, 1970.
 
British Columbia Archives.  "Mr. B.C. Bracewell".  Call number: I-84456.