LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT HISTORY
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Celebrating LGD History
Celebrating LGD History is about British Columbia's Local Government Department (LGD).

Established in 1934 as a "medium of communication between the Province and its municipalities", the LGD has played a vital role in shaping B.C.'s local government system.

In 2009, the LGD celebrated its 75th anniversary.

These pages recount the LGD's past and provide context for its work in the present and future.

  • View statistics and maps of Historical Trends that have been important to local government in B.C.
  • Learn about the development of notable features of B.C.'s local government system in Mini-Histories.
  • Enjoy Biographies and Stories of the LGD's current and former staff and leaders.
  • Read about the evolution of the LGD and its influence on B.C.'s local government system in The LGD's Eras.

Historical Trends Mini Histories Biographies & Stories Eras