Conference Day 1

Heading up the program on Day 1, AMBC is excited to announce Isaiah Robinson,councillor of the Kitasoo Xai’xais First Nation in Klemtu, B.C.

Isaiah Robinson, is  a proud member of the Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation. Born and raised in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, he later moved to Hope, where he spent his formative years. Over the years, Isaiah amassed invaluable management experience, which became particularly crucial during his tenure as the Housing and Public Works Department Manager. In that role, the emphasis on asset management was paramount due to the aging infrastructure, which faced significant wear and tear given the location in the very heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Having served his community for five years in the aforementioned capacity, Isaiah currently holds the position of General Manager for the Kitasoo Development Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for spearheading various projects aimed at enhancing both economic and social development. His commitment to his Nation also extends to governance; he is now serving his third term as an elected councillor.

In addition to his primary responsibilities, Isaiah serves on the boards of the Indigenous Zero Waste Technical Advisory Group and the Aboriginal Capital Committee. Each of these roles reflects an enduring commitment to fostering positive change and ensuring sustainable growth for the community.


Conference Day 2

On the second day, AMBC is fortunate to have confirmed, Jen Sheel, P.Eng., PMP, Director, Municipal Services at The University of British Columbia, who will be opening the program.

Jen is part of a diverse team of professionals, trades and skilled staff who provide critical services to the University of British Columbia. The Municipal Services team is responsible for urban and natural asset management, extreme weather response, waste management, materials management and fleet management. As the Director of Municipal Services in the Facilities group, Jen believes deeply in giving back to her community and volunteers on the VP Finance and Operations Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee, UBC United Way Campaign Executive, Applied Science and EGBC mentoring programs, and convocations for graduates.

Jen believes inclusion is necessary for individual and team resiliency, and we each have a role to play. Before working at UBC, Jen worked in the Engineering Department at the City of Vancouver for over 20 years, where she is most proud of the work she led with her team and community on creating inclusive public spaces.

She recently completed a certificate in Intercultural Communications from UBC, is a Professional Engineer registered in BC, a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a passionate learner and outdoor enthusiast.

Join PWABC for their 2023 Conference at the Penticton Conference Centre

September 26 and 27th, 2023!

For more information and to register:

Offering some great post conference training:

Flush Truck Operations Course:

Offered over two days, this course will educate operators on the safe and efficient operation of jetting equipment used to clean, repair and maintain storm and sanitary sewer lines.

For more details and to register:

5 Foundational Practices of Leadership:

This full-day session is designed to enhance your leadership abilities and help you become an exemplary leader in your organization.

For more details and to register:

Don’t forget to register for the Municipal SERVICES Association of BC Golf Tournament:

What: Municipal Services Association of BC (MSABC) PWABC/BCMSA Joint Tradeshow Golf Tournament

Date: Monday, September 25, 2023

Location: Summerland Golf & Country Club, 2405 Mountain Avenue, Summerland, BC, V0H 1Z2

Time: 1:30 PM Shotgun start

o   12:00 registration opens

Format: 18 holes of golf, 4 person scramble format, with shared power carts

o   A lunch burger buffet, with 2 salads and fries during registration is included

o   2 drink tickets are included

o   Bus transportation to, and back from, the course is included. Pick-ups and drops offs at the Penticton Lakeside and Ramada Hotels. Pick ups start at 11:30 AM

Cost: $160 / person, taxes included, for MSABC members

           $175 / person, taxes included, for non-MSABC members

You can purchase spots for the golf tournament here:

Look on the left hand side of the home page under “Events Payment Centre”

Asset Management BC (AMBC) will have a new Executive Director as of July 1st, 2022. Since the establishment of Asset Management BC 11 years ago, our first Executive Director, Wally Wells P. Eng., a great ambassador and champion of Asset Management in BC and beyond, is handing the reins over to another well-known figure in Asset Management, David Allen.

David is the retired Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Courtenay with significant municipal experience including prior positions at  4 other BC local governments and, for the  past 8 years, as  co-chair of the AMBC Community of Practice. David is the author of the 4 C’s, a regular contributor to the AMBC newsletter and is a passionate advocate of Asset Management. Wally will continue to provide assistance and guidance within our asset management community by continuing involvement with AMBC as an Asset Management  Master, Mentor & Coach.

Asset Management BC is your Community of Practice in BC linked with other Communities of practice across Canada.  The mandate for AMBC is to share knowledge and information through training, an annual conference, periodic workshops, social media, our newsletter, mentoring and networking and our partnership with many like organizations in BC.

Wally Wells

David Allen

Take your asset management practices to the next level! Workshops will be offered throughout 2022 to meet demand, through an open call for applications.

Whether you’re just starting out or well underway, Asset Management BC (AMBC) is excited to offer BC’s local governments and First Nations a unique education program to help you advance your asset management practices. The team at Asset Management BC developed these programs to help you continue your journey with the asset management process. It is more than just a Plan. You’ll also be able to help others – participants from all sessions can share their takeaways and success stories through case studies and input to AMBC Primers.

The 2022 Asset Management BC Training Program includes two options, and you may choose more than one:

  1. Working with Levels of Service: A series of hands-on, collaborative workshops and a simple spreadsheet-based tool to help you identify, optimize, and communicate your levels of service.    Watch our demo here:
  1. Operationalizing Asset Management: A unique cohort-based learning experience to help you identify and overcome the barriers to asset management in the areas of organizational culture, structure, and capacity.

Download the full program guide.

Open call for applications. Please download the 2022 Call for Interest Form

Who Should Attend?

Both program options (Levels of Service, Operationalizing Asset Management) are open to all BC municipalities, regional districts, and First Nations of any size (for additional information, refer to ‘Recommended for’ under Levels of Service and Operationalizing Asset Management in this guide). Consideration will be given to other organizations, including those located outside of BC, based on registration numbers. Preference will be given to BC municipalities, regional districts and First Nations.

Program registration is ongoing; sessions start when there are an adequate number of participants.

Subsidies are available through UBCM for up to 50% of the registration cost for BC local governments and BC First Nations.  The full cost is paid at time of registration and participants can then apply for the subsidy once the training is completed. If you register more than the stated minimum number of participants, UBCM reserves the right to limit the number of participant subsidies per local government.