Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman will be in Ottawa next week to meet with the Minister of Environment, the Minister of Finance and others to promote a liquefied natural gas industry.
City councillors endorsed her $2,074 trip at their April 11 meeting.
“MP (Bob) Zimmer’s staff has got three meetings lined up so far, and we’re asking for meetings with about seven different ministers,” Ackerman said.
Northern Rockies Mayor Bill Streeper, Taylor Mayor Rob Fraser and Tumbler Ridge Mayor Don McPherson will also attend.
“We’re still waiting to find out who is all joining us to go on this trip from other communities,” said Ackerman.
Council also endorsed Ackerman and up to two other councillors to attend the Canada LNG Export Conference and Exhibition in Vancouver from May 10-12.
Ackerman will be speaking at the event and her admission cost, valued at $2,950, is waived.
Council has yet to decide who will attend with the mayor.