Mayor and Council

The Town of Ladysmith is governed by an elected Council made up of a Mayor and six Councillors. Starting in 2014 elections are held every four years for all municipalities in British Columbia.

City Departments

Council delegates administrative responsibility to the City Manager who oversees the Town's operations.  There are five departments in the Town of Ladysmith -- Corporate Services, Financial Services, Development Services, Infrastructure Services and Parks, Recreation & Culture.

Careers & Volunteering

The Town of Ladysmith offers the charm of a small town community with modern amenities in a heritage seaside setting. There are opportunities to work and to volunteer in our organization. 

Development Application Review Project

The Development Application Review Project which took place Spring 2018 included consultation with the development community through an on-line survey, one-on-one interviews with staff, Council and developers/applicants, and concluded with a Developers’ Forum held on April 12, 2018.  


Local government elections are held every four years.  The next election will be held in 2026.

Council Advisory Committees

Council annually appoints community members to participate on various Town Commissions, including Parks, Recreation & Culture; Heritage Revitalization Advisory; and Advisory Planning.

Bid Opportunities

From time to time, the Town of Ladysmith issues tenders or requests for proposals to deliver a variety of goods and services. 

Reports & Publications

The reports in this section are some of the Town's most important guiding documents, laying out our vision for a sustainable future, our financial plan, our strategic plan, and plans for the different areas of our community in addition to the overall Official Community Plan.

News & Media

The latest news from the Town of Ladysmith will be posted when it happens, so check back often to stay informed.

OCP Review

Town of Ladysmith is updating its Official Community Plan (OCP) to help manage growth and change in a way that helps our community meet its goals.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information/Protection of Privacy legislation is administered through the Corporate Services Department.

Events Calendar

There are a lot of great events happening in Ladysmith.


Find information about proclamations, flags and themed lighting in the Town of Ladysmith.