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Virtual Community Townhall

Virtual Community Townhall Q & A 

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s Virtual Community Townhall Q & A series is an opportunity for residents to receive an update on the municipality’s response to COVID-19 and to ask questions. Following brief remarks from Mayor Scott and the Director of Emergency Management, the townhall focuses on answering your most pressing questions. Your questions are answered by a panel of subject matter experts from various government and community organizations, such as: Alberta Health Services, Alberta Emergency Management Agency, Department of Indigenous Services Canada, Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation, Oil Sands Community Alliance and Fort McMurray Airport Authority.

Please note that while best efforts are made to secure a panel of experts from various agencies, the panel may differ at each townhall event based on availability.

Please note that the previously scheduled April 30 townhall is cancelled as we respond to the ongoing river break and flood in the region. Thank you for your understanding.

Upcoming Townhalls:

  •  Thursday, May 21 at 6:10 p.m.

In attendance for remarks and to take questions:

  • Don Scott, Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Jamie Doyle, Chief Administrative Officer, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Regional Fire Chief Jody Butz, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Other government and community organization representatives

Public Live Stream

How to join

All residents can join the meeting virtually using the live stream link above. Some residents will receive an automated phone call on Wednesday, May 20, notifying them of the event. These same residents will also receive a phone call at the start of the meeting on Thursday, May 21, asking them to stay on the line to join the townhall.

If you do not receive a call at 6:10 p.m. on May 21, 2020 and you are unable to connect via the live stream link, please contact us at 1-800-214-2540 or by email at townhall@rmwb.ca for instructions on how to connect.

How to ask questions

The live stream participants will be able to ask a question by typing into a field. The on-call participants must press *3 to ask a question.

The panel didn't answer my question

Is your question related to the Government of Alberta's COVID-19 response? Please visit alberta.ca/covid19 for the latest provincial information.

Is your question related to the Municipal COVID-19 response? Please email your question to townhall@rmwb.ca and we will do our best to provide a timely response. 

Previous Virtual Community Townhall


For the previous Townhall videos please visit our youtube channel

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