City of Calgary recruiting volunteers for Boards, Commissions and Committees
The City of Calgary is looking for diverse volunteers to fill positions on 18 Boards, Commissions and Committees (BCCs). These volunteers will provide City Council with perspective and recommendations on important civic issues. Applications are being accepted until Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
“Boards, Commissions and Committees give Calgarians the opportunity to actively engage in the municipal decision-making process by providing guidance to City Council on a wide variety of issues ranging from accessibility, to housing, to the environment,” says Bonnie Hilford, Deputy City Clerk. “They play an integral role in bringing together citizens and The City to achieve the common goal of strengthening the community.”
Membership requirements vary depending on the Board, Commission or Committee, however, The City of Calgary is looking for residents of Calgary, who are at least 18 years of age:
- With a desire to give back to the community,
- With specific expertise relevant to the qualifications a specific Board, Commission or Committee may be looking for,
- Who are interested in the legislative process, and
- With time available to commit to membership.
Vacancies exist on the following BCCs:
Advisory Committee on Accessibility
BiodiverCity Advisory Committee
Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee
Calgary Airport Authority
Calgary Heritage Authority
Calgary Parking Authority
Calgary Planning Commission
Calgary Police Commission
Calgary Technologies Inc
Calgary Transit Access Eligibility Appeal Board
Calgary Transit Public Safety Citizen Oversight Committee
Combative Sports Commission
License and Community Standards Appeal Board
Public Art Board
Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee
Subdivision and Development Board
“There’s so much that you can do by being involved with a City based Board, Committee or Commission. I know this from my own personal experience as a community member on the Calgary Planning Commission, the Technical Committee on Accessibility and the Community Representation Framework Task Force,” explains Councillor Jyoti Gondek. “You can have your voice heard, you can draw in the people that are typically not at the table, and get points across from a lived experience perspective. It is so important to have a diverse group of Calgarians at the table and I encourage anyone who is interested to apply.”
More information on the Board, Commission or Committee mandates, eligibility requirements, length of term, and time commitments can be found by visiting calgary.ca/cityclerks.
To apply for a position visit calgary.ca/cityclerks to fill out an online application form. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, September 14, 2018.