Calgary, AB,
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2015
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Get involved! It’s your City. Volunteer positions available on City of Calgary Boards, Commissions and Committees

August 14, 2015 – The City of Calgary is recruiting volunteers to fill positions on various Boards, Commissions and Committees (BCCs). Members serving on these BCCs provide guidance to City Council on important civic issues ranging from accessibility, housing, planning to public art.

City Clerk, Sue Gray says, “Sitting on a board, commission or committee offers Calgarians the opportunity to give back to their community while gaining valuable experience in their area of interest. The City and all residents benefit greatly from the expertise and passion that these community-minded volunteers bring to these positions.”

This year, The City is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on various boards, commissions and committees. Membership requirements vary depending on the position, however, The City of Calgary is looking for:

  • Individuals with a desire to give back to the community,;
  • Individuals with specific expertise relevant to the qualifications a specific board, commission or committee may be looking for,
  • Individuals interested in the legislative process, and
  • Individuals with time available to commit to membership.

Vacancies exist on the following BCCs:

Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee (Calgary)
Access Calgary Eligibility Appeal Board
Advisory Committee on Accessibility
Airport Authority (Calgary)
Audit Committee
BiodiverCity Advisory Committee
Calgary Parking Authority
Calgary Technologies Inc
Combative Sports Commission
Convention Centre Authority
Heritage Authority (Calgary)
Planning Commission (Calgary)
Police Commission (Calgary)
Protective Services Citizen Oversight Committee
Public Art Board
Saddledome Foundation
Taxi Limousine Advisory Committee

More information on the board, commission or committee mandates, eligibility requirements, length of term, and time commitments for members can be found by visiting calgary.ca/cityclerks. There are several ways to apply for a position:

  • Applicants can apply online by filling out the application form on calgary.ca/cityclerks;
  • Applications can be submitted by mail to the City Clerk’s Office (#8007), P.O. Box 2100, Postal Station “M”, Calgary, AB, T2P 2M5; or  
  • Hand delivered between 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. at The City Clerk’s Office, Main Floor, City Hall, 700 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 2M3

The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, September 15.  

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