Committees are established to assist Council and provide opportunities for public involvement in municipal matters. Committees are advisory in nature and function within the authority set out in their terms of reference or by bylaw. Citizen representatives are appointed in a voluntary capacity to bring local knowledge, expertise and experience to specific areas of civic concern.
Committee meetings are open to the public, unless the topic relates to a subject included in Section 90 of the Community Charter.
For more information, please contact the Corporate Officer at (604) 886-2274.
The Mayor may establish standing committees for matters the Mayor considers would be better regulated and managed by committee, and for that purpose may appoint persons who are not Council members as members of a Standing Committee. At least one half of the members of a standing committee must be Council members.
The Mayor may establish a Select Committee to undertake a specific, finite task for Council and report back with recommendations. At least one member of Council must serve on the Committee. Currently the Town has four active Committees and Commissions: