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Thank you for your interest in serving on one of Council's Boards, Commissions or Committees (BCCs) for the City of Lethbridge.  Before applying, please read the City Council Policy, and the applicable Terms of Reference or Bylaw for the selected Boards, Commission or Committees you wish to serve to ensure you are eligible.

DEADLINE to apply: September 29, 2019

Appointments are effective January 1, 2020



The purpose of the City Council Committees Policy is to define the circumstances for the establishment of City Council.


Current Opportunities 

 

Aggressive Dog Committee (1 vacancy)

The Aggressive Dog Committee makes decisions on owner appeals concerning the euthanasia of vicious dogs.

Meetings are held as required based on appeals.

One year term with potential for reappointment for as many times as City Council deems appropriate.

For further information Click Here.

Animal Welfare Committee (5 vacancies)

The Animal Welfare Committee acts as an advisory committee to City Council on issues relating to abandoned and feral animals in the City.  Responsibilities include:

  • Determining best practices relative to caring for abandoned and feral animals;
  • To oversee the domestic spay/neuter program undertaken by No Kill Alliance (NOKA) funded by the City of Lethbridge;
  • Oversee the application process for the non-veterinarian funding program for animal rescue groups as directed by City Council;
  • Provide information & recommendations to City Council.

Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month, at 7:30 p.m.

One year term with potential for reappointment to a maximum of six years.

For further information Click Here.

Assessment Review Board (2 vacancies)

The Assessment Review Board is a quasi-judicial, impartial Board appointed by Council under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act.  This Board hears complaints from taxpayers who disagree with the assessed values of property, and make decisions on the appeal.

While not essential, candidates in the areas of law, real estate, construction, property management, property development, finance or accounting are desired. 

Candidates must successfully complete a training program set or approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs.  This course must be completed in the first quarter of the year following appointment.

Hearings are held, as required, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, May 1 to December 31.

Three year term with potential for reappointment to a maximum of six years.

For further information Click Here.

Combative Sports Commission (11 vacancies)

The Combative Sports Commission is responsible for supervising, regulating, governing and controlling boxing, kickboxing, martial arts and wrestling and all other sports that hold contests between opponents involving striking with hands, feet, knees or elbows (the regulated sports) bouts, contests and exhibitions and training quarters for persons in training for the regulated sports within the City of Lethbridge.

Knowledge and understanding of these sporting events is desired. Promoters and co-promoters are not eligible to be members of the Commission.

Meetings are held once a month at the discretion of the Commission excluding summer months.  Members are expected to attend events and carry out specific duties.

One year term with potential for reappointment as many times as City Council deems appropriate.

For further information Click Here.

Community Design Committee (1 vacancy)

The Community Design Committee provides leadership in the advancement of the well-designed community goals identified in the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan / Municipal Development Plan (ICSP/MDP) and the efficient use of land and community development requirements outlined in the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP).

Meetings are held monthly on Tuesday or Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at City Hall.

One year term with potential for reappointment to a maximum of four years.

For further information Click Here.

Heart of Our City Committee (2 vacancies)

Downtown Lethbridge is regarded as a unique place within the city – indeed it is considered to be the heart of our wonderful city. The Heart of Our City Committee acts in an advisory capacity to City Council to champion the revitalization of Downtown Lethbridge through implementation of the Heart of Our City Master Plan.

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Two year term, with potential for reappointment to a maximum of six years.

For further information Click Here.

Historic Places Advisory Committee (1 Indigenous Person vacancy) 

The Historic Places Advisory Committee is currently recruiting for an Indigenous person to serve.

The Historic Places Advisory Committee provides advice to City Council regarding Municipal Heritage Designation Bylaws.

The primary duties of the Committee are to advocate and advise City Council, other Committees and Administration on matters relating to locally important historic sites. 

Meetings are held as deemed necessary by the Chair (typically monthly) and correspond to the submission of Municipal Historical Resource Designation applications or as other matters arise.  Meetings are generally 1 to 2 ½ hours in length.

Threeyear term, with potential for reappointment for a second three year term. 

For further information Click Here.

Lethbridge Downtown BRZ Board (1 vacancy)

The Lethbridge Downtown BRZ  is a Board who represents and administers the business of the Downtown Business Revitalization Zone Association in the development of the Downtown Business Revitalization Zone.

The BRZ Board is looking for a citizen at large who is nominated by one or more Downtown BRZ members.

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 a.m.

One year term, with the potential for reappointment to a maximum of three years.

Note: Applicants applying to serve on the Lethbridge Downtown BRZ are required to submit a letter of nomination by one or more taxpayers in the BRZ zone.

For further information Click Here.

Lethbridge Housing Authority (8 vacancies)

The Lethbridge Housing Authority (LHA) provides a mix of affordable housing options and supporting programs for families, individuals, seniors and those with special needs in Southern Alberta. LHA strives to provide safe, secure and affordable housing for people in need.

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month (September to June) at 4:30 p.m. generally lasting 2 hours but may extend longer.  Members may also be required to work on various ad hoc, task specific sub-Committees which will require variable time commitments.  Significant time commitment is required. 

One year term with potential of reappointment to a maximum of six years.

For further information Click Here.

Lethbridge Police Commission (3 vacancies)

Duties of the Commission:

  • Provide public oversight of the Lethbridge Police Service for the City of Lethbridge community within the limits of the approved budget;
  • Creating an annual budget for presentation to City Council;
  • Power to make policy governing the Lethbridge Police Service and shall issue advice and directions to the Chief of Police;
  • Has the power to create policy for the rules of conduct for the Police Commission;
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate Police Service;
  • Hire and evaluate the Police Chief's Performance;

City of Lethbridge members are part of a nine member Commission representing the City of Lethbridge.  Candidates are required to become familiar with the Police Act and other relevant government documents and policies.  The Commission is looking for applicants who possess the following skills and experiences: governance, policy development, financial management, strategic thinking/planning, senior leadership, government relations, critical thinking/problem solving and risk management.  

Meetings are held the last Wednesday of every month (excluding July, August, & December) 3:30 p.m. and are generally 3 – 4.5 hours in length.  Committee work is also required of the Commission, which requires approximately 10 hours per month.   

Three year term with potential of reappointment to a maximum six years.

Note:  Successful applicant(s) selected to the Police Commission will be required to complete a Police Information Check prior to being appointed. 

For further information Click Here.

Lethbridge Library Board (2 vacancies)

The Lethbridge Library Board operates under a policy governance model, and is responsible for developing a Plan of Service, approving Board policies, preparing budgets, and employing the Chief Executive Officer who manages the Library in accordance with the strategies, policies and agreements established together with the Board.

Acting as one team, the Board, together with Library staff, ensures that the community of Lethbridge enjoys the best library services possible. 

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 5:00 P.M., September through June and are generally 2 to 2½ hours in length.   Board members are required to serve on two of the Board's four standing committees.  Significant time commitment is required.

Three year term, with the potential for reappointment to a maximum of six years.

For further information Click Here.

Municipal Planning Commission (5 vacancies)

The Municipal Planning Commission is responsible for advising and deciding on land use, planning, development and subdivision issues. The Commission acts as the principle advisory committee of Council in achieving the purposes of planning issues outlined in the Municipal Government Act and as the coordinating, reviewing and recommending committee to Council in respect to the City's land use plans.

Applicants should have an understanding of the City of Lethbridge Land Use Bylaw – Bylaw 5700. Applicants should possess: above average communication abilities, as well as strong analytical and reasoning skills.

Meetings are held, as required, every second Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Length of the meeting will be dependent upon the issue. Time commitment will vary based on the Commission's needs.

One year term with the potential for reappointment to a maximum of six years.

For further information Click Here.

Public Art Committee - Administrative (1 vacancy)

The City of Lethbridge Art Committee provides leadership and support to the City in the coordination and implementation of the Public Art Master Plan and Public Art Policy. The Art Committee is an administrative committee of the Recreation and Culture Department at the City of Lethbridge. The Committee operates in an advisory capacity, reporting its activities to City Council as required.

Meetings are held annually, or as required. Term is for three years in length.

For more information Click Here.

Sir Alexander Galt Museum and Archives Board of Directors (2 vacancies)

The Sir Alexander Galt Museum & Archives engages and educates our communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define our collective identity and guide our future.

The Board of Directors has full responsibility for management and control of the Galt Museum and Archives.  Responsibilities include establishing operational policies, planning, monitoring and evaluating service, advocating and promoting the museum, and evaluating the Executive Director.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 11:30 AM for 1 to 2 hours. 

Three year term with potential for reappointment to a maximum of six years.

For further information Click Here.

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (5 vacancies)

The Subdivision & Development Appeal Board's purpose is to hear those appeals as required by the Municipal Government Act from persons affected by a decision of the Development Authority and the Subdivision Authority.

Applications are being sought from those that have a keen interest in development, are adept public speakers, and have strong analytical and reasoning skills. Previous experience with a quasi-judicial board is an asset. 

Members will receive training as a requirement to their appointment to the Board.    

Meetings are held as required on Thursdays at 5:00 P.M. Length of the meeting will be dependent upon the issue. Time commitment will vary based on the Board's needs.

One year term with a potential for reappointment to a maximum of six years.

For more information Click Here.

Youth Advisory Council (9 vacancies)
  • Are you between the ages of 14 and 25?
  • Are you interested in providing a voice for the youth of Lethbridge? 
  • Are you interested in the governance process?
  • Got ideas on how to make Lethbridge a more youthful city?

If you answered yes to these questions, consider serving on the City of Lethbridge Youth Advisory Council. 

The Youth Advisory Council advises City Council, the City of Lethbridge and community partners on issues relevant to youth. The Youth Advisory Council conducts research and consultation that address current, emerging and future concerns of Lethbridge youth.

Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

One year term with a potential for reappointment to a maximum of six years.

For more information Click Here.


Contact us:
403-329-7383 or 403-320-4083
committee@lethbridge.ca