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Terms of office expire in December each year, and vacancies are advertised in October. If a vacancy occurs mid-year as a result of a resignation, etc., it will be advertised at that time.
The City of Lethbridge is committed to building diverse Boards, Comissions and Committees while striving to be inclusive.
The purpose of the City Council Committees Policy is to define the circumstances for the establishment of City Council
Animal Welfare Committee
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. Appointments are for a one-year term with potential for reappointment to a maximum of six years.
Community and Social Development Committee
The Community and Social Development Committee acts in an advisory capacity to City Council on issues relating to social policy, services and social program funding. Responsibilities include:
- Developing and maintaining a current social policy;
- Ensuring an effective and appropriate funding allocation process;
- Monitoring progress and outcomes of funded social initiatives; and
- Reviewing issues as they relate to social policy.
Consideration for appointment will be given to those citizens who have demonstrated commitment to the development and social well-being of the community. Interest in civic participation, the development of social policy, the establishment of community priorities for funding of social programming and a background in social service will also be valuable.
Meetings are held the fourth Friday every second month (excluding July), 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Appointments are for a two-year term with potential for reappointment to a maximum of six years.
Galt Museum and Archives Board of Directors
The Galt Museum and Archives 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 (except in July), 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Appointments are for a three-year term with potential for reappointment to a maximum of six years.
Heart of Our City Committee
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 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Appointments are for a two-year term, with potential for reappointment to a maximum of six years.
Lethbridge Housing Authority Board
The Lethbridge Housing Authority is a Housing Management Body established under the
Alberta Housing Act to provide a sufficient amount of adequate, affordable, safe and secure affordable housing for persons who, because financial, social or other circumstances, require assistance to obtain or maintain accommodation.
Applicants with a background in management, finance, and property development would be an asset and the ability to work well in a team environment.
Members are also required to work on various sub-committees, with variable time commitments.
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month (September to June), at 4:30 p.m. lasting approximately 3 hours. Appointments are for a one-year term with potential of reappointment to a maximum of six years.
Lethbridge Public Library Board
The Lethbridge Public 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. Appointments are for a three-year term with potential for reappointment of an additional three years
Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)
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.
Appintments are for a one-year term with a potential for reappointment to a maximum of six years.
Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (SDAB)
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.
Compulsory training will be provided, as it is required to serve on 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.
Appointments are for a one-year with a potential for reappointment to a maximum of six years.
Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
- 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. Appointments are for a one-year term with a potential for reappointment to a maximum of six years.