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Governance Standing Policy Committee

The Governance Standing Policy Committee meets in person as well as offering a hybrid meeting format, by utilizing Microsoft TEAMS, for anyone who needs to attend virtually. 

Public participation is welcome in the form of written or verbal submissions, and may request to attend virtually via Microsoft TEAMS. The Committee may invite external experts to present information on a topic before them. For information on participation, contact


Meets monthly, fourth Thursday of the month, or as per the Council Calendar. Meetings may be canceled, or the date/time revised by vote of the Committee or Council. Meetings may be canceled, or the date/time revised by vote of the Committee or Council. Meetings are governed by Bylaw 6250 - Procedure Bylaw

For information outside the scheduled meeting time, contact the Office of the City Clerk at

Feedback Options for SPC Topics

 Online submission

  Written comments can be dropped off to the City Clerk’s Office on the 2nd floor of City Hall.

Contact the City Clerk's Office to request the following:

 Make an online presentation at the meeting (limit 5 mins.)

 Send a Recorded Voice presentation (limit 5 mins.)



The Governance Standing Policy Committee assists Council in fulfilling its responsibilities relating to legislation and governance practices and frameworks by planning, developing, and implementing strategies to ensure the City of Lethbridge functions in an effective and efficient manner to support Council's intentions, directions, and expected outcomes. This includes items emanating from the Committees that report to it. 

Who is on the Committee?

Committee Member

Date of Appointment

​Term Expiration

​Jeff Carlson, Vice-Chair

​October 25, 2022

October 31, 2023

Belinda Crowson, Chair

​October 25, 2022

​October 31, 2023

​Rajko Dodic

​October 25, 2022

October 31, 2023

​John Middleton-Hope

​October 25, 2022

October 31, 2023

​Staff Liaison

Ryan Westerson, Legislative Services Manager

Boards, Commissions, and Committees Reporting to the 

Governance Standing Policy Committee: 

​The City of Lethbridge acknowledges that we are gathered on the lands of the Blackfoot people of the Canadian Plains and pays respect to the Blackfoot people past, present and future while recognizing and respecting their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship to the land.  The City of Lethbridge is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.