Established by Council on August 9, 2022, to lead the evaluation of a potential Electoral Ward System for the City. The Commission will have the responsibility to study if the Community would benefit from a Ward System, as well as proposed actions that may encourage more participation in the municipal political system.
This work will see:
- The Commission review and propose designs for a potential Ward System model for Lethbridge,
- the boundaries of Wards,
- the potential budget and resource implications for Councillors and Administration, and;
- prepare an Electoral Ward Boundary Council Policy.
The Commission will be responsible for creating and engaging with the Community on this topic, as well as presenting the final recommendations to City Council for their consideration.
Who Should Apply
Appointed individuals to this Commission may include those who have backgrounds in municipal governance, political science, law, general research, statistics, urban planning, social sciences, methodologies, demography, or represent a diversity of life experiences within the City, or ward systems more generally.
Please contact Lethbridge311 by calling 311 (or 403-320-3111 outside City limits) or click here.
Who is on the Committee
The Committee is comprised of seven voting members.
Bylaw 6374 is the Ward Boundary Commission Bylaw, enacted to establish this Commission to examine, analyze, engage stakeholders in the potential implementation of an Electoral Ward System.
The mandate of the Commission has two specific goals:
- To provide a detailed written report to City Council (Final Report) on an Electoral Ward System for the City.
- To report back on recommendations for how the City could work to encourage more participation by Lethbridge residents in the municipal political system.
Agenda and Minutes