Residents sought for Boards, Commissions, Committees
Lethbridge residents are encouraged to apply to be on one of City Council’s Boards, Commissions and Committees (BCCs) – as each public role provides an opportunity to participate in the present and future direction of the city.
Whether they are advisory, decision-making, quasi-judicial or governing roles, all of City Council values the input of residents appointed to these groups.
A recruitment campaign is now underway and applications will be open until September 22, 2023, for a variety of positions.
The Office of the City Clerk oversees board-member recruitment, appointments and training, as well as the establishment and classification of new committees and assists Council in developing guidelines for these bodies.
“We are really trying to ramp up our recruiting efforts this year and believe that our residents will find being on a Board, Commission or Committee to be a worthwhile and productive experience,” says Ryan Westerson, Legislative Services Manager.
“Lethbridge City Council values the input of residents and sitting on a Board, Commission or Committee is one important way to provide your voice in Council’s decisions,” says Mayor Blaine Hyggen. “Sitting on one of the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees is an exceptional way to contribute to our community. Your voice, your opinions, your hopes and goals for our city are important and this is a great way for people to become involved. Please check out the various opportunities and apply.”
Please refer to the BCC toolkit and list of Boards, Commissions and Committees for more information on eligibility, length of term, meetings times etc. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Office of the City Clerk through 311 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On July 11, City Council adopted a policy for honorariums for Boards, Committees and Commissions. Further details are being developed and will be shared in the coming months. More information is here. Watch the ‘Bring Out The Best In Our City’ video here.