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Boards, Commissions and Committees FAQ

 

  1. Who can apply?
  2. How do you apply to become a member?
  3. How are members selected?
  4. When will Council select members?
  5. What if I am not the successful applicant?

 

1.  Who Can Apply?

    Specific membership and eligibility requirements vary depending on the Board, Commission or Committee. If you are interested in applying, please visit the Board's, Commission's or Committee's web page for more information on mandates, eligibility requirements, and time commitments. The City of Calgary is looking for:

    • Individuals with a desire to give back to the community.
    • Individuals with specific expertise relevant to the qualifications a specific board, commission or committee may be looking for.
    • Individuals interested in the legislative process.
    • Individuals with time available to commit to membership.

    Unless otherwise outlined in a Board's, Commission's or Committee's Governance Document(s), Public Members must be residents of Calgary and at least 18 years of age.  The Council policy on Governance and Appointments of Boards, Commissions and Committees provides additional information about the appointment process of Public Members to Boards, Commissions and Committees.


2.  How do you apply to become a member?

    The City Clerk's Office will be accepting applications for Boards, Commissions and Committees beginning June 2, 2017. To apply for a position:

    • Complete the application form online at www.calgary.ca/cityclerks;
    • Download, complete and then print the application form, and deliver via mail, in person or email; or
    • Contact the City Clerk's Office at cityclerk@calgary.ca or (403) 268-5861 for assistance.

    The application deadline is Friday, June 30, 2017.

    Appointment to a Council established Board, Commission or Committee is contingent on completing a Code of Conduct Declaration after appointment. The Council policy on the Code of Conduct for Citizen Members Appointed to Council Established Boards, Commissions and Committees can be viewed prior to making an application for a Council appointment.


3.  How are members selected?

    City Council reviews all applications at the annual Organizational Meeting of Council, and appoints the most qualified individuals in accordance with Board, Commission and Committee Governance Document(s). Applicants may be requested to submit to a brief interview by Board, Commission or Committee members or by a Council Nominations Committee and undergo a security check by the Calgary Police Service prior to appointment to some Boards, Commissions and Committees. The Council policy on Governance and Appointments of Boards, Commissions and Committees provides additional information about the appointment process of public members to Boards, Commissions and Committees.


4.  When will Council select members?

    City Council will select and appoint members at the Organizational Meeting of Council on October 30, 2017.


5.  What if I am not the successful applicant?

    Following the Organizational Meeting of Council, the City Clerk’s Office will notify applicants with respect to the status of their application. If you were not selected for an appointment at the Organizational Meeting of Council on October 30, 2017, please note that all applications received in 2017 will be kept by the City Clerk’s Office for one year, and will be considered by City Council throughout the ensuing year when vacancies arise on Boards, Commissions and Committees.