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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. What if I am not the successful applicant?

 

1.  Who Can Apply?

    Specific membership and eligibility requirements vary depending on the Board, Commission and Committee. If you are interested in applying, please visit the Board’s, Commission’s and 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 bylaw or terms of reference, public members must be residents of Calgary and at least 18 years of age. The Council policy on Governance and Appointment 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 the Livery Transport Advisory Committee beginning November 1, 2016. To apply for a position:

    • Complete the online application form available on calgary.ca/cityclerks; or
    • Download and complete the  2016 Application to a City Board, Commission or Committee and submit to the City Clerk’s Office:
    Email: Mail: Hand Deliver:
    cityclerk@calgary.ca The City Clerk’s Office (#8007) City Clerk’s Office Reception
    City of Calgary Ground Floor, Administration
    P.O. Box 2100, Station "M" Building (Municipal Complex)
    Calgary, AB T2P 2M5 313 – 7th Avenue SE

    Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at cityclerk@calgary.ca or (403) 268-5861 for assistance.

    The application deadline is November 25, 2016.

    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 and appoints the most qualified individuals in accordance with Board, Commission and Committee bylaws and terms of reference. Applicants may be requested to submit to a brief interview by the Livery Transport Advisory Committee or by a Council Nominations Committee. The Council policy on Governance and Appointment of Boards, Commissions and Committees provides additional information about the appointment process of public members to Boards, Commissions and Committees.


4.  What if I am not the successful applicant?

    The City Clerk’s Office will notify applicants with respect to the status of their application. If you were not selected for an appointment, please note that all applications received will be kept by the City Clerk’s Office for one year, and will be considered by City Council throughout the ensuing year.