Boards, Commissions and Committees FAQ
- Who can apply?
- How do you apply to become a member?
- How are members selected?
- When will Council select members?
- What if I am not the successful applicant?
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:
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.
- 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.
The recruitment campaign is currently closed.
The City of Calgary recruits once a year and our next recruitment campaign will be held late summer of 2020, typically from mid-August to mid-September (official dates to be determined).
Any vacancies on our Boards, Commissions and Committees will be advertised on www.calgary.ca/boards, social medias (Facebook, LinkedIn, Tweeter), Calgary Herald and street signs throughout the City. Appointments will be made by Council at the 2020 October 26 Organizational Meeting.
Any vacancy resulting from a mid-term resignation is typically filled from the pool of applicants collected each summer.
For more information, contact the City Clerk's Office for assistance, at BCC administration or (403) 268-5861.
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.
City Council will select and appoint members at the Organizational Meeting of Council on October 26, 2020.
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 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 when vacancies arise on Boards, Commissions and Committees.