Public Appointments Policy
- Public Appointments Policy (PDF 313 Kb)
- Board-specific processes and requirements
- City Advisory Bodies
City Council recognizes that the City is best served by boards and advisory bodies that reflect the geographic distribution and diversity of the community they serve. Council also recognizes that the needs of the City and its agencies are best met when qualified candidates are matched to the boards' individual requirements.
In September 2006, City Council adopted a Public Appointments Policy (PDF 313 Kb) and associated Board-specific processes and requirements governing appointments to boards and special purpose bodies of the City and nominations to external bodies. The policy recognizes the importance of achieving greater diversity in public appointments through proactive strategies aimed at an open, inclusive and equitable appointments process.
The policy provides:
- a framework aimed at ensuring that the most suitable candidates are selected and appointed as board members, and
- a guide for Council Members and City staff involved in the process to ensure consistency, integrity, and fairness in administering the process
It also provides information about how the City's process works for anyone who may be interested in applying.
City Advisory Bodies
In June 2008, City Council approved a Policy Governing Public Appointments to Designated City Advisory Bodies (PDF 149 Kb). This policy applies to public appointments to advisory bodies that meet the following criteria:
- have a City-wide mandate
- are supported by staff, and
- are composed of public members appointed by a political body including the Mayor, Council, Community Council or other committee of Council.
The specific advisory bodies of the City that meet the above criteria may change from time to time during the term of Council.
At the beginning of each term, the incoming Council generally reviews the composition and mandate of City advisory bodies established or continued in the previous term. Those bodies that have completed their mandate may be disbanded. New bodies may be established and the composition and mandate of other bodies may be revised.
Current opportunities to apply to serve on a City advisory body or board may be posted throughout the term of Council, so please visit Current opportunities and Get involved on the City's website on a regular basis.Back to top