2023 Appointments to Boards, Commissions, Advisory Committees & Special Purpose Bodies

Posted on Friday February 24, 2023

The Regional Municipality of Waterloo advertises for applications from the public and appoints residents to various Boards, Commissions, Advisory Committees and other Special Purpose Bodies needed for a particular year(s) or Council term of office.  These appointments give residents of this Region, from a variety of backgrounds, a chance to volunteer and become actively engaged as a member of a Board, Commission, Advisory Committee or other Special Purpose Body. 

Interested residents and incumbent members are invited to apply for appointment to any of the following:

a)         Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC)

Up to thirteen persons are required for a term of up to four years. ATAC will serve as a forum for the public to raise their viewpoints on particular active transportation issues and to advise Regional Council and staff on cycling and pedestrian issues. Residents from all areas of the Region are encouraged to apply to provide a balanced regional perspective on cycling and pedestrian issues.

b)         Ecological and Environmental Advisory Committee (EEAC)

Up to fifteen persons are required for a term of up to four years.  Persons with knowledge, interest, professional and/or technical qualifications in environmental issues related to such disciplines and policy areas as biology, ecology, hydrology, hydrogeology, forestry, agriculture, environmental law/policy, wildlife management and urban/rural planning are encouraged to apply.

c)         Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC)

Up to six persons are required for a term of up to three years. PAAC develops and recommends policies for the selection, acquisition, display, retention, maintenance, storage and de-accessioning of public art which is owned by or on loan to the Region.

d)         Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation (WRHF)

Up to four persons are required for a term of up to three years. The Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation, provides grants for investment in heritage-related endeavours and advises on a wide number of heritage issues throughout the Region. More information on the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation and the application form can be found at www.wrhf.org.

e)          Kissing Bridge Trailway Advisory Board

Up to six persons are required for a term of up to three years. The Kissing Bridge Trailway Advisory Board advises the County of Wellington and Regional Council on the development and management of the Kissing Bridge Trailway. The Trailway Advisory Board requires up to three local non-farming landowners, two local farm landowners, and one member of the business community. It is helpful, but not necessary, for representatives to live in communities through which the Trailway passes, but they should be familiar with and preferably users of the Trailway.

Persons interested in serving on the boards listed above must file an application with the Regional Clerk before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2023.  

  • Go to www.regionofwaterloo.ca
  • Select the “Regional Government” pull-down menu
  • Select “Council”
  • Scroll down the page for “Appointments”

Application forms are also available here.       

For more information contact the Office of the Regional Clerk at 519-575-4493 or regionalclerk@regionofwaterloo.ca

Advertised positions on a particular Board may be filled by current members whose terms have expired and/or Regional Councillors, and therefore, the number of actual positions may be different from the number of advertised positions. All applicants will receive written notification about the result of their application.

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used to determine suitability for appointment. Questions regarding the collection of personal information should be referred to the Office of the Regional Clerk at 519-575-4493 or regionalclerk@regionofwaterloo.ca.

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