Become a Committee Member
Join us as a Board, Committee or Commission Volunteer!
Burnaby City Council is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the Boards, Committees or Commissions listed below. Committee volunteers work together with Burnaby councillors, business leaders and community members to advise Council on important issues, ensuring that Burnaby continues to be a great place to live, work, learn and play.
If you’ve always wanted to make a difference in your community, here’s a great place to start! Everyone is welcome to apply by November 21, 2014.
Board of Variance
The Board of Variance is legislated under the Local Government Act of B.C. and is a Board of Appeal for relief zoning bylaws. It is comprised of municipal appointees. The Board can deal with height and dimension issues, but not those involving density.
(Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall.)
Community Policing Committee
The Community Policing Committee collaborates with the Burnaby Detachment, RCMP to implement and promote community-based policing programs while providing an opportunity for the public to have input into policing priorities.
(Meetings are held bi-monthly on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall.)
The Environment Committee advises on issues such as minimizing environmental pollution, conserving and enhancing Burnaby's natural landscape and ensuring the new developments respect their natural surroundings.
(Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall.)
Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission
The Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission is delegated administrative powers of Council relating to parks and parks property. The Commission has the authority to authorize expenditures, to select consultants and contractors and to incur liabilities within the amounts included in the annual budget. The Commission also has the custody, care and management of all parks and parks property as well as the power to develop, maintain and operate same.
(Meetings are held once a month, generally on the 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall.)
Public Library Board
The Public Library Board is legislated under the Library Act of B.C. and members are appointed by City Council. Council approves the budget for the Board but, in most respects, the Public Library Board operates as an autonomous body. For more information on the Public Library Board and the position, information packages are available of the Information Desk of any Burnaby Public Library.
(Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Library.)
Social Issues Committee
The Social Issues Committee advises on a variety of social issues including crime prevention, leasing space at Burnaby's Community Resource Centres and the needs of seniors, youth families, ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities.
(Meetings are held bi-monthly on the 1st or last Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall.)
Traffic Safety Committee
The Traffic Safety Committee advises on ways to improve safety on Burnaby roads and streets.
(Meetings are held bi-monthly on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall.)
How to Apply
- Download and complete the Community Service Application
- Mail a resume and/or application which provides details of your experience and reasons for applying to:
Office of the Mayor
Burnaby City Hall
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2
- Fax a resume and/or application to 604-294-7537 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Resumes and applications are collected in order to process applications for vacant Board, Committee and Commission positions in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and under the authority of the Local Government Act for the purpose of determining eligibility for placement.
As part of the selection process, all submissions are reviewed by Council and a report is then prepared by the Mayor recommending appointment of the successful candidates.
All candidates will be notified, in writing, as to the outcome of the selection process.
Under Freedom of Information legislation, any resumes submitted may be subject to public viewing.
Inquiries related to becoming a Board, Committee, or Commission member can be directed to the Office of the City Clerk at 604-294-7290 or email@example.com.