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Become a Committee Member

Join us as a Board, Committee or Commission Volunteer!

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! City Council is looking for volunteers to serve on the:

  • Board of Variance 
  • Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission 
  • Public Library Board 
  • Public Safety Committee 

How to Apply

  • Please apply online by November 12, 2020
  • For questions or assistance regarding the application process, please contact the office of the City Clerk at 604-294-7290

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. While vacancies are announced in the fall, applications may be submitted throughout the year. Residents who apply ahead of time will receive an automatic notification of upcoming vacancies and recruitment. 

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

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Contact the Office of the City Clerk by email at or by phone at 604-294-7290.