Appear as a Delegation

Learn how to appear as a delegation to present your ideas and initiatives

You may request to appear before the council or a committee or at a public hearing to make a presentation, request an action, provide an update on community projects or programs, or discuss issues that are not currently under consideration by Council. You can appear as an individual or a group.

Appear as a delegation request form

What meeting would you like to appear at?
Two names maximum.
Note: if this request is for a committee meeting, please also include the name of the committee you would like to appear before. 
One file only.
45 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, eps, tif, pict, psd, txt, rtf, html, odf, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, xml, avi, mov, mp3, mp4, ogg, wav, bz2, dmg, gz, jar, rar, sit, svg, tar, zip.
Please provide any additional files you would like included as part of the brief.
Your privacy

Your personal information is being collected and used for the purpose of contacting you regarding your request to appear as a delegation at a council or committee meeting and will be managed in accordance with s. 26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  For questions regarding the collection your personal information and receipt of electronic messages, please contact Marketing and Corporate Communications at [email protected].

Things to remember

  • The council or committee/commission may hear 2 delegations per meeting (2 speakers per delegation) at the start of the session. Once the 2 delegation limit is met, additional requests will be moved to the next available meeting.
  • You'll be allowed 5 minutes for your presentation, after which the council or committee/commission may ask questions or make comments.
  • If 2 or more delegations wish to address a similar topic, only one delegation may address in favour or against the subject.
  • You will be heard in the order you submit your application to the Legislative Services' office.
  • Please note not all delegation requests will be approved. Your request may be directed to other committees or to staff. A member of the Legislative Services' office will contact you and provide further details including the meeting time and date.

Additional ways to submit your request

Mail, email or fax your letter with a subject, your name, address, phone number and email address. 


Mayor and Council
Legislative Services
Burnaby City Hall
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC, V5G 1M2

Phone: 604-294-7290

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 604-294-7537

Committee and commission:

Legislative Services
Burnaby City Hall
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC, V5G 1M2

Phone: 604-294-7290

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 604-294-7537 (attn: Committee/commission's name)

Have questions?

Legislative Services (formerly City Clerk)

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