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Join a Board or Committee

Boards and committees provide advice and recommendations to Council. Most committees include members of the public, and members of Council. Volunteering on a board or committee is a great way to:

  • meet new people and share your ideas and talents
  • provide input into the strategic direction setting and decision-making of the municipality
  • support local government in adequately addressing issues
  • make a difference in your community

Current vacancies

The citizen positions listed below provide City of Kawartha Lakes residents with an opportunity to volunteer their time, in various activities associated with local government.

Applicant Eligibility:

  • an elector in the City of Kawartha Lakes

  • a Canadian citizen

  • 18 Years of Age or Older

Name of Board or Committee

Number of members required

Agricultural Development Advisory Committee

10 – for Term of Council (2018-2022)

Bobcaygeon Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Grant Committee

7 – for Term of Council (2018-2022)

Downtown Revitalization Advisory Committee

8 – for Term of Council (2018-2022)

Including 2 members from each downtown revitalization community:

  • Coboconk/Norland
  • Fenelon Falls
  • Lindsay
  • Omemee

Drainage Board

5 – for Term of Council (2018-2022)

Fenelon Falls Museum Board

8 – for Term of Council (2018-2022)

Fenelon Falls Powerlinks Committee

7 – for Term of Council (2018-2022)

Kawartha Lakes Airport Advisory Committee

4 – for Term of Council (2018-2022)

Kawartha Lakes Cemetery Board

5 – for Term of Council (2018-2022)

Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee

9 – for Term of Council (2018-2022)

Kawartha Lakes Parks Advisory Committee

4 – for Term of Council (2018-2022)

Kawartha Lakes Police Services Board

1 – for Term of Council (2018-2022)

Kawartha Lakes Waste Management Advisory Committee

2 – for Term of Council (2018-2022)

Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Grant Committee

5 – for Term of Council (2018-2022)

Transit Advisory Committee

2 – for a 2 year Term

2 – for a 4 year Term

Term of Council (2018-2022)

Members of the public interested in serving on the above listed Boards or Committees are asked to submit a Citizen Appointment Application Form, available at any Service Centre, City Hall, along with supporting material, to the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 26 Francis Street, Lindsay, Ontario (or by email to agendaitems@kawarthalakes.ca) no later than 4:30pm on Friday, January 11, 2019.

Download a printable Citizen Appointment Application Form

Qualifications

In addition to any other qualification requirements established by resolution or by City policy, any Persons appointed to a Committee must be:

  • an elector of the City;
  • at least eighteen years of age; and
  • a Canadian citizen

The following persons are ineligible for appointment to the City's Committees as a Citizen Appointee:

  • current members of the Council (with the exceptions of statutory requirements and ex officio positions)
  • current trustees of the Trillium Lakelands District School Board or the Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland, Clarington Catholic District School Board who have direct association/affiliation with the service/facility in question
  • current City employees who have direct association/affiliation with the service/facility in question
  • any person who may have an actual or perceived (in the opinion of the Interview Team) conflict of interest with the purposes of the Committee in question due to his or her employment or otherwise
  • any person who is in litigation or potential litigation with the municipality

Term

Terms are established within the Terms of Reference for each board or committee and may vary from one to four years.

Remuneration

With the exception of the Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee, Committee of Council appointments are on a volunteer basis. No per diems are paid.

Application process and form

Applications are only accepted when a vacancy on a board or committee has been advertised. Each autumn an advertisement will appear in the local newspaper regarding upcoming positions available to residents to sit on various boards or committees. All residents are welcome to apply by submitting a Citizen Appointment Application Form. Applicants are responsible to ensure that the Municipal City Clerk's Office has received your application.

Download a printable Citizen Appointment Application Form

Selection process

Once application submissions have closed, application forms are reviewed, short-listed and interviews take place. A report is submitted to Council by staff on behalf of the interview team with recommended appointments. This report is dealt with in closed session as it contains personal information. Council appoints the members in open session and all applicants are advised of the decision.

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