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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

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

  • No positions are available at this time

Applicant Eligibility:

  • an elector in the City of Kawartha Lakes

  • a Canadian citizen

  • 18 Years of Age or Older

Members of the public interested in serving on any City 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

Download a printable Citizen Appointment Application Form


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


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


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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