Residents interested in volunteering for municipal committees, commissions and boards will find their overall purpose, duties and membership requirements listed below. The application period for appointment to 2015 committees is now open. Applications received after November 3, 2014 will be kept on file to fill any vacancies that may come up on committees during 2015. Applications for appointment to 2016 committees will be accepted in the fall of 2015.
The Arts and Culture Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on matters related to arts and culture within the terms of the Council Committee bylaws policy.
The Board of Variance is an avenue for appeal of the interpretation and the strict application of certain local government provisions and regulations in specific circumstances defined in the legislation. It functions separately from the local government that established it and has its own authority under the Community Charter.
The City / CPR Community Advisory Panel provides a forum for the exchange of information between the City of Port Moody and Canadian Pacific Railway.
The Community Care Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on matters relating to senior services and accessibility within the terms of the Council Committee System Policy.
The Economic Development Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on strategic economic development directions and related matters within the terms of the Council Committee System Policy.
The Environmental Protection Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on environmental issues and within the terms of the Council Committee System Policy.
The Joint Family Court and Youth Justice Committee have a positive influence in educating the public on issues related to Family Court, and considering and examining community resources for family and children's matters.
The Heritage Commission acts as an advisory body to Council on matters relating to Port Moody's natural and cultural heritage resources including, heritage buildings, sites and neighbourhoods.
The Land Use Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on proposed land use changes and related matters.
The Library Board is a governance board that provides public library services and programs in Port Moody.
The Parks and Recreation Commission acts as an advisory body to Council regarding the public use and needs of amenities, facilities, programs, and services provided by the Community Services Department.
The Secondary Suite Task Force reviews the currency of bylaws related to Secondary Suites and make recommendations to Council on the bylaws.
The Seniors Focus Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations about seniors’ issues, strategies and initiatives.
The Transportation Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on traffic and related issues.
The Youth Focus Committee provides City Council with advice and recommendations on youth issues, strategies and initiatives.
The primary responsibility for the City’s financial reporting, accounting systems and internal controls is vested in Management and is overseen by the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee establishes the annual operating and capital budget. Volunteer applications are not currently being accepted for finance committee.
Advisory Design Panel
The role of the Advisory Design Panel is to advise the Director of Development Services and/or City Council on the quality of design of development projects under review by the City.