There are a variety of committees, commissions, and boards that advise City Council on a number of important issues. If you would like to get involved with the City, volunteer to sit on one of our committees or attend a committee meeting to stay
up-to-date on all things happening in Port Moody.

Committees

Advisory Design Panel

The Advisory Design Panel advises the General Manager of Community Development and/or City Council on certain development applications as specified in the Development Approval Procedures Bylaw 2011, No. 2918 with regards to aspects of architectural and urban design, and fit with location and site context.  

View the Advisory Design Panel Terms of Reference to learn more about the purpose and duties of the Panel.

Arts and Culture Committee

The Arts and Culture Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on matters related to arts and culture.

View the Arts and Culture Committee Terms of Reference to learn more about the purpose and duties of the committee.

Board of Variance

The Board of Variance consists of five members appointed by Council. They listen to public appeals about the strict application of certain local government provisions and regulations. This includes building and development applications.

View the Board of Variance Bylaw for more information about the duties and governance of the board.

Climate Action Committee

The Climate Action Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations for how Port Moody can achieve carbon neutrality. This includes corporate operations and community energy and emissions programs for both residents and businesses.

View the Climate Action Committee Terms of Reference to learn more about the purpose and duties of the committee.

Economic Development Committee

The Economic Development Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on strategic economic development.  

View the Economic Development Committee Terms of Reference for more information about the purpose, duties, and membership of the committee. 

Environmental Protection Committee

The Environmental Protection Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on matters related to environmental issues.

View the Environmental Protection Committee Terms of Reference to learn about the purpose and duties of the committee.

Heritage Commission

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.  

View the Heritage Commission Bylaw and Heritage Commission Terms of Reference for more information of the purpose, duties, and members of the commission. 

Land Use Committee

The Land Use Committee provides advice regarding proposed land use changes through the review of Official Community Plan, Zoning Bylaw, Land Use Contract, or Temporary Use Permit applications as specified in Development Approval Procedures Bylaw, 2011, No. 2918, and will provide recommendations to Council and the General Manager of Community  Development as part of review process of these applications.

The Committee will also review and advise Council on bylaws, plans, studies, or policies on land use planning matters referred by Council.

View the Land Use Committee Terms of Reference to learn more about the purpose and duties of the Committee.

Parks and Recreation Commission

The Parks and Recreation Commission provides advice and recommendations to Council relating to the long-term planning and maintenance, facility use, programs planning and operations, and fees associated with parks and recreation facilities in Port Moody. Review the Parks and Recreation Commission Bylaw for a full description of their duties, membership, and purpose.

View the Parks and Recreation Commission Terms of Reference for more information about the purpose, duties, and membership of the commission. 

Seniors Focus Committee

The Seniors Focus Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on seniors’ issues, strategies, and 
initiatives as detailed below and within the terms of the Council Committee System Policy and the Council Strategic Plan.

View the Seniors Focus Committee Terms of Reference for a full list of their duties, members, and procedures.

Tourism Committee

The Tourism Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on strategic tourism initiatives and related matters.

View the Tourism Committee Terms of Reference to learn about the purpose, duties, and membership of the committee. 

Transportation Committee

The Transportation Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on traffic and transportation issues and
priorities.

View the Transportation Committee Terms of Reference to learn about the purpose, duties, and membership of the committee. 

Youth Focus Committee

The Youth Focus Committee provides advice and recommendations on youth issues, programs, opportunities, trends, and initiatives that impact youth in the City of Port Moody.

View the Youth Focus Committee Terms of Reference for more information about the purpose, duties, and membership of the committee.

Join a committee

Would you like to join one of Port Moody's committees, commissions or boards? Apply today and get engaged with your community.  If you are considered for a position, the Legislative Services Division will advise you of the selection process.

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Arts and Culture Committee: 
    • Port Moody Art Association Representative;
    • Artist Active in Port Moody;
    • General Arts and Culture Organization Active in Port Moody Representative; and 
    • Member at Large;
  • Climate Action Committee:
    • Member at Large;
  • Economic Development Committee: 
    • Member at Large;
  • Environmental Protection Committee: 
    • Glenayre Representative; and 
    • Member at Large;
  • Heritage Commission: 
    • Member at Large;
  • Land Use Committee: 
    • College Park Representative (nominated by a neighbourhood association in College Park or by ten (10) residents of College Park); and 
    • Heritage Mountain Representative (nominated by a neighbourhood association in Heritage Mountain or by ten (10) residents of Heritage Mountain);
  • Parks and Recreation Commission:
    • Member at Large;
  • Seniors Focus Committee: 
    • Member at Large;
  • Tourism Committee: 
    • Business Operator; and
  • Youth Focus Committee: 
    • Member at Large.

Council governing documents

The Council Committee System Policy outlines the governance structure for all Port Moody committees and commissions. This includes guidelines around meetings, agendas and minutes, voting procedures, conflicts of interest, and budgeting.

Review the Committee Orientation Manual if you are new committee member. This document will outline the role of each committee member and outlines a typical meeting structure.