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-do-date on all things happening in Port Moody.

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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. The committee will provide advice and recommendations in the following areas:

  • Arts and Culture Master Plan and its annual implementation priorities;
  • Public Art Policy;
  • city budget allocations to arts and culture;
  • facility needs and development;
  • promotional strategies for arts and culture presenters and events; and
  • any other areas referred by Council.

Membership

The committee will consist of two Council representatives, serving as Chair and Vice-Chair. Members will also come from the Boards of Directors of the following organizations and public at large:

  • one Port Moody Arts Centre Society representative;
  • one Port Moody Public Library Board representative;
  • one Port Moody Art Association representative;
  • one Port Moody Heritage Society representative;
  • one member representing general arts and culture organizations active in Port Moody;
  • two artists active in the City of Port Moody; and
  • four members of the general community with an interest in art and culture.

Meetings

The Arts and Culture Committee meets monthly. Meetings will follow the rules and procedures set out in the Council committee Council Procedure Bylaw.

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. The committee will provide advice and recommendations in the following areas:

  • promoting existing or proposed bylaws, policies, projects and activities related to energy efficiency, carbon neutrality, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions;
  • finding ways to mitigate climate change; and
  • any other areas referred by Council.

Members

The committee will consist of two Council representatives from the Environmental Protection Committee serving as Chair and Vice-Chair, as well as eight members from the community at large. Members will be appointed for two-year terms.

Community Planning Advisory Committee

The Community Planning Advisory Committee advises the General Manager of Planning and Development and Council on proposed land use changes and matters. Review the Community Planning Advisory Committee Terms of Reference to learn more about their purpose and duties. They will provide advice on proposed land use changes through the:

Members

The committee will consist of two Council members as Chair and Vice-Chair as well as the following members appointed by Council:

  • one resident of College Park nominated by a neighbourhood association in College Park or by 10 residents of College Park;
  • one resident of Glenayre nominated by a neighbourhood association in Glenayre or by 10 residents of Glenayre;
  • one resident of Heritage Mountain nominated by a neighbourhood association in Heritage Mountain or by 10 residents in Heritage Mountain;
  • one resident of Inlet Centre nominated by a neighbourhood association in Inlet Centre or by 10 residents of Inlet Centre;
  • one resident of Moody Centre nominated by a neighbourhood association in Moody Centre or by 10 residents of Moody Centre;
  • one resident of Pleasantside nominated by a neighbourhood association in Pleasantside or by 10 residents of Pleasantside;
  • one architect and one secondary architect whose attendance is considered for quorum only when present;
  • one landscape architect;
  • one engineer;
  • one representative from the business community;
  • one representative from the construction industry;
  • one representative with a background in arts and culture;
  • one representative with an environmental background;
  • one representative from the Port Moody Police Department; and
  • one representative with mobility or accessibility challenges or expertise in mobility or accessibility challenges.

Members are appointed for a two-year term and may be reappointed for further terms without limitation.

Meetings

This committee will meet on a monthly basis and all meetings are open to the public.

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. The committee will provide advice and recommendations in the following areas:

  • short-, medium-, and long-term goals and objectives for economic development in the community;
  • regional and national economic trends and threats affecting the City;
  • opportunities for strengthening the City's business and tax base, including marketing and partnership initiatives;
  • job creation and retention in the community;
  • participation from relevant business and community stakeholders;
  • supporting and encouraging local businesses; and
  • any other matter referred by Council.

Members

The committee will consist of two Council members serving as Chair and Vice-Chair as well as the following members appointed by Council:

  • one representative from each of the community areas (Moody Centre, College Park, Glenayre, Inlet Centre, Pleasantside, and Heritage Mountain);
  • four members from the community at large; and
  • one member appointed by the Chamber of Commerce (non-voting member).

Environmental Protection Committee

View the Environmental Protection Committee Terms and Conditions to learn about the purpose and duties of the committee. Their responsibilities include providing advice and recommendations on environmental issues to Council in the following areas:

  • existing or proposed bylaws and policies related to the protection and enhancement of the environment;
  • environmental requirements for new development or re-development within the City; and
  • opportunities for environmental protection or enhancement with respect to public and private operational practices.

Members

The committee will consist of two Council members serving as Chair and Vice-Chair as well as the following members appointed by Council:

  • one representative from each of the community areas (Moody Centre, College Park, Glenayre, Inlet Centre, Pleasantside, and Heritage Mountain); and
  • five members from the community at large.

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 for more information of the purpose, duties, and members of the commission. The commission will develop and implement educational and public awareness programs around heritage conservation.

Members

The Heritage Commission will consist of two Council representatives who will serve as the Chair and Vice-Chair as well as:

  • seven members of the community at large who have knowledge of local history, local architecture, landscape architecture, or building conservation and restoration; and
  • one member recommended by the Port Moody Heritage Society.

Library Board

The Library Board is a governance board that provides public library services and programs in Port Moody.

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.

Members

The committee will consist of two Council members serving as Chair and Vice-Chair as well as the following members appointed by Council:

  • seven members from the community at large who are residents of Port Moody;
  • one representative from the Youth Focus Committee; and
  • one representative from the Seniors Focus Committee.

Seniors Focus Committee

View the Seniors Focus Committee Terms of Reference for a full list of their duties, members, and procedures. The committee will provide advice and recommendations to Council in the following areas:

  • recommendations provided in the Age Friendly Community Planning Project report;
  • short, medium, and long-term goals to address seniors' issues;
  • opportunities for strengthening the City's existing recreation and services for seniors; and
  • current and future trends that may influence the delivery of recreation services and facilities for seniors.

Members

The committee will consist of two Council members serving as Chair and Vice-Chair as well as the following members appointed by Council:

  • ten residents aged 55 years old or older; and
  • one representative from the Seniors Friendship Society.

Tourism Committee

View the Tourism Committee Terms of Reference to learn about the purpose, duties, and membership of the committee. The Tourism Committee will provide advice and recommendations in the following areas:

  • develop, implement, and maintain a Tourism Strategic Plan;
  • set short, medium, and long-term goals and objectives for tourism development in the community;
  • identify tourism development objectives, strategies, and policies that are likely to achieve the optimum quality of employment, activity, and financial stability in the City;
  • advertising and marketing for the City's tourism; and
  • report on regional, provincial, and national tourism trends affecting the City.

Members

The committee will consist of two Council members serving as Chair and Vice-Chair as well as the following members appointed by Council:

  • three members representing the community at large; and
  • three business operators.

Transportation Committee

View the Transportation Committee Terms of Reference to learn about the purpose, duties, and membership of the committee. The Transportation Committee will provide advice and recommendations to Council on regional and municipal transportation needs and priorities, including:

  • traffic safety;
  • accessibility;
  • traffic operational issues;
  • sustainable transportation modes including the reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions;
  • traffic calming and place making;
  • parking needs and systems;
  • any other matters referred by Council; and
  • other areas identified by the Committee where approved by Council.

Members

In addition to the two (2) Council representatives serving as Chair and Vice-Chair, the Committee will comprise the following:

  • six members made up of representatives from an even distribution of neighbourhoods;
  • one representative from Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, subject to availability;
  • one representative from the Seniors Focus Committee, subject to availability;
  • one representative from the Climate Action Committee, subject to availability; and
  • one representative from HUB (formerly Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition).

Meetings 

Transportation Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month.

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.

Members

The committee will consist of 15 community youth between the ages of 12 and 19 years of age as well as two members of Council serving as Council representatives.

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.