Join a civic committee – apply online today

Looking for a way to get involved in your community? Join a civic committee today! Visit to learn more and apply online. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, November 30, 2023.

“Port Moody’s committees advise City Council on a wide variety of important topics and issues, helping to advance Council’s priorities as articulated in our Council Strategic Plan,” says Mayor Meghan Lahti. “And we need a wide variety of people to represent our residents and our business community on civic committees. Whether you’re passionate about a specific aspect of community life – from arts and culture or economic development to transportation or parks and environment – or you’d like to help out and make a difference wherever you can, your community needs your voice!”

Help shape Port Moody’s future by sharing your unique perspective and working collaboratively with a diverse group of people. See below for a list of committees in need of members.

We are also accepting applications for the Board of Variance. As part of the City’s development application review process, the Board of Variance considers requests from applicants to relax certain City bylaw requirements in situations where compliance may cause undue hardship. At a Board of Variance Hearing, the Board may approve a request for a variance – with or without conditions – or deny it. You can apply to be a member of the Board by filling out the same form used for committee applications

Applications are currently being accepted for the following civic committees: 

Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee
The Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on issues related to Port Moody’s arts, cultural, and heritage resources in an effort to align these important areas for the benefit of the City of the Arts. (This committee combines the former Arts and Culture Committee and the former Heritage Commission into one body.) 

Climate Action Committee
The Climate Action Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on ways in which the City can achieve carbon neutrality in corporate operations, and community energy and emission programs for residents and businesses, specifically through the reduction of GHG emissions. 

Economic Development and Tourism Committee
The Economic Development and Tourism Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on strategic economic and tourism development directions and related matters. (This committee combines the former Economic Development Committee and the former Tourism Committee into one body.) 

IDEA Committee (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility)
The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee, new in 2023, provides Council with advice and recommendations on inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility issues, strategies, and initiatives. 

Land Use Committee
The Land Use Committee provides Council and the General Manager of Community Development with comments and advice on proposed land use changes.

Parks and Environment Committee
The Parks and Environment Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on parks, recreation, and environmental issues. (This committee combines the former Parks and Recreation Commission and the Environmental Protection Committee into one body.) 

Seniors Focus Committee
The Seniors Focus Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on seniors’ issues, strategies, and initiatives. 

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

If joining a committee isn’t right for you but you’d like to get involved in other ways, please consider registering as a participant at Engage Port Moody. Engage Port Moody is our online public engagement hub where you can learn about current plans and projects, share your ideas, and provide feedback. Be sure to opt in to receive emails from the City of Port Moody so we can let you know about new engagement opportunities.