Council appoints members to advisory committees and boards at the beginning of their term, and when there is a vacancy. The Appointment Policy outlines the process followed for appointments.

Council members are also appointed to various groups at the recommendation of the Mayor. This process is governed by the Procedural By-law.

Most committee and board positions are voluntary, with no remuneration.

General Requirements

  • All applicants must live, work or own a property or business in the Municipality of Meaford.
  • Applicants for the BIA Board must be owners or tenants of commercial property within the BIA.
  • Applicants must not be employed by the Municipality of Meaford.

Current Opportunities

 Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment reviews applications for consents and zoning minor variances.

Required: 1 Member

Meetings: 8 times a year, 4th Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

Business Improvement Area (BIA) Board of Management

The BIA Board manages BIA activities, including events and downtown beautification. Board members must be owners or tenants of commercial property in the BIA.

Required: 2 Members

Meetings: Monthly, generally the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8:00 a.m.

Community Policing Advisory Committee

The Community Policing Advisory Committee functions in line with the provisions set out in the Police Services Act and shall advise the local OPP detachment commander of the objectives and priorities for police services in the Municipality. Additionally, it shall provide advice to Council on matters of community policing in the municipality.

Required: 2 Members

Meetings: 4 times a year, generally on Wednesday afternoons

Parks Advisory Committee
The Parks Advisory Committee is to advise and assist Council and staff on matters relating to the use and development of municipal parkland, and represent the wider community’s desires for parkland.

The Parks Committee shall also advise Council about the future of municipal parks.

Required: 7 Members

Meetings: 6 times a year, generally on Wednesday afternoons

How to Apply

Application Deadline: Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Download the Application Form

Completed forms can be submitted to the attention of the Clerk:

By email: 

By mail or in person:

21 Trowbridge Street West,
Meaford ON N4L 1A1 
(after hours drop box available)

By fax: 519-538-1556

For more opportunities to get involved in your community, please see our other volunteer opportunities, or contact a local Community Group.

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