Residents: Apply to Serve on City Board or Committee

Published on: 2010/11/22 - in Releases

Committee Volunteer Recruitment is Monday Nov. 22
The City is looking for people to fill vacancies on its committees and boards and this year, is holding a Committee Volunteer Recruitment event at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

“If you know that your expertise, interest and experience can benefit Kingston, please consider coming to the Volunteer Recruitment Information Sharing Event.  Our city thrives because talented and community-minded citizens graciously offer to serve on a City committee or board,” says John Bolognone, Deputy Clerk.

Mayor Harvey Rosen, Gerard Hunt, the City’s Chief Administrative Officer, City Councillors, Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs and senior City staff will be on hand that evening to present information on specific committees, the City’s Corporate Strategic Plan – and how volunteer knowledge and guidance makes Kingston work.

The City is advertising for members for 19 committees and boards at this time, to advise on, generate policy for, or help regulate everything from the fencing bylaw  (as on the Appeals Committee),  to the community’s  sustainability plan (FOCUS Kingston).

A full listing of the City’s committees is available at

Interested Kingstonians can review further details regarding current openings, download an application or apply online by Friday, Dec. 3 through the “Apply to Serve” link on that site. You may also contact Diane Jackson, Records Clerk, Bylaws and agreements, for more information and to indicate your intention to attend the Monday evening event: 613-546-4291, ext.1375 or

Residents are being sought to fill the following vacancies:

– Affordable Housing Committee: 8 members
– Appeals Committee: 3 members
– Arts Advisory Committee: 2 members
– Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority: 6 members
– Committee of Adjustment: 7 members
– FOCUS Kingston Steering Committee: 5 members
– Grand Theatre Community Advisory Board: 14 members
– Kingston Community Memorial Centre Advisory Committee: 2 members
– Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO): 1 member
– Kingston Environmental Advisory Forum (KEAF):12 members
– Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation Board of Directors: 1 public
member and 2 tenants
– Kingston Frontenac Public Library Board: 6 -8 members
– Kingston Municipal Heritage Committee: 9 members
– Kingston Non-Profit Housing Committee: 2 public members and 1 tenant
– Kingston Police Services Board: 1 member
– MacLachlan Woodworking Museum Committee: 4 members
– Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC): 15 members
– Pump House Steam Museum Committee: 4 members
– Taxi Commission: 6 members

The Nominations Advisory Committee will make recommendations to Council on committee appointments in January 2011. Submitted references and information may be checked.

To serve on a committee, you must:

– be 18 years of age or older;
– reside in the municipality, or be an owner, tenant of land (or spouse
of same);
– not be prohibited from voting; and
– be a Canadian citizen.