How To Get Involved

 

You are invited to volunteer your time and experience by participating on a Council Committee. Help shape Whitecourt's future - serve the Town of Whitecourt and your fellow citizens. Share your knowledge and meet new colleagues.

Share your voice, help shape our community

Every fall, the Town of Whitecourt recruits citizens to fill volunteer positions on various boards and committees that provide Town Council with perspective and recommendations regarding important civic issues. Whitecourt is a diverse, growing town, and citizens are in the best position to provide input on our changing community needs.

Get involved!  It’s your town.  Share your knowledge and meet new colleagues.

The Town of Whitecourt is now accepting applications for:

Ad Hoc Waste and Recycling Services Committee

  • “To advise and make recommendations to Council concerning waste management and recycling service activities in the Town of Whitecourt.”

      (3) Members

There is no set term for the appointments to this Committee.  This is a new committee that has been established to conduct an assessment of current waste and recycling services and best practices; and, make recommendations to Council on service levels and programs that should be considered in the upcoming tender package for waste and recycling services.

Community Services Advisory Board

  • “To create a healthy, strong community by meeting the leisure and social needs of the community.”

      (2) Members – terms to expire in October 2022

Economic Development Committee

  • “To set up and establish an economic development program to further the interests of the Town of Whitecourt in the areas of economic development and tourism.”

      (1) Member – term to expire in October 2020

      (1) Member – term to expire in October 2021

      (1) Member – term to expire in October 2022

Municipal Planning Commission Committee

  • “To deal with land use planning matters with particular emphasis on the Land Use Bylaw.”

     (1) Member – term to expire in October 2020

     (1) Member – term to expire in October 2021

     (2) Members – term to expire in October 2022

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

  • “To make decisions on appeals of subdivision or development decisions made by the Development Officer or Municipal Planning Commission.”

     (1) Member – term to expire in October 2020

     (1) Member – term to expire in October 2021

     (1) Member – term to expire in October 2022

Whitecourt Woodlands Tourism Committee

  • “To set up and establish a program to further the joint interests of Woodlands County and the Town of Whitecourt in the tourism industry.”

    (1) Member – term to expire October 2022

Protective Services Committee

  • “To ensure that police needs of the community are met.”

     (1) Member – term to expire October 2021

Applications will be accepted from Town of Whitecourt residents or one resident from Woodlands County.  Please note that members will be required to submit a criminal record check with their application.  This document will be used to consider the suitability of the candidate.

Whitecourt and District Library Board

  • “To work towards maintaining the vibrancy of our library and meeting the social needs of community members through the creation of policies and planning.”

    (2) Members – term to expire in October 2022

Applications will be accepted from Town of Whitecourt and Woodlands County residents.

Youth Advisory Committee

  • “To work collectively to ensure the needs of Whitecourt’s youth are met.”

            (14) Members – term to expire August 2019

Youth between the ages of 13 and 18 years old (as of December 31, 2019) from Percy Baxter Middle School, Hilltop High School, Ecole St. Joseph School, and the community at large are eligible to apply.  Please note that members are required to complete a Youth Advisory Committee Application Form and submit two signed reference forms. 

Please note that applicants are required to complete an application form which can be found on the Whitecourt website at www.whitecourt.ca or picked up at the Town Office.  Applications must be received before 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 to:

Whitecourt Town Administration Office
Attention:  Legislative Coordinator
5004 - 52 Avenue, Box 509
WHITECOURT, AB      T7S 1N6
Fax:      780-778-4166
email:   darleneashcroft@whitecourt.ca

Applications will be presented to Town Council at the October 28, 2019 Regular Meeting.

 

Council Committees that include public appointments for the Town of Whitecourt include:

Public appointments to all of the above noted committees are advertised as terms expire. Look for notices advertising Council Committee opportunities on this website or in local papers.

The Town of Whitecourt encourages residents to get involved in the community by participating on one of our Council Committees. If you have questions about vacancies and application requirements please contact the Legislative Coordinator at 780-778-2273.