Any Calgarian looking to have a little more input in the community has just gotten their chance.
The City of Calgary has opened up applications for citizens to fill positions on various boards, commissions, and committees that work directly with city council on civic issues.
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Applications are currently open and will be accepted until September 14, according to a release from the city.
Depending on which of the 18 boards, commissions, or committees you could see yourself applying for, there may be some specific requirements.
Requirements across all seats, however, include being at least 18 years of age, having a desire to give back to the community, being interested in the legislative process, and have time available to commit to membership.
Here are the city boards, commissions, and committees that are looking to fill vacancies this summer:
- Advisory Committee on Accessibility
- Assessment Review Board
- Audit Committee
- BiodiverCity Advisory Committee
- Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee
- Calgary Airport Authority
- Calgary General Hospital Legacy Fund Review Committee
- Calgary Planning Commission
- Calgary Police Commission
- Calgary Technologies Inc. (‘Platform’)
- Calgary Transit Access Eligibility Appeal Board
- Calgary Transit Public Safety Citizen Oversight Committee
- Combative Sports Commission
- Council Compensation Review Committee
- Licence and Community Standards Appeal Board
- Saddledome Foundation
- Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee
- Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
Applications, as well as information on specific mandates, eligibility requirements, and term lengths, can be found at the City of Calgary’s website.