Delta puts out call for committee volunteers

Interested parties have until Jan. 31 to apply to sit on one of Delta's advisory committees, boards or commissions.

Delta puts out call for committee volunteers

Deltans looking to have a say in local issues and help shape their community are being encouraged to apply to join one of the corporations many committees.

Mayor Lois Jackson and council put out the call this week for volunteers to serve on several of Delta’s advisory committees and commissions. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to collaborate and provide advice to council on various issues affecting the community for a one-year term beginning March 1.

Interested parties have until Jan. 31 to apply by submitting a brief resumé and covering letter indicating their areas of interest, why they would like to serve, and any relevant knowledge and experience they may have to the office of the municipal clerk.

Positions are available on the following committees:

• Advisory Design Panel: Provides advice to Council on matters related to the design and construction of buildings and other development within the Municipality, as referred by council. Membership in the Architectural Institute of British Columbia or the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects is required. Panel meets monthly (4th Thursday at 6:30 p.m.).

• Agricultural Advisory Committee: Provides advice to council on all matters relating to agriculture in Delta. Committee meets monthly and/or at the call of the chair.

• Boundary Bay Airport Advisory Committee: Provides advice to council and staff with respect to the operation and development of the Boundary Bay Airport and lands. Committee meets at the call of the chair, usually twice per year (Spring and Fall, at 7 p.m.).

• Boundary Bay Airshow Advisory Board: Mandated by Delta council and Alpha Aviation Inc. to design, schedule, organize and promote this highly popular annual event. Board meets at the call of the chair (3rd Wednesday at 5 p.m.).

• Community Planning Advisory Committee: Provides advice to council and staff on matters respecting land use, community planning, sustainable development, and proposed bylaws and permits, and receives public input and provides recommendations on development permits. Committee meets monthly (1st Thursday at 7 p.m.).

• Dikes and Drainage Advisory Committee: Aims to improve the understanding of dike, drainage and dredging issues in the community and provides advice to council and staff related to policy on issues of flood management, stormwater management and dredging. Committee meets bi-monthly or at the call of the chair (Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.).

• Environment Advisory Committee: Provides advice on climate change and environmental considerations as referred by council. Committee meets monthly (2nd Thursday at 7 p.m.).

• Heritage Advisory Commission: Offers advice to council on policies and development issues relating to history, heritage, conservation and preservation (see delta.ca/discover-delta/heritage/overview). Commission meets monthly (1st Wednesday at 7 p.m.).

• Hunting Regulation Advisory Committee: Provides advice and information to council concerning the discharge of firearms and hunting within the municipality. Committee meets at the call of the chair, usually twice per year (spring and fall, at 7 p.m.)

• Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission: Provides advice to council and staff with respect to the planning, development, use, operation and service delivery of all recreation and culture programs, civic buildings, properties, parks, open space and sport fields. Commission meets monthly (3rd Thursday at 7 p.m.) or at the call of the chair.

Applications can be mailed to the office of the municipal clerk (4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC, V4K 3E2), faxed to 604-946-3390 or submitted via email to committeeclerk@delta.ca.

For additional information, including committee and commission mandates, membership, agendas and minutes, visit delta.ca/your-government/mayor-council/committees.