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A Council committee is a committee, commission, board or other body established by Council under the Municipal Government Act and municipal bylaws. Council committees act in an advisory capacity to Council. To find additional information, please click on the name of the committee, commission and board you are interested in.

We also recruit for the Red Deer Library Board, Red Deer Regional Airport Authority Board, and the River Bend Golf and Recreation Society Board.

Council Committees

Housing and Homelessness Integration Committee

Purpose:

The purpose of the Housing and Homelessness Integration Committee is to positively contribute to the Housing Goal of The City’s Social Policy Framework “Safe, accessible and affordable housing is available to all and everyone is appropriately housed”.

Membership:

12 - 14 members, including two Council representatives, as outlined in the Terms of Reference

Preferred Committee Experience / Competencies:

  • Committee meeting experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of homelessness
  • Knowledge of social programs on affordable housing and/or community plans to end homelessness 

Vacancies:

12 - 14 members 

Term:

Staggered - 2 year term

Meeting held:

The 4th Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m (as required)

Collaborative Community Housing and Homelessness Integration Committee Terms of Reference:

2021 - Housing and Homelessness Integration Committee Terms of Reference (pdf)

Fillable application form:

Application for the Housing and Homelessness Integration Committee (pdf)

Intermunicipal Subdivision & Development Appeal Board

Focus:

The Board hears appeals from subdivision and development permit decisions made under the provisions of the Intermunicipal Development Plan with the City's Growth Area. 

Term:

Staggered - three year term

Vacancies:

1 - three year term

Preferred Knowledge/Competencies:

  • Previous Board / Committee experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Intermunicipal Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
  • Legal experience
  • Quasi-judicial or administrative tribunal experience
  • Land use experience

Meetings:

As required with variable start times and durations.

3408/2008 - Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw and Map

Bylaw 3408/2008 - Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (pdf)
Bylaw 3408/2008 - Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Map (pdf)

Fillable application form:

Application for the Intermunicipal Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (pdf)

Mayor's Recognition Awards Committee

Appointments to the Mayor’s Recognition Awards Committee are made by the Mayor in the new year and are confidential. The committee seeks members with a background in or knowledge of athletics, fine and performing arts and the volunteer community.

Focus:

Recognizing individual(s), group(s), or team(s) whose actions have brought honour and recognition to the city of Red Deer.

Term:

Staggered - two year term

Vacancies:

3 - 2 year term
2 - 2 year term

Meetings:

Meetings occur when called. There will be two or three meetings per year in March - April at 5:30 p.m., 1 - 2 hours in length

Mayors Recognition Awards Terms of Reference (pdf)   
Committees Bylaw 3576/2016 (pdf)

Fillable application form:

Application for the Mayor's Recognition Awards Committee (pdf)

Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)

Focus:

Acts as an authority in all matters assigned under the Land Use Bylaw, Council or by the Development Officer.

Term:

Staggered - two year term

Preferred Knowledge / Competencies:

  • Previous Board / Committee experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Municipal Planning Commission
  • Knowledge of Red Deer communities, neighbourhoods, subdivisions
  • Knowledge of land use, design, planning, and / or development
  • Experience with reviewing applications

Vacancies:

2 - 2 year term

Meetings:

Meetings are held every Wednesday (as required) at 9 a.m. for up to two hours.

Municipal Planning Commission Terms of Reference (pdf)  
Committees Bylaw 3576/2016 (pdf)

Fillable application form:

Application for the Municipal Planning Commission (pdf)

Public Art Commission

Focus:

Provides expert input and community input on public art for the City of Red Deer.

Term:

Staggered - 2 year term

Preferred Knowledge / Competencies:

  • Previous Board / Committee experience
  • Understanding of the Public Art Commission
  • Knowledgeable about art

Vacancies:

3 - 2 year term
2 - 2 year term

Meetings:

The second Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m., as required.

Committees Bylaw 3576/2016 (pdf)

Fillable application form:

Application for the Public Art Commission (pdf)

Red Deer Appeal & Review Board

Appointments are made jointly to the Red Deer Appeal & Review Board, an Administrative Tribunal, and the Red Deer Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. 

Focus: 

Hears appeals related to some of the bylaws created by The City of Red Deer.

Term:

Staggered - three year term

Vacancies:

2 - 3 year term
1 - 1 year term

Meetings:

Meetings are held as required at 5 p.m.  Meeting duration depends on the number of appeals filed.

Appeals Board Information:

2020 - Information on the Red Deer Subdivision and Development Appeal Board and the Red Deer Appeal and Review Board (pdf)
Bylaw 3619/2019 - Appeal Boards (pdf)

Fillable application form:

Application for the Red Deer Appeal & Review Board/Red Deer Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (pdf)

Red Deer Subdivision & Development Appeal Board

Focus:

Hears appeals from citizens affected by the decision of the Development Authority and/or the Subdivision Authority under the Land Use Bylaw. This is a joint appointment to the Red Deer Appeal and Review Board.

Term:

Staggered - three year term

Vacancies:

2 - 3 year term
1 - 1 year term

Meetings:

Meetings are called as they are required, 5 p.m., 2-3 hours in length

Appeals Board Information:

2020 - Information on the Red Deer Subdivision and Development Appeal Board and the Red Deer Appeal and Review Board (pdf)
Bylaw 3619/2019 - Appeal Boards (pdf)

Fillable application form:

Application for the Red Deer Appeal & Review Board/Red Deer Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (pdf)

Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services

The Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services Board requires one Citizen Representative be appointed to the FCSS Finance Committee, a subcommittee of the FCSS Board. The time commitment for the subcommittee is over and above the hours indicated for board meetings. 

Focus:

Supporting community programs that help to accomplish the vision of: empowered individuals, healthy families, and caring communities.

Preferred Knowledge / Competencies:

  • Previous Board / Committee experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of social agencies and social programs
  • Knowledge of government funding
  • Knowledge of the city of Red Deer and its communities

Term:

Staggered - two year term

Vacancies:

2 - 2 year term

Meetings:

Held on the first Tuesday of the month (as required) at 5 p.m., for 2 - 3 hours.

Red Deer & District Family & Community Support Services Board information (pdf)

Fillable application form:

Application for the Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services Board (pdf)

Community Committees

Central Alberta Economic Partnership – Business Representative

Focus:

Central Alberta Economic Partnership works to empower it’s communities to advance sustainable regional economic development. The City of Red Deer appoints a Business Representative to represent the city on behalf of the business community.

Board Member Attributes:

  • Active member of Red Deer’s business community
  • Understanding of Red Deer’s business community and it’s needs
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Member Responsibilities

  • Members are expected to promote regional economic development in Central Alberta;
  • Members are expected to educate themselves on the mission, vision, goals, and priorities of the Association;
  • Members are expected to attend the Annual General Meeting; and
  • Each member is expected to read the Annual Business Plan and Strategic Plan.

Term:

3 year term

Vacancies:

1 - 3 year term

Meetings:

  • Required to attend the Annual General Meeting (June) and Fall General Meeting (November) and would be invited to two Engagement Sessions each year.
  • The Business Rep can choose to run for the Board of Directors. If successful you would need to attend 4 additional meetings and a planning session each year.

Fillable Application for the Central Alberta Economic Partnership Business Representative (pdf)

Library Board

Focus:

The Library Board is an autonomous legal entity governed by the Alberta Libraries Act, which speaks and has authority for the library. It is responsible for the management, regulation and control of the library. This involves the setting of policy, identification of the community's needs, development of long and short-term plans, promotion of the library in the community, and the establishment of an annual budget.

Term:

Staggered - three year term

Vacancies:

2 - 3 year term

Meetings:

Board Meeting: Last Wednesday of each month (except July, August and December), at 6:30 p.m., for approximately two hours; and one of two sub-committee meetings monthly. Sub-Committee meeting times are determined by the Board in consultation with members.

Fillable application form:

Red Deer Regional Airport Board

Focus:

General management of the Red Deer Regional Airport Authority.

Term:

Staggered - four year term

Vacancies:

1 - 3 year term
2 - 4 year term

Meetings:

Monthly, on the third Thursday of the month (except July and August) at 4:30 p.m. for two hours

Regional Airport Authority information (pdf)

Fillable application form:

Application for the Red Deer Regional Airport Authority Board (pdf)

River Bend Golf & Recreation Society (Red Deer)

Focus:

Oversees operations of the River Bend Golf and Recreation Area, including budgeting and disbursing of approved funds

Term:

Staggered - 3 year term

Information and Preferred Knowledge / Competencies:

River Bend Board Information (pdf)

Vacancies:

3 - 3 year term
1 - 2 year term

Meetings:

Monthly, on the third Tuesday of the month, at 5:15 p.m. for approximately two hours, and committee meetings held four times per year.

Fillable application form:

Application for the River Bend Board (pdf)