External Grant Review Committee

The External Grant Review Committee provides assistance to Council in its deliberations on Strategic Plan Grants. 


The purpose of the Strategic Plan Grant Review Committee is to review all applications received by the City under the Strategic Plan Grants program and to make recommendations to City Council on the annual Strategic Plan Grants to be funded by the City.  

The Committee will be comprised of five members of the public appointed by Council with specific expertise and interest in the key strategic plan areas of:

  • Social Inclusion and Community Wellness
  • Economic Development
  • Arts and Culture
  • Public Spaces, Green Spaces and Food Systems
  • Community Empowerment

Public members on the Committee must not be affiliated with any of the organizations applying for Strategic Grants Funding.

For the Terms of Reference, please click here [PDF - 114 KB]

For further information, please see the Strategic Grant webpage here.


Council has appointed the following members to this committee:

  • Shannon Alderdice
  • Melissa Avdeeff
  • Margaret Eckenfelder
  • Louise MacDonald
  • Patricia Jelinski or Danella Parks (United Way)

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Songhees Nation Room. The Committee is expected to report with their findings to Council in June.