Recruitment for City Committees and Board

The City of Victoria is now receiving applications from interested citizens to serve on the Committees and Board noted below:
 
  • Advisory Design Panel
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee
  • Art in Public Places Committee
  • Greater Victoria Public Library Board
 

APPLY TO: Legislative Services office at City Hall with a completed and signed application to: Corporate Administrator, City of Victoria, No. 1 Centennial Square, Victoria BC V8W 1P6, fax: 250.361.0348. Application forms are available at the Legislative Services office or online. The deadline for the submission of all applications to City Hall is 4:30 pm, Monday, January 7, 2013.

Applicants forwarding submissions are requested to provide their name, address, postal code, home, mobile and/or business telephone numbers, e-mail address, occupation, history of community involvement, other relevant history, technical or special expertise and area of community interest.

Terms of Reference Applicable to all Public Advisory Committees

1. To consider and provide advice to a Council Standing Committee on matters referred to the Public Advisory Committee by the Council Standing Committee.

2. To consider and provide advice to the Council on matters referred to the Public Advisory Committee by the Council.

3. To consider and provide advice to the relevant Standing Committee of Council on matters within the Public Advisory Committee's specific terms of reference.

Specific Terms of Reference for each Public Advisory Committee

Advisory Design Panel: Primary reporting relationship – Council Standing Committee on Planning and Land Use

Primary reporting relationship – Council Standing Committee on Planning and Land Use

To advise the Standing Committee on the design merits of plans referred to the Panel as part of a Rezoning Application, Development Permit Application, Development Variance Permit Application, Statutory Building Scheme, Board of Variance Application involving a house conversion, and special projects referred to the Panel by the Standing Committee.

Heritage Advisory Committee: Primary reporting relationship – Council Standing Committee on Planning and Land Use

Primary reporting relationship – Council Standing Committee on Planning and Land Use

To advise the Standing Committee on those heritage matters coming within the scope of the committee under the Local Government Act or that are referred to it by the Standing Committee.

Terms of Reference for other Committees and Board

Art in Public Places Committee has four functions: 

1. To advise the City on public art issues and trends relevant to public art initiatives in the City.

2. To advise and consult on specific issues, such as donations and commissions of work.

3. To nominate one of their members and other artists in the community to serve on the selection panel for specific art projects.

4. To determine the type of competition to be held for a particular art project, and review the criteria for selection of the artist and/or artwork, the Call to Artists and the Competition Brief.

The City will select five applicants who are experienced and/or trained in aspects of visual art, of which two are visual artists, and they will elect their own chair. Membership on the committee will be limited to two 18 month terms. One Committee member will serve three terms in order to have overlap in expertise and knowledge of processes. The Committee will hold regular meetings (minimum 3 per year).

Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee works cooperatively with the Youth Court and Youth Workers by examining resources available to young offenders, assisting the Court when requested, making recommendations to the Court and the Attorney General. The City of Victoria has one appointee on the VFCYJ Committee whose term is for one year commencing January 1st of each year. Victoria City Council is seeking qualified applicants with experience in education, heath, probation or welfare, who would serve without remuneration.

Greater Victoria Public Library Board provides for the joint management, maintenance, improvement, operation, and control of the Central Library and branches, as well as the establishment of branches in member municipalities. Details of this volunteer position are:

1. The GVPL Board is composed of 21 members with five appointees from the City of Victoria.

2. Victoria City Council appoints one elected official and four residents of the City of Victoria.

3. Citizen members must have resided in the City for at least six months preceding the appointment. Citizen members serve two-year terms to a maximum of four consecutive terms (or eight years).

The time commitment is about 2 hours per meeting, twice a month. Members may be asked to serve on sub-committees from time to time. Additional information about the GVPL Board and the GVPL system may be obtained from the website: www.gvpl.ca

 

The information from the applications is collected for administrative and/or operational functions of the City of Victoria as authorized by the Local Government Act. This information has been collected, and will be used and maintained, in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.