Serve your community by volunteering for a local board or committee
The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is seeking applications from residents who are interested in helping their community by serving on a local board or committee for the term of Council. Applicants must be 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen and a current resident of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
Residents interested in any of the volunteer positions described below should submit their letter of interest or resume outlining their background and pertinent information detailing their experience and why they are interested in serving on the board/committee, and highlighting any work-related community service projects or other volunteer activities they have been involved with.
Letters of interest must be received in the Corporate Services Office by Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Please click here to send your application by email, send it by fax to 905-775-0153, or you can deliver it to:
Deputy Clerk, Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, 100 Dissette Street, Units 7 & 8, P.O. Box 100, Bradford, Ontario, L3Z 2A7.
For more information you may contact Tara Reynolds, Deputy Clerk at 905-775-5366 x.1104
(Note regarding privacy: An applicant’s information may be discussed by Council or Committee during a public meeting during the recruitment process.)
Positions are available on the following boards and committees:
Holland Marsh Drainage System Joint Municipal Service Board
The Holland Marsh Drainage System Joint Municipal Service Board is a joint local board created by agreement with the Township of King and the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. The Board consists of two residents of the Town of BWG and two residents of King Township who carry on farming practices within the Holland Marsh and one additional member of the public chosen by the board at-large and appointed by each municipality. Four members of Council are also appointed: two from the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury and two from the Township of King.
The purpose of this Board is to carry out all the responsibilities of each municipality under the Drainage Act and to oversee and manage the Holland Marsh Drainage System. This includes preparation of an annual business plan and reporting to the respective Councils.
Meetings are held in King Township and Bradford West Gwillimbury a minimum of six times per year. Members of the board are paid an honorarium for each meeting attended.
Committee of Adjustment
The Committee of Adjustment is an independent body appointed by Council under authority granted by the Province through the Planning Act. The purpose of this committee is to consider minor variances to the Town’s Zoning By-law, consider alterations to legal non-conforming uses and grant consent approval for the severance of land.
Meetings are held as required, usually monthly. Members of the committee are paid mileage and an honorarium.
BWG Public Library Board
The BWG Public Library Board is an independent body appointed by Council under authority granted by the Public Libraries Act and its regulations. The Library Board is responsible for the provision of a free public library service that reflects the unique needs of the community.
The Library Board is accountable to municipal Council and the budget is approved by Council annually. Roles and responsibilities include planning, policy making, financial responsibility and advocacy. To serve on the Library Board you cannot be employed by the Library Board or municipality.
Meetings are held monthly at the BWG Library and Cultural Centre, 425 Holland Street West. Members of the board are paid an honorarium.
Accessibility Advisory Committee
The Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 requires municipalities with more than 10,000 residents to establish an Accessibility Advisory Committee to develop, review, and implement the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury’s Accessibility Plan. The Act requires that the majority of members be persons with disabilities.
The mandate of the Accessibility Advisory Committee is:
- to provide advice to Council on the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of its annual accessibility plan;
- to review site plans and advise on accessibility issues related to identified structures within the Town; and
- to provide advice to Council on other related accessibility issues within the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
Meetings are held quarterly. Members of the committee are not paid an honorarium.
Don't see any boards or committees that interest you? More opportunities will be posted in the new year.