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​​​Being a Committee Member​

​​​​Residents of Bradford West Gwillimbury are encouraged to g​et involved in helping the community by applying to serve as a volunteer on one of the Town's boards or committees. Applicants must be 18 or older, Canadian citizens and residents of BWG.

Some boards/committees are required by law to exist in all municipalities, while others are formed by Town Council to help achieve specific goals Committee members serve the same four-year term as Council; therefore, most committees advertise for new members only at the beginning of a term of Council. Occasionally there will be openings mid-term if a member leaves their committee.​

​Applications will be reviewed by Council and ratified at a Council meeting (date TBD) and successful applicants will notified. All applicants should be aware that the information submitted may be discussed by Council at a public meeting during the recruitment process.

The Role of Committee Members

  • Committee members attend regular committee ​meetings, which are usually held once a month in the evening. Members are required to attend regularly, as no decisions can be made without the majority of members present.
  • Members will also be required to attend other functions such as Council meetings, and to conduct work on behalf of the committee outside of regular meetings.
  • Committee members bring their own insight and experience to the group, as well as conduct the hands-on work required to achieve the mandate of their committee/board​.
  • Each committee or board has its own mandate and terms of reference. Many committees involve tasks such ​as budget approval, business planning, policy making and advocacy. Click Committees from the Links menu to see more details on each committee or board.
  • Committees generally include members of Council in addition to members of the public. Members are considered community leaders in the area that their committee/board pertains to.
  • Committee recommendations are provided to Council for consideration.
  • Members are volunteers, and are therefore unpaid. Some of the mandatory boards do provide an honorarium.