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2019 Community Service (Volunteer) Vacancies

Each year the City invites residents interested in serving the community and participating in the direction that the City of Nelson takes for the future, to apply to serve on a City Board, Committee or Commission.             

Advisory Planning Commission [APC]


The role of the Advisory Planning Commission is to advise Council on matters referred to the Commission which includes land use, project design and landscaping, community planning as well as bylaws and permits relevant to land use provisions of the Local Government Act.  See the Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw.

Cultural Development Committee [CDC]


This Committee leads Council in the strategic planning and development of Nelson’s cultural sector and works in close collaboration with all sectors of the community.  The Committee helps promote a high level of creativity, diversity and excellence in the cultural life of Nelson.  Part of its mandate is to review, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Cultural Policy and make recommendation to Council on a variety of policy and initiatives pertaining to the arts, culture and heritage sectors. Please note that applicants should reside in Nelson and are required to represent the Aboriginal sector. See the Cultural Development Committee Bylaw

Nelson Housing Committee [NHC]


 This Committee advocates for the development of affordable housing units within the City. Its’ mandate is to identify housing needs and priorities; assist in finding collaborative and cost effective approaches; and provide networking opportunities for housing providers to share knowledge and identify opportunities for collaboration, cooperation and sharing of expertise. See the Nelson Housing Committee Bylaw.

Applications can be made online, in person or via fax.

The deadline to apply is 4:30 pm on Friday, January 25th, 2019. 

Further information is available from the City’s website www.nelson.ca.

Please address confidential applications to:

City of Nelson Administration Department

Attention: Sonya Martineau, Legislative Assistant

Suite 101, 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC V1L 5S4

or to smartineau@nelson.ca

or Fax (250) 352-2131