The Municipal District of Bighorn, like many (if not all) other Alberta municipalities, relies heavily on advice and recommendations from volunteers sitting on boards, committees and commissions. While boards, committees and commissions may each have varying reasons for their existence (some bodies are required by legislation; some are “ad-hoc”- formed for single issue purposes; some are strictly advisory bodies) most are established for the following reasons:

  • to provide further opportunities for public input into the political forum
  • to assist Council by reducing the workload. Boards, committees and commissions will review material, weigh alternatives, and make recommendations to Council, thus substantially reducing the turnaround time and sparing Council a great deal of work

MD Council appoints representatives from both Council and the public to various boards, committees and commissions annually, at the Organizational meeting held in October. Some of the boards, committees and commissions are of an “internal operational” nature and therefore do not warrant public participation.

Councillors and the CAO represent the MD of Bighorn on the following external boards and committees:

Reeve Dene Cooper
Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley
Bow Valley Waste Management Commission (BVWMC)
Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ)
Canmore Inter-Municipal Committee
Association of Alberta Municipal Districts & Counties (AAMDC) – Central Zone

Deputy Reeve Erik Butters
Bow River Basin Council (BRBC)
Cochrane Inter-Municipal Committee
Ghost Waiparous Trails Association
Panther Advisory Group
Spray Lakes Saw Mills Public Advisory Committee

Councillor Carolyn Montgomery
Bow Valley WildSmart
Bow Valley Regional Housing (BVRH)
Canmore Inter-Municipal Committee

Councillor Paul Ryan
Bow Valley Waste Management Commission (BVWMC)
Calgary Regional Airshed Zone (CRAZ)
Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Alliance (SAEWA)

Councillor Paul Clark
Cochrane Inter-Municipal Committee

Martin Buckley – CAO
Ghost Stewardship Monitoring Group (GSMG)