Boards & Committees
The MD of Bighorn is seeking volunteers to be members for our various boards and committees. Boards and Committees provide advice and recommendations to Council that help enhance the decision making processes of municipal government. applicants must be residents of the MD of Bighorn to be eligible for appointment to a board or committee. Council will review all applications and make appointments at the October Organizational Meeting. All applications must be received by October 6, 2023. For more information check out the Boards and Committees Tab on the left.
Establishment of Boards & Committees
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:
- 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.
- Provide further opportunities for public input into the political forum
Municipal District 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 Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) represent the Municipal District of Bighorn on the following external boards and committees: