Citizen Advisory Committees - Town of Ajax

Advisory Committees  

Be Heard! - Town of Ajax Committee Recruitment

The Town of Ajax invites interested and qualified residents to volunteer and apply for appointment to various Committees. Advisory Committees play a valuable role in the Town of Ajax as Council relies on its committees to provide insight and recommendation on emerging issues, policies and programs. Quasi-judicial boards are charged with making decisions on behalf of Council. Town of Ajax Committee Members act as community ambassadors who assist with enhancing citizen and public involvement by providing input to Council.

Appointment Opportunities

Currently none available.

Town of Ajax Advisory Committees

Click on a link below to find out more information about the advisory committee (mandate, minutes, work plan, etc.):

Town of Ajax Quasi-Judicial Boards

Common Questions:

How are Members appointed to Advisory Committees?

Advisory Committee Members are appointed by Council. Members are appointed for a term to follow the term of Council (3.5) year commitment.

How many Members are appointed to the Advisory Committee?

Committees are comprised of up to 10 community members appointed by Council, 1-2 Town of Ajax staff liaisons, and 1-2 Council representatives.

How often do Advisory Committees meet?

Advisory Committees generally meet 10 times each year, usually once per month. Meetings last approximately 2 hours.

Are Advisory Committee Members paid?

No, they are volunteer appointments. Only appointed Members of the quasi-judicial Property Standards/Animal Services Appeal Committee and the Committee of Adjustment receive a small stipend for Committees participation.

What do Advisory Committees do?

Advisory Committees are charged with the task of providing program and policy advice to Council on specific municipal matters defined by formal terms of reference. Each Committee has its own unique mandate. Further information is available online by visiting each Committee's page.

Who should apply to become an Advisory Committee Member?

Any individual who meets the general application requirements and is interested in providing input on programs, services, policies and projects within the Town of Ajax is encouraged to apply!

For more information, please contact Sarah Moore, Committee & Accessibility Coordinator, by email or phone 905-619-2529 ext. 3347.