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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.

Interested? Want to learn more? Join staff and former members for an upcoming Committee Open House and Info Session:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
7 - 9 p.m.
Ajax Town Hall, Council Chambers
65 Harwood Ave. S.

Alternative format / communication requests can be made by emailing accessibility@ajax.ca

Applications for Appointment

Application deadline: January 12, 2015


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


Eligibility

 Applicants must be:

  • 16 years of age or older (must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to work in Canada for quasi-judicial boards)
  • a resident or property/business owner in the Town of Ajax
  • able to attend monthly evening meetings at Town Hall

The Application Process

  1. Apply online by January 12, 2015. Attend the Advisory Committee Info Session (January 7, 2015) to learn more!
  2. Applications will be screened & scored. Select applicants may be invited to take part in a group interview (to take place between January 20 - 23 and January 27 - 30, 2015).
  3. Successfull members will be appointed by Council in early February 2015.
  4. Members will take part in required Committee orientation February 17, 2015.
  5. Monthly meetings to begin March 2015.


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 Coordinator, by email or phone 905-619-2529 ext. 3347.