Citizen Advisory Committees  

The Town of Ajax invites interested and qualified residents to apply for appointment to various Citizen Advisory 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. Members act as community ambassadors who assist with enhancing citizen and public involvement by providing input to Council.


Town of Ajax Advisory Committees

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


Eligibility

Advisory Committee Applicants must be:

  • 18 years of age or older 
  • a resident or property owner in the Town of Ajax
  • able to attend monthly evening meetings at Town Hall
  • willing to undertake special projects which may be coordinated in alignment with the Committee's mandate

Below are a few common questions of interest regarding Town of Ajax Advisory Committees.

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) year fulfilling.

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 refer to the Advisory Committee Frequently Asked Questions, or contact Sarah Moore, Committee Coordinator, by email or phone 905-619-2529 ext. 3347.