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Recruitment overview and application requirements for various Civic Agencies, Boards and Commissions.

Office of the City Clerk

City Clerk Reception

The City Clerk team is providing services and can be contacted at:

FOIP

Access to Information, or FOIP, requests are still accepted online or by mail: 

Corporate Access and Privacy Office
Office of the City Clerk
3rd Floor, City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7

For more information on making an Access to Information Request, please contact 780-496-5222 or foip@edmonton.ca

Tribunals

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) and Assessment Review Board (ARB) are both using a written hearing or appeal process as approved by the respective Board Chairs. These processes will now be managed remotely with Board Members. 

The Community Standards and License Appeal Committee (CSLAC) will not convene in-person meetings and will utilize technology where possible. 

For more information on the SDAB, ARB and CSLAC, contact:

Civic Agencies

The Civic Agency Team continues to provide services remotely. 

The timelines for the recruitment process for the City’s Agencies will be adjusted to account for any changes to the approved Council calendar. 

The Civic Agencies Team will advise candidates of any changes in process.
contact:

Committees of Council

Committees of Council will not convene in-person meetings and will utilize technology, where possible. 

For more information on Committees of Council, contact:

Council and Standing Committee Meetings, including Statutory Public Hearings

All scheduled City Council and Standing Committee are suspended with the exception of the March 30 City Council meeting.  

For more information on Council and Standing Committee meetings, please contact:

Election and Census Office

Election and Census staff can be contacted at 780-496-8008 or email at elections@edmonton.ca

City Council appoints citizens to 18 civic boards and encourages those with a desire to share their passion, time and skills to serve as a volunteer board member.  

Photo of a smiling board member.Wondering what's in it for you?

Check out what some board members have to say about volunteering for a board.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is new that I need to know about Candidate Interviews?

Recent changes to the Municipal Government Act require that, where a council or council committee closes all or part of a meeting to the public, the meeting minutes must record the names of those persons in attendance during that portion of the meeting and the reasons for allowing them to attend.  For candidates attending an interview, their name will appear in the minutes as follows:  First Initial. Last Name (Interview Participant).

Why should I be a board member?

Being a board member is an opportunity to provide your voice to decisions and services that shape our community.  It is also an opportunity to sharpen leadership, business skills and gain a broader understanding of municipal government processes.

How much time does it take?

The time commitment varies depending on the board. Most boards have monthly meetings plus subcommittee meetings, and may have additional board-related activities throughout the year. 

Will I be paid?

A few boards offer remuneration to their members, but for the most part board members serve in a voluntary capacity. 

While most out-of-pocket, meeting related expenses (with receipts) are reimbursed for all members, those members who do not receive remuneration will also be reimbursed for any childcare expenses related to attendance at board meetings. 

How do I apply?

Recruitment for new board members takes place every January. All volunteer positions are filled using an application process. Not all boards require a new member each year.

Most board opportunities are volunteer; however, a few do offer remuneration because of their responsibilities and required time commitment. Preference is given to residents of Edmonton.

Short listed applicants will be asked to provide a brief biography and, if they are appointed as a Board Member, this information will be included in the City Council minutes as an introduction to City Council, the Board, and the citizens of Edmonton.

Most appointments are for one year, renewable for up to 6 consecutive years. Prior to reappointment, board members are evaluated. The evaluation criteria are outlined in Schedule 2 - re-appointment form (Summary of Evaluations for Members Eligible for Re-appointment) to City Policy C575C - Agencies, Boards, Committees and Commissions.

You can apply for a position on up to 3 boards but can only serve on 1 board at a time. Applicants use the Taleo Online Application System when positions are available.  Applicants must attach a resume plus 3 written letters of reference (a letter of interest is optional). 

Please be advised that individual recruitment campaigns may have their own, unique requirements.

For More Information

Civic Agencies Coordinator

Office of the City Clerk
300, City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB   T5J 2R7

Telephone 780-442-4395
Fax 780-496-8175
Email civic.agencies@edmonton.ca

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