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Citizen Appointments to Boards and Committees - How To Apply

CITIZEN APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS & COMMITTEES

Many Committees of Council have citizen members that are appointed by the Council.  The Municipality will advertise all available vacancies and place notification on the County’s website, social media, and through other media as deemed appropriate by Municipal Council.  Citizen appointments shall be done through application.

If you are a civic-minded individual interested in helping to make decisions to better your community, there are several committees to which you may apply.  A committee description may be found on our website at www.annapoliscounty.ca.  From the drop down menu, click on Legislative Services, then Policies. Please review the provisions specific to the committee(s) of interest to you.  The following committees have citizen members:

AUDIT

1 citizen member

BRIDGETOWN AREA ADVISORY

Not more than 5 citizens

BRIDGETOWN SOURCE WATER PROTECTION ADVISORY

Not more than 5 citizens

CORNWALLIS PARK AREA ADVISORY

Not more than 6 citizens

EAST END AREA ADVISORY

Not more than 5 citizens

GRANVILLE FERRY SOURCE WATER PROTECTION ADVISORY

Not more than 2 citizens

HABITATION COMMUNITY AREA ADVISORY

Not more than 6 citizens

HERITAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

3 citizens

LAKE CADY SOURCE WATER PROTECTION ADVISORY

Not more than 6 citizens

LAKE CADY WATER SUPPLY AREA ADVISORY

Not more than 6 citizens

LAWRENCETOWN WATER SUPPLY AREA ADVISORY

Not more than 4 citizens

MARGARETSVILLE SOURCE WATER PROTECTION ADVISORY

Not more than 4 citizens

MARGARETSVILLE WATER SUPPLY AREA ADVISORY

Not more than 4 citizens

PLANNING ADVISORY

Not more than 3 citizens

POLICE ADVISORY BOARD

2 citizens

UPPER CLEMENTS AREA ADVISORY

Not more than 4 citizens

Term of Appointment: except to the extent that the term of appointment is otherwise determined by statute, bylaw, or policy, citizen members shall be appointed for two years with the term commencing in December following each municipal general election or bi-annual election anniversary. 

Qualifications:  applicants must be the full age of 18 years, and ordinarily resident in the County for a minimum of six (6) months prior to the date of application.  Applicants must have no outstanding taxes, fees, charges or liens owing to the Municipality at the time of appointment.  Applicants not meeting these qualifications shall not be considered for appointment.

Evaluation Process for Selection:  submissions will be reviewed to meet eligibility requirements.  The Nominating Committee, [along with technical staff specific to the committee(s) when needed], will review the application and prepare recommendation to Municipal Council for approval.

Citizen Appointments to Boards and Committees Application forms are available on the County’s website or by contacting the Deputy Clerk at watwell@annapoliscounty.ca (from the drop down menu "click" Government, Municipal Council, Citizen Appointments to Boards and Committees - How To Apply, or by contacting the Deputy Clerk at watwell@annapoliscounty.ca or 902-532-2193.

Submitting the Application:  please choose the option you are most comfortable with:

  • Complete the Application Form (Fillable) for Citizen Appointments to Boards & Committees, and e-mail, mail or fax by the submission deadline along with a resume
To view Fillable Form  Click Here
  • Print and complete the Application Form (Printable) for Citizen Appointments to Boards & Committees form and submit along with a resume by the deadline
To view Printable Form  Click Here

As a committee member, you will work in a team environment; listen to and be respectful of the opinion of others; communicate effectively and constructively; and make recommendations to Council based on these decisions.  An honorarium and reimbursement of travel expenses is provided. 

If successful, you will be required to provide your SIN for payment purposes to the Compensation and Benefits Coordinator.  You will receive a T4A Form before February 28th of each year.

It is important to understand that a committee(s) may not meet during the appointment period; however, Council makes every effort to “populate” committees so as to be in a state of readiness should the need arise.

By submitting your application, you are authorizing the Municipality of the County of Annapolis to provide your qualifications to the Nominating Committee and evaluators as required to fill the citizen vacancy(ies).

Applications must be submitted prior to 4:30 p.m. on the specified closing date to:

Nominating Committee, Municipality of the County of Annapolis
ATTN:  Wanda L. Atwell, RM Coordinator/Deputy Clerk
752 St. George Street, P.O. Box 100, Annapolis Royal, NS  B0S 1A0
E-mail:  watwell@annapoliscounty.ca | Fax:  902-532-2096 

All applicants will be notified following the decision of Council. 

For clarification or questions, please contact watwell@annapoliscounty.ca | 902-532-2193

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