Boards & Committees
Serve on a Board/Committee
Council creates Boards and Committees to provide recommendations to Council, as well as to invite feedback and input from residents on various topics. The list below explains the responsibilities of each committee, how often they meet, and minutes from their meetings.
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- Assessment Review Board
- Audit Committee
- Chestermere Accessibility Advisory Committee
- Chestermere Economic Advisory Committee
- Chestermere Library Board
- Community Grant Adjudication Committee
- Human Services Advisory Board
- Lake & Watershed Advisory Committee
- Police Communication Committee
- Seniors Advisory Committee
- Streetscape Committee
- Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
Assessment Review Board
This board reviews appeals of property value assessments and makes decisions about the appeals. Members of this board are required to complete additional training and may be expected to travel to different municipalities for meetings. It only meets when required.
Audit Committee Chestermere
This committee makes recommendations to Council on the selection of Chestermere’s auditor, provides oversight of the financial reporting process, reviews the auditor’s reports, provides insight to the financial reporting, and reviews the auditor statements. This board meets several times per year as necessary.
Chestermere Economic Development Advisory Committee
Chestermere Library Board
This Board is a governing Board that oversees the management of the Chestermere Public Library.
This Board oversees the management of the Chestermere Public Library and is comprised of a maximum of ten members including:
- Up to two City Councillors
What is expected of Board Members?
- Be a regular user of the library and advocate membership to others
- Attend board meetings and actively participate in decision-making that will affect the long-term success of the library
- There are 10 board meetings a year (no meetings in the summer) held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
- Support events that are organized on behalf of the Library
Like all Committees appointed by the City Council, a Letter of Interest should be submitted to City Council from anyone interested in being considered for the Board. You should state your areas of expertise (beyond that of a passion for literature and a commitment to helping to provide the best quality library service in our city). Before submitting a letter of interest we suggest that anyone considering joining the Library Board attend several regular meetings first and meet with the chairperson to learn more.
Community Grant Funding Adjudication Committee
This Committee is tasked to review and adjudicate all grants received for the Community Grant Fund. The Committee’s recommendations for the award of grants will be presented to Council for the final ratification.
Human Services Advisory Board
This board develops and reviews priorities for FCSS and United Way project funding in relation to Chestermere’s social infrastructure. They are responsible for reviewing and assessing all funding applications. The board advocates locally, regionally, and provincially for enhanced social infrastructure that will benefit the community while actively seeking out information from the general population related to perceived community needs. This board meets approximately once a month. View more information about this Board.
Lake and Watershed Advisory Committee
This committee focuses on the health of Chestermere Lake and surrounding environmental concerns. Its members meet monthly throughout the year.
Did you know…that you can reduce your household water usage by up to 47% by using a rain barrel?
What does the Lake and Watershed Advisory Committee do?
Past Meeting Minutes:
Police Communications Committee
This committee provides a casual forum to receive input from the community and share information with respect to communicating items of public safety objectives and priorities.
Current Council Representative(s): Councillor Johal-Watt, Councillor Narayan
Team Members: Laurie McLeod (Chair), Simran Dial, Victor Pouteaux, Gurkiran Randhawa, Nicole Maillot-Johnson, Aimee Essington, Monita Raj, Saman Dhudwal
The Seniors Advisory Committee is a standing Council Committee established for the purpose of addressing the recommendations developed by the Task Force sub-committees on Housing, Health, Supports and Services and those outlined in the Council Task Force on Seniors Final Report.
The committee will collaborate, research, and develop recommended strategies for Council. For further details, please view the Committee's Terms of Reference here. Learn more about Seniors and Older Adults programming and resources at chestermere.ca/seniors
Current Council Representative(s): Councillor Foat, Councillor Dean
Team Members: Michael Ball (Chair), Joanne Lemna (Vice-Chair), Rich Stephens, Sherri Standish, Gurkiran Randhawa, Cyndie McOuat, Betty Illingworth, Leslie Racz (non-resident), Leslie McMahon,
This committee identifies opportunities for visually enhancing the streetscape of Chestermere to encourage the visual appeal of commercial, public and residential areas. The Committee meets once per month for 1-2 hours and will collaborate and contribute to community parks projects such as: planters, benches, banners, public art, as well as the Birth Forest and annual Winter Lights Festival.
Current Council Representative(s): Mayor Colvin, Councillor Johal-Watt
Team Members: 1 - 10 Positions Open
Over the years this committee has been involved in a number of projects throughout the city including:
- The commissioning of / input into many pieces of public art
- The addition of various light features for the winter light display in John Peake Park.
- Coordinating the display of the park and street banners
- Organizing the city's annual Birth Forest event
- Organizing the Chestermere in Bloom program, a spin-off of the International Communities in Bloom program
- Purchasing many benches and picnic tables for installation in parks and along pathways.
2021 Events, Activities & Contests
Community Banner Program
Rain Barrel Contest
The City’s Streetscape Committee has developed an exciting rain barrel contest for residents to show their creative decorating skills along with their innovative rain water harvesting techniques!
Prizes will be awarded for the most creatively decorated rain barrel, and for the most innovative water capture or water harvesting system.
Honour a Veteran with a Banner
Birth Forest Planting Event
Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
This board hears appeals regarding the decisions made by City of Chestermere approval authorities and renders decisions based on the evidence presented. The board makes decisions in an impartial manner based upon the applicant or affected parties. Note: Additional training is required to be a member of this board.
Current Council Representative(s): Councillor Narayan, Councillor Funk
Team Members: Shawn Scheyk, Phil Hoetger, Scot Caithness, Andrew Stone, Kathryn Cairns, Don Roberts
Members of Council also sit on the following boards & committees:
- Calgary Airport Community Consultative Committee
- Calgary Intermunicipal Committee
- Calgary Metropolitan Region Board
- Chestermere Chamber of Commerce
- Chestermere Emergency Management Agency and Committee
- Utilities Co. Board
- Inter-City Forum on Social Policy
- Rocky View Intermunicipal Committee