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Citizen Appointments to Hamilton’s Agencies, Boards & Committees

Hamilton City Council invites citizens to apply to the City’s various local Agencies, Boards and Committees (ABC’s).  Each of the ABC’s has a specific mandate.  Most meet monthly with additional work required between meetings.  Most appointments are for four years to coincide with the term of Council.  Further information regarding mandates is available on the City’s website at

Please note that an update to this advertisement will occur by the 14th of November, 2014

Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities

15 citizens needed

(Note: A sufficient number of citizens will be persons with disabilities in accordance with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001.)

Hamilton Future Fund Board of Governors

13 citizens needed

Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee

11 citizens needed

(Note: One resident from each of the former Area Municipalities, four residents from the former City of Hamilton and two citizens at large.)

Canadian Football Hall of Fame & Museum Board

3 citizens needed

(Background/Skills required – Financial, Legal, Marketing Planning & Communications (i.e. Advertising, Public Relations, Promotion), Strategic Sales, Sponsor Acquisition and Support, familiarity with museum policy, knowledge of government grant process, experience on non-profit boards a must, active member of the community/entrepreneur background.)

The following require 9 citizens to serve on each Committee:

Committee of Adjustment

(Note: Not less than 4 citizens shall have knowledge and experience in rural planning and agricultural matters.)

Hamilton Library Board

(Note: Applicants shall be a Canadian Citizen, a resident of the City of Hamilton and not be employed by the Board or by the City of Hamilton.)

Tourism Advisory Committee

Minimum of 7 citizens needed

The following require 3 Citizens to serve on each Committee:

Cleanliness and Security in the Downtown Core Task Force

Hess Village Pedestrian Mall Authority

 (Note: Applicants shall be owners or tenants of the Hess Village Pedestrian Mall – George Street between Queen Street South and Hess Street South.)

Knowles Bequest Trust

(Note: All applicants must be a resident of the former Town of Dundas.)

Rental Housing Sub-Committee

The following require 5 citizens to serve on each Committee:

Fence Viewers

(Note:  Previous experience with the Line Fences Act

and/or farm and rural fencing construction.)

Hamilton Conservation Authority

Hamilton Farmers’ Market Board

(Note:  Experience in finance, marketing, retail, food production, farming and food distribution.)

Property Standards Committee

(Note: Applicants shall be ratepayers of the City of Hamilton. Definition of a Ratepayer – an owner or tenant shown on the last revised Assessment Roll of a property in the City of Hamilton.)

The following require 2 Citizens to serve on each Committee:

Conservation Halton

Development Charges Stakeholders Sub-Committee

Hamilton Waterfront Trust

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

Royal Botanical Gardens

The following require 4 citizens to serve on each Committee:

Agriculture & Rural Affairs Advisory Committee

CityHousing Hamilton Corporation

Cross-Melville District Heritage Committee (Dundas)

(Note: Applicants shall be a residents in the Dundas Heritage Conservation District.)

Glanbrook Landfill Community Co-ordinating Committee

Heritage Permit Review Sub-Committee

2 Citizens-at-Large needed and;

One (1) member from St. Clair Avenue, Hamilton;

One (1) representative from MacNab Charles, Hamilton;

One (1) representative from St. Clair Boulevard, Hamilton;

One (1) representative from Durand-Markland, Hamilton;

One (1) representative from Mill Street, Waterdown; and,

One (1) representative from Hamilton Beach, Hamilton.

(Note:  Any applicant for a “district” position must be a property owner residing in the designated district.)

The following requires 1 Citizen for each Authority:

Grand River Conservation Authority

Hamilton Port Authority

Note:  Final composition of citizens may change subject to Council approval.

Application forms and additional information is available at the following locations:

  1. On the City’s website –

  2. City Clerk’s Department, Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 1st floor

  3. At all of the Municipal Service Centres (for a location nearest you, please call (905) 546-CITY (2489))

An Orientation Open House will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the foyer area outside the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton.  The purpose of the Open House is to outline the scope of the various committees, explain the time commitment and any qualifications that may be required.  Attendance is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged. 

The deadline for submission of all applications is Friday, November 28, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.  Completed and signed applications may be submitted in person to the Clerk’s Department, any of the Municipal Service Centres or at the Orientation Open House. 

Completed and signed applications may also be emailed to the Clerk’s Department at or by fax at (905) 546-2095.

City Council wishes to ensure that its Committees and Local Boards reflect the diverse nature of the City of Hamilton’s population, including women, persons with disabilities, native persons, and racial and ethnic minorities and encourages all residents to consider these opportunities.

Conflict of interest rules will apply to all citizen members, pursuant to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter M.50.

For further information regarding the Appointment of Citizens to Hamilton’s Committees, please contact:

Office of the City Clerk, Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor

Hamilton, Ontario   L8P 4Y5  Phone No. (905) 546-4408          Email:

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