Agencies, Boards, & Committees (ABCs)
In addition to the elected Town Council, decision-making at the Town of Peace River includes the Agencies, Boards, and Committees (ABCs). These organizations require local residents to take part in the planning, advisory or decision-making process. Depending on the organization to role may vary from advisory to quasi-judicial.
If you are interested in applying for one of the Agencies, Boards, or Committees, read the description below and fill out the application at the bottom of this page. IF you have questions please contact us at (780) 624-2574.
Community Services Board
The Community Services Board is an Advisory Board that provides recommendations to Town Council on recreation and social programming. Areas the Board provides policy direction on include: public recreation facilities such as Parks and Trails, the Arena, Pool and Sports Fields; and recreation activities such as the Summer Fun and Extreme Adventures programs. The Board is also involved with Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), oversees the FCSS Grants to Groups programs and gives input on Family and Youth Programming, Seniors Services and the Volunteer Program.
The Board meets at 7:00 PM the fourth Wednesday of every month, with a summer break in July.
There are currently three (3) positions available for public-at-large on the the Community Services Board has several immediate openings.
Municipal Library Board
If you possess a love of reading and would like to provide input into our library direction and enhancement, this is a great way to participate. With a small time commitment, you can contribute a lot. There are 10 required meetings a year, one a month for 10 months, and participation in various
Everyone is welcome. Meetings are open to the public to observe. Board meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 6PM at the Library
Museum Advisory Board
The Museum Board provides a vital link from the community to the Museum and to Town Council in the preservation and celebration of Peace River’s heritage and in supporting the Museum in its role as a place of community engagement. The Board makes recommendations to Town Council regarding policy and strategic planning that will ensure the preservation, conservation and interpretation of heritage resources in Peace River.
The Board meets at 7:00 PM on the third Wednesday of January, March, June, September and November.
Municipal Planning Commission
The Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) has several immediate openings. As a member of the MPC you’re part of a decision-making authority within the Town of Peace River. This important committee helps to guide the municipality in its core function – development of the town.
That includes decisions on development permit applications for discretionary uses and variance requests to the Land Use Bylaw development standards. You also provide advice and feedback to the Planning and Development Department, on strategic projects and plans.
Subdivision Development Appeal Board
As a member of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) you hear and make decisions on appeals related to Stop Orders, Development, and Subdivisions. As a statutory body intended to perform an independent adjudicative function that hears complaints and functions like a court, it is an administrative board mandated by the Municipal Government Act and created by a municipality to carry our appropriate functions and procedures. SDAB’s exercise what are called ‘quasi-judicial functions.’ This means that they make a finding of fact based on evidence and then, apply legal rules, as found in the legislation and the planning instruments, to those findings. This process allows the SDAB to make a decision on a subdivision or a development matter after conducting a hearing fairly and in accordance with legislation, administrative law, and the principles of natural justice. The SDAB decisions are final and cannot be overturned unless the board makes an error in some aspect of law or jurisdiction.
There is currently one (1) position available for public-at-large on the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.