Committees & Commissions
There are a number of Advisory Committees that provide opportunities for citizens to become more actively involved in their community. Currently, there are positions available on the following Committees -
- Agricultural Advisory Committee
- Community Heritage Commission
- Economic Development Committee
- Environmental Advisory Committee
- Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility & Inclusiveness
- Public Art Steering Committee
- Social Policy Advisory Committee
If you are interested in volunteering for one of the these committees you can apply online. Deadline for applications is this Thursday, November 23, 2017.
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All Advisory Committee and Commission regular meetings are open to the public. Come out to a meeting to get a better sense of the work done by Committees and provide your point of view. Most meetings have a "Community Forum" during which members of the public are able to share ideas or concerns directly with the Committees. See the meeting agendas for more information.
The Active Transportation Advisory Committee was formed to advise Council on strategic priorities, planning, policies and mobility issues relating to transportation in Maple Ridge, using the Transportation Plan as a guide.
The Advisory Design Panel encourages quality design in the community by reviewing and making recommendations to Council on all new commercial, industrial and multifamily residential projects that require a development permit.
The Agricultural Advisory Committee, established in June 2007, has been set up to advise Council on agricultural issues and to engage in activities to support the agricultural sector.
The Audit & Finance Committee meets at least two times per year to review the annual financial statements and reports.
The Mayor and Council are appointed to serve as Directors and Liaisons to a number of agencies representing different levels of government, City advisory committees and local community groups.
The Community Heritage Commission advises Council on matters relating to heritage conservation.
The Economic Development Commission advises Council on matters relating to the economic well being of Maple Ridge and makes recommendations to Council relating to the economic development of Maple Ridge.
The Maple Ridge Environmental Advisory Committee will help provide local perspective and advice to Council with respect to achieving the City's goals and environmental objectives, and to implement strategic recommendations from the current Maple Ridge Official Community Plan and the Environmental Management Strategy report, 2014.
The Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues advises Council on civic matters that affect people with disabilities.
The Public Art Steering Committee recommends criteria for the commission of public art installations to Council.
The Social Policy Advisory Committee advises Council on matters relating to social planning and the social needs, social well-being and social development of the community.