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Community Engagement Committee

The Community Engagement Committee is a select committee of Council. (Prior to February 22, 2016, it was a standing committee of Council.) 


The Community Engagement Committee is a select committee of Council which oversees:

  • the establishment and implementation of new working groups and revisions as may be necessary to Working Group Guidelines
  • the optimal functioning of the District's other community engagement activities, as may be directed by Council.


Work with staff liaisons to prepare terms of reference for working groups and proposed revisions; selection of working group members; provide oversight to the working group process, and community engagement activities approved by Council; provide guidance to the Council and staff representatives to working groups with respect to operating principles, process and structural issues; provide advice and recommendations to Council on any matters referred to the committee by Council, as well as on new approaches to engage and consult with the community; and provide an annual work plan to Council.


Appointments are made annually by Council for a two-year term.

Council Members

Councillors Gambioli, Lambur and Wong

Citizen Members

Patricia Bowles, Lori Cameron, Elaine McHarg, Jan Pezarro, Jennifer Roote

Staff Liaison

Donna Powers, Director, Community Relations and Communications



Terms of Reference

Working Group Guidelines

Next Meeting

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 3–5 p.m.
Location: Electronic meeting via Municipal Hall Council Chamber


After suspending all committee, board and working group meetings in mid-March in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the District of West Vancouver is resuming meetings via electronic communications facilities.

Members of the public are able to attend committee meetings in person in the Municipal Hall Council Chamber. The public will be able to listen to, and provide input during electronic meetings.  For your health and safety, physical distancing and enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols have been implemented. If you are not able to attend a meeting in-person, written submissions regarding matters that fall within the committee’s mandate to consider can also be submitted to staff liaisons and will be circulated to members prior to a meeting for their information.

2020 meetings

Jan. 15 Cancelled                   
Jan. 28 Notice Minutes
Feb. 12 Notice Minutes
Feb. 27 Notice Minutes
March 11 Notice Minutes
April 8 Cancelled  
May 13 Cancelled  
May 28 Notice Minutes
June 9 Notice Minutes
June 10 Cancelled  
July 8 Cancelled  
July 9 Notice  
Aug. 13 Notice  
Sept. 9 to be rescheduled  
Oct. 14 to be rescheduled  
Nov. 18 to be rescheduled  


2019 Meetings

Jan. 9 Notice Minutes
Jan. 22 Notice Minutes
Feb. 13 Notice Minutes
March 13 Notice Minutes
April 10 Notice Minutes
May 8 Notice Minutes
June 12 Notice Minutes
July 10 Notice Minutes
Sept. 11 Notice Minutes
Oct. 9 Notice Minutes
Nov. 13 Notice Minutes