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, Bruce Howlett, Elaine McHarg, Jan Pezarro, Jennifer Root

Staff Liaison

Donna Powers, Director, Community Relations and Communications



Terms of Reference

Working Group Guidelines

Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Municipal Hall, Raven Room, 750 17th Street

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  


2018 Meetings

Jan. 10 Agenda Minutes
Feb. 14 Agenda Minutes
March 14 Agenda Minutes
April 11 Recheduled  
April 18 Agenda Minutes
May 9 Agenda Minutes
June 13 Agenda Minutes
July 4 Agenda Minutes
July 11 Agenda Minutes
Aug. 8 Cancelled  
Sept. 12 Rescheduled  
Sept. 19 Rescheduled  
Sept. 25 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 10 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 24 Agenda Minutes
Nov. 14 Cancelled  
Dec. 12 Cancelled  


2020 meetings

Jan. 15    
Feb. 12    
March 11    
April 8    
May 13    
June 10    
July 8    
Sept. 9    
Oct. 14    
Nov. 18