People lined up to vote at city hall earlier this year. Volunteers are being sought to sit on key committees (Submitted)

Chilliwack volunteers are being sought to sit on key committees

Surge in voter turnout could mean interest in advisory committee work

Tempted to sit on a task force or advisory committee?

Volunteer applications are now being sought by City of Chilliwack.

Several community-minded individuals are needed to become Chilliwack’s eyes and ears on a range of key committees, to make recommendations to council, which leads to concrete action on all the crucial files.

Deadline is Dec. 19 to apply.

They are looking for members of:

• Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee

• Design Review Advisory Committee

• Heritage Advisory Committee

• Public Art Advisory Committee

• Public Safety Advisory Committee

• Transportation Advisory Committee

Applications can be downloaded or picked up from City Hall reception (8550 Young Road). Deadline is Dec. 19, 2018 and email to Trish Alsip at or drop off completed applications to City Hall: Trish Alsip – Administration 8550 Young Road Chilliwack, BC V2P 8A4 604.793.2903

Agricultural & Rural Advisory Committee Meetings – 3:30 p.m. on a quarterly basis (may be more frequent at the call of the Chair)

Affordable Housing & Development Advisory Committee Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 a.m.

Public Safety Advisory Committee Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.

Parks and Trails Advisory Committee Meetings are held on a quarterly basis, or more frequently at the call of the Chair.

Transportation Advisory Committee Meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. on a quarterly basis and more or less frequently, as needed, at the call of the Chair.

Design Review Advisory Committee Meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. at the call of the Chair.

Public Art Advisory Committee Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m.

READ MORE: Committees of council chosen

In terms of advisory committee chairs, Mayor Popove announced the chair positions at the inaugural council meeting last month. Mayor Popove retained leadership of the Housing First task force, as well as co-chairing the Chilliwack Healthier Community table, and the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Relations Committee.

Public safety and the Creative Commission will be chaired by Coun. Jason Lum, while the advisory committee looking at affordable housing and development, will be chaired by newly elected Coun. Harv Westeringh.

Coun. Kloot will chair the agriculture and rural advisory committee again, and the design review advisory committee.

Coun. Sue Attrill will be at the helm of the BIA advisory committee, and the public art committee, heritage, and the FVRL.

Coun. Jeff Shields was named chair of the transportation advisory committee, while Coun. Bud Mercer will lead the parks and trails committee.


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