Applications open for Kingston residents to join municipal boards, committees

Kingston City Hall. Photo by Samantha Butler-Hassan/Kingstonist.

The City of Kingston is seeking informed advice from residents, youth, and business owners in the Limestone City.

“Do you have the know-how to make Kingston a better place?” the City asked in a media release. “Work together with other passionate people in the community alongside members of City Council on a municipal advisory committee, board or commission.”

According to the release, volunteering on a board, committee or commission is an exciting opportunity to share knowledge and make a difference on important issues in the community.

From October 10 to 23, 2023, eligible residents are encouraged to submit applications to serve on the following committees:

  • Appeals Committee
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
  • Fence-Viewers
  • Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation Board
  • Kingston Heritage Properties Committee
  • Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Planning Advisory Committee
  • Kingston and Area Taxi Commission

As previously reported, in August 2023, Kingston City Council approved recommendations to add youth positions to select advisory committees. As a result, people aged 15 to 24 can apply for a youth representative position on the following committees:

  • Arts Advisory Committee
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
  • Housing & Homelessness Advisory Committee
  • Kingston Environment Advisory Forum
  • Kingston Heritage Programs Committee
  • Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Rural Advisory Committee

For more details on each of the boards, committees and working groups above, visit: https://www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/committees-boards/current-openings

The City shared the following eligibility requirements to serve on most committees or boards:

  • 18 years of age or older, a resident/business owner in the City of Kingston and a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • People aged 15-24 may apply for youth positions on select committees

Applications must be submitted before 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, through one of these channels:

  • Online at CityofKingston.ca/Committees
  • By phoning 613-546-0000 to request a paper application. The City will provide a postage-paid envelope to return the application to City Hall
  • In person at City Hall, 216 Ontario St. in the City Clerk’s Department

Anyone with questions about the application process or any of the committees is invited to contact the City Clerk’s Office by email at [email protected], or by phone at 613-546-4291 ext. 1207.

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