Committees & Boards

Saanich has many committees and boards, most of which advise Council. There are three primary types of committees (standing, select and advisory) that the Mayor or the Mayor and Council may establish. There are also statutory boards and authorities that senior levels of government establish.

2016-council-committee-list-appointments_1.pdf [PDF - 47 KB]

Municipal Appointments to Advisory Committees

If you would like to serve your community, apply to sit on one of our committees in areas like:

  • arts and heritage
  • transportation and pedestrian mobility
  • environment and urban forestry
  • parks and recreation

You can apply in the fall when we advertise for new members. Please complete an  Application for Appointment [PDF - 504 KB] at that time.

Types of Committees

Advisory Committees

  • Council establishes them
  • Most include one Council member as Chair

Standing Committees

  • The Mayor establishes them for special purposes
  • The Mayor appoints all the members of a standing committee
  • At least half are Council members
  • The Finance, Audit and Personnel Committee is the only existing Standing Committee

Statutory Boards and Authorities

  • Created through provincial and federal legislation
  • Each board and authority has a unique function within the municipal framework

Technical Committees

  • Administrative
  • Deal with specific technical matters
  • May include a Council member as Chair or liaison