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Volunteering on Municipal Boards and Committees is important – are YOU interested?

Thank you for your interest in municipal boards, committees and commissions.

Apply online to serve on a Board or Committee in 5 easy steps:

  1. Confirm your eligibility
  2. Check for opportunities
  3. Complete and submit your application
  4. Undergo the council selection process
  5. Get ready to make a difference!

For more information on eligibility, qualifications, and the selection process, please review the Public Appointment Policy, read through the Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Office of the Municipal Clerk

Your application should be accompanied by any additional information that would assist in making appointments and/or nominations to Halifax Regional Council, such as relevant knowledge or interest and any previous committee experience.  Where applicable please state the membership category you are applying to represent.

The deadline for applications is Monday, November 14, 2016. Apply online, via email, or print off the application form and mail to:

Office of the Municipal Clerk
Halifax City Hall
PO Box 1749, Halifax NS
B3J 3A5

Why do you volunteer?

Ann Merritt is a volunteer with the north west plann advisory committee“I volunteer because I want to help, in some small way, to make my community the best it can be.  I believe this is something everyone should do.  It can be as simple as attending a meeting and expressing your feelings.” – Ann Merritt, North West Planning Advisory Committee





Ratnam Mohan is a volunteer with the Grants Committee“Because I consider it as a great opportunity to get involved and participate in various activities of HRM. For a successful functioning of any Municipality, citizen participation is vital. HRM stands as a platform and greatly encourage and supports its citizens towards this end. Hence, I am encouraged to volunteer on a Board or Committee.” – Ratnam Mohan, Grants Committee




Volunteer opportunities on boards, committees and commissions

For more information on the committees below, please click on the link for each committee.

Active Transportation Advisory Committee positions:
Citizens at large
Youth Representative (ages 18 – 30)

Advisory Committee for Accessibility in HRM

Community Design Advisory Committee positions:
Citizen at large from the Community Design sector
Citizen at large from the Environment sector
Citizen at large from the Regional Centre Land Development/Business sector
Citizen at large from the Social/Cultural sector
Citizen at large from the Public Health sector
Citizen at large

Community Monitoring Committee

Design Review Committee positions:
Landscape Architect
Professional at large
Structural Engineer
Citizens at large

Grants Committee

Halifax Regional Library

Halifax Water Commission

Heritage Advisory Committee

Investment Policy Advisory Committee

Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority

District 7 & 8 Planning Advisory Committee

North West Planning Advisory Committee

Point Pleasant Park Advisory Committee

Port Wallace Public Participation Committee

Regional Watersheds Advisory Board positions:
Citizen from North West Community Council
Citizen from Halifax & West Community Council
Citizen from Harbour East Marine Drive Community Council
Water-related Professional
Academia seat
Representative from NGO’s/Recreation Organizations

Shubenacadie Canal Commission

St. Margaret’s Bay Coastal Planning Advisory Committee

Taxi & Limousine Liaison Group positions:
Taxi Broker
Taxi Driver and Taxi Owner from Halifax Zone
Taxi Driver and Taxi Owner from Dartmouth Zone
Taxi Driver and Taxi Owner from County Zone
Limousine Driver and Limousine Owner
Accessible Taxi Driver and Accessible Taxi Owner
Three Members at large and users of the taxi and/or limousine industry in HRM and who do not have a financial interest in the taxi and limousine industry