How to Apply For a City Committee

The application period for appointments to all City of New Westminster Advisory Committees, Commissions, Boards and Panels for the 2019 term will open on October 29, 2019. We look forward to receiving your applications for 2020 Committee positions as of this date!

Please review thE volunteer committee vacancies prior to applying.


How to Apply for a City of New Westminster Board, Committee, Commission or Panel

Eligibility and Requirements

Application Criteria

  • Applicants must not be employees of the City of New Westminster.
  • Applicants must live in the City of New Westminster.
  • Applicants should be able to serve for the full term of the appointment.

Time Commitment

Time requirements vary among the Committees, however, most meet once a month in the day or evening for two to three hours. Some Committees may meet less frequently. In general, Committees do not meet in July, August or December. View the 2019 Meeting Schedule


As these are volunteer positions, successful candidates serve without remuneration.

Application Process

  • Carefully review the description of the Board, Committee, Commission or Panel, and identify which ones interest you.
  • Download the community member application form. Please be as concise as possible when filling out your application.
  • There is a separate form if you wish to represent an organization. The organization nomination form can also be completed online or downloaded.
  • Attach a resume.
  • Applications should be marked to the attention of the Committee Clerk.
Applications can be submitted via any of the following methods:

Email to: 
Fax to: 604-527-4594
Mail or hand deliver to: Legislative Services (2nd Floor)
511 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9

How Appointments are Made

All appointments are made by City Council in January. Appointments are for one year terms, except where otherwise indicated. Terms are generally from February 1st of one year to January 31st of the next year.

All applicants will receive a letter from Legislative Services once the appointments have been made. View the list of all committee appointments.

*Note: Copies of all applications will be made available to New Westminster City Council, civic staff and any applicable civic agencies (i.e. New Westminster Public Library), for the sole purpose of making appointments and communicating with the Boards, Committees, Commissions and Panels. Your information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for this purpose and for contacting appointed persons with information regarding meetings.

For more information please contact the Legislative Services department at: or 604-527-4523.