How to Apply For a City Committee

We welcome applications all year round for vacancies on the City's Advisory Committees. See below for current vacancies.

For information about the Community Advisory Assembly, please visit Community Advisory Assembly page.

Please select the Apply now! button below for the application form. If you wish to apply using a smart phone or tablet, please download the Better Impact App from the app store.

Please review thE volunteer committee vacancies prior to applying.

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How to Apply for a City of New Westminster Committee, commission, OR BOARD

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, except by special waiver from the Mayor.
  • Applicants should be able to serve for the full term of the appointment.

Time Commitment

Time requirements vary among the Committees, however, most meet every other month in the day or evening for two hours. Some Committees may meet more or less frequently. In general, Committees do not meet in July, August or December. View the current Meeting Schedule



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

*For equity reasons, Indigenous representatives on committees will be offered an honorarium.



  1. Carefully review the description and mandate of the commissions, committees, and boards that interest you.
  2. Complete the application form online or download a paper application form. Please be as concise as possible when filling out your application.
  3. Indicate up to three committees you would like to apply for, in order of preference.
  4. Attach a copy of your resume.
  5. Submit your application.
    • Email your form to 
    • Mail or hand deliver to: Committee Clerk
      Legislative Services (2nd Floor)

      511 Royal Avenue

      New Westminster, BC  V3L 1H9

If you are representing an organization, there is a separate form that must be completed. Complete the application form online or download a paper application form.

You may submit your application either online or in one of the following ways:

Committee Clerk

Legislative Services (2nd Floor)

511 Royal Avenue

New Westminster, BC  V3L 1H9

Please note: Copies of all applications will be made available to New Westminster City Council, City staff, and (if applicable) the New Westminster Public Library, for the sole purpose of making appointments to commissions, committees, and boards, and for contacting successful applicants regarding meetings and other relevant information. Your information is collected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for this purpose.


All applications are reviewed by staff, and appointments are made by City Council in January. Appointments are for two-year terms unless otherwise indicated. Terms are generally from February 1 to January 31.

All appointed applicants will receive a letter from Legislative Services once appointments have been made.

Committee member appointments will endeavour to reflect the diversity of the community and include representation by under-heard voices and equity-seeking communities.

The City will collect data to measure and evaluate its progress on equity, diversity, and inclusion, and will provide appropriate supports to reduce barriers for equity-seeking communities.


QUESTIONS? Contact us

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