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Boards & Committees Applications
City Council will be considering citizen appointments to various boards and committees of City Council as listed hereunder:
Should any person be interested in becoming involved on a particular committee, application forms are available below or can be picked up at and returned to the City Clerk's Office, Second Floor, City Hall, 410 - 9th Street, NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 10, 2017.
Further information on the duties and activities of the Boards and Committees of City Council can be obtained by calling 204-729-2296.
All applications shall be considered by City Council in its selection process, and such appointments shall be final.
Planning Commission Application Form (416 KB)
City of Brandon Municipal Grant Applications
Not-for-Profit Organizations wishing to be considered for a grant in the upcoming year are asked to complete a Grants Request Application form and forward same along with the required financial documents to the City Clerk's Office by no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 30th, or as advertised each year. Please note, applications will not be accepted in lieu of municipal taxes or capital investments.
Additional information may be accessed by contacting the Grants Review Secretary at 204-729-2296 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please select a committee or board.
Based on a community report (Full report 2012 -link) the Age Friendly Committee of Council was established in June 2013 by a motion of council, with its inaugural meeting held on August 27, 2013.
The purpose of the Age Friendly Committee is to:
Drawing on the World Health Organization’s definition (WHO, 2007), an age-friendly community is seen as one that provides supports and opportunities in eight domains:
For more information:
Terms of Reference (309.05 KB) Age Friendly Community Needs Assessment (1.35 MB) Age Friendly ManitobaWorld Health Organization Age Friendly Report Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat
Establishment and Purpose of the Committee:
The Assiniboine Hills Conservation District is a group of municipalities working in partnership with the Province of Manitoba to ensure that water and soil management issues in the watershed within their municipalities are dealt with in a sustainable manner. The District is comprised of the Little Souris Sub-District and the Epinette/Willow Creek Sub-District.
Membership and Term of Office:
The following related appointments have staggered terms of office and representation as shown:
The sub-district meetings are held approximately every four (4) months with the Little Souris Sub-District meetings held in Wawanesa and the Epinette/Willow Creek Sub-District meetings held in Glenboro.
The Purpose and Role of this Committee:
This Council Committee was originally established by motion of Council in 1992 and further defined in the Organizational By-law of the City of Brandon. The purpose and role of this committee is as follows:
This Committee is comprised of the Mayor and three (3) members of Council appointed annually. The City Manager and the City Treasurer also sit on this committee as resource persons. Meetings are held quarterly at 3:00 p.m. at City Hall.
Establishment and Purpose of the Board:
The Brandon Urban Aboriginal Peoples’ Council was established at the December 13th, 2010 meeting of Council. City Council may refer to the Aboriginal Council for its consideration and advice, and the Aboriginal Council may on its own initiative consider and advise City Council on any matter relating to issues of concern to Aboriginal people, including:
The Brandon Urban Aboriginal Peoples’ Council is comprised of two (2) members of Council, four (4) citizen members, two of which are required to be self-declared aboriginals and one representative from each of the following organizations: the Brandon Friendship Centre, Manitoba Metis Federation, Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council, Prairie Mountain Health, Brandon University, Assiniboine Community College, and the Brandon School Division. Meetings of this Council are held monthly.
For more information visit:
Please note that these third-party websites are not representational of the City of Brandon.
Learn more about Brandon Urban Aboriginal People's Council at www.buapc.ca
The Brandon & Area Planning District was established by Provincial Order-in-Council in accordance with Part III of The Planning Act and is considered under Provincial law to be a body corporate similar to that of a municipal corporation. The boundaries of the district include the areas of the City of Brandon, the R.M. of Cornwallis and the R.M. of Elton.
Under the provisions of this legislation, the District Board was named the governing body appointed to exercise the powers granted to the district and is responsible for the preparation, adoption, administration and enforcement of the District Development Plan. In addition, it is responsible for the administration and enforcement of:
Under the provisions of the Order-in-Council establishing the Planning District, a total of nine (9) members are to be appointed to the Board. Each of the municipalities involved in the affairs of the Planning District is required to appoint three (3) members of its Council to sit on the Board.
This Committee meets once per month on the 1st Thursday of every month at 1:30 P.M., with an optional meeting on the 3rd Thursday of every month if necessary.
The Purpose and Role of this Board:
Also known as Renaissance Brandon, the purpose of this board is to conduct activities related to downtown business development such as the ownership of property, granting of loans, establishment of incentive programs, and retention of proceeds from investments. Further, the organization is to create unique partnerships between the public and private sectors that bring renewal and energy to downtown. The Renaissance District is defined as 6th Street westward to 13th Street & Pacific Avenue southward to Lorne Avenue as an area containing a cornucopia of buildings from newly built and renovated to those nearing the point of no return.
In accordance with the Brandon Downtown Development Corporation’s Organizational By-law, its Board is to be comprised of ten (10) Directors, two (2) of whom shall be the Mayor and Rosser Ward Councillor and eight (8) citizen members. The City Manager and Director of Economic Development sit as ex-officio members. The Council appointments to this board are made every two years at the organizational meeting of the Council held in November. Citizen appointments are made annually in May with alternating two year terms for the purpose of continuity. The Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m.
The Board was first established as a General Museum Advisory Committee on March 19, 2007 to prepare a plan for the formation of a general museum that would include an evaluation of potential sites, estimate of capital costs, identification of funding sources and a detailed plan for the ongoing operation of the museum, as well as an assessment of the possibility of including within the museum, a community archives. The committee became incorporated as the Brandon General Museum and Archives Inc. in July 2009 and has as its mandate authority to collect, conserve, study, exhibit and interpret historic and heritage materials relating to the City of Brandon, and its place within the history of Southwestern Manitoba.
The Board is comprised of three (3) Councillors and nine (9) citizen members. The Council appointments to this board are made annually at the organizational meeting of the Council held in November of each year. Citizen members of the Committee are appointed annually by resolution of Council for a two year term. For the purpose of continuity the citizen member’s terms alternate with 6 member’s terms expiring on December 31st of one year and 3 member’s terms expiring on December 31st of the following year. Members are eligible for reappointment upon the expiration of their term of office. The committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Civic Administrative Building.
Brandon General Museum & Archives Board, the meetings are held at the Brandon General Museum & Archives at 19-9th Street
Under the provisions of Provincial and City legislation, City Council established this committee for the purpose of considering applications and making recommendations to City Council respecting the:
designation of heritage buildings, structures and lands as Municipal Heritage Sites; and the demolition, preservation, alteration or renovation of those buildings, structures and lands under the terms of the Heritage Resources Act, in order to provide for the conservation and preservation of buildings, structures and lands of a local architectural and historical interest.
Pursuant to Organizational By-law No. 6650 and Brandon Heritage Conservation By-law No. 6644, the Brandon Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee shall consist of the following members, to be appointed by resolution of Council:
The appointed members of City Council are appointed annually at the organizational meeting of the Council held in November of each year, while the remaining members shall be appointed for a two year term commencing on the 1st day of January in the year in which such appointments are made.
Manitoba municipalities which run a police service are required to have a police board in place, in accordance with the Province of Manitoba’s Police Services Act. The requirement for such boards was mandated by the Provincial Government to improve overall accountability and transparency within municipal police services across Manitoba.
As per the provincial legislation, the board will be required to meet a minimum of four times a year and will act as the general overseer of the Brandon Police Service, though it will not interfere with the Service’s day-to-day operations. Among the board’s responsibilities will be the hiring of future police chiefs and working with the Brandon Police Service to set its annual budgets.
The purpose and role of this Committee is as follows:
This Committee is comprised of three Councillors, and two additional Councillors who shall act as alternate members for the purpose of hearing any appeal, when necessary, in the absence of any member.
Members of the Committee, including the alternate members, are appointed annually by resolution of Council for a one year term. Members are eligible for reappointment upon the expiration of their term of office. Council appoints a Chairman and Acting Chairman at the time of making its appointment.
Any member of the Brandon & Area Planning District Board is ineligible for appointment to this Committee.
Meetings are held as needed.
City Council, at its meeting held November 4th, 1985, established the Grants Review Committee to:
Organizations requesting grants must meet the following criteria:
The Grants Review Committee was established by Motion No. 1127 which requires its membership to be comprised of three (3) members of City Council to be appointed annually.
Grant Applications are available on May 1st and maybe submitted until June 30th. The Grants Review Committee reviews applications in the fall of each year prior to a recommendation being brought forward to council for approval. Applicants may be interviewed during this time. Final approval is issued following final approval of the year's Financial Plan.
At the annual joint meeting between the City of Brandon and the Brandon School Division Board of Trustees held on January 4th, 2006, it was agreed that a Joint Task Force would be formed.
This Task Force was established to resolve common issues between the City of Brandon and the Brandon School Division.
The Task Force is comprised of three members of Council and three members of the Brandon School Division. The appointed members of City Council are appointed annually at the organizational meeting of the Council held in November of each year. The Joint Task Force meets monthly with the location alternating between the Brandon School Division and City Hall.
Under Provincial and City legislation, the Keystone Centre was incorporated on December 23rd 1971 in accordance with an agreement entered into by the Province, the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba and the City of Brandon. The purpose of the Board of Directors is to manage and operate the community recreational and agricultural complex in the best interest of South-Western Manitoba.
Council representation to the Keystone Centre Board of Directors is comprised of two members of Council. The Board also has representation from the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba, the Province of Manitoba, and members from the community at large. The appointed members of City Council are appointed annually at the organizational meeting of the Council held in November of each year.
The board meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
This council committee was originally established in November of 1983 at the time City Council was making its annual appointments to various committees, boards and commissions. The purpose and role of this committee is:
The Personnel Committee is comprised of the Mayor, three (3) members of City Council, and the City Manager (mandatory) which are appointed annually.
Meetings of the Personnel Committee are called by the head of Human Resources and are held as the need arises with approximately 6 being held each year. These meetings are held at 3:30 p.m.
Membership and Terms of Office:
This Committee of Council was established pursuant to Section 83(1) of The Municipal Act to monitor and report to Council on the various aspects of the poverty problem in Brandon including:
The Committee is comprised of three (3) members of Council and three (3) citizen members. The Council appointments to this committee are made annually at the organizational meeting of the Council held in November of each year. Citizen members of the Committee are appointed annually by resolution of Council for a one year term expiring December 31st. Members are eligible for reappointment upon the expiration of their term of office. The committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month (excluding July and August) at 4:45 p.m. in the Civic Administrative Building.
Request to address the poverty committee of City Council (74 KB)
The Taxi Appeal Committee was established as part of the Taxi By-Law so that any person aggrieved by any decision or action of the Finance Department or Brandon Police Service to refuse to issue, renew, suspend or cancel a business License Certificate or a Taxi Driver’s Permit may appeal to the Taxi Appeal Committee.
Upon hearing an appeal, the Committee may:
The committee is comprised of three Councillors and two alternate Councillors. Appointments to this committee are made annually. Meetings are held when the need arises.
The Board of Governors was established under Provincial and City legislation at the time when the Brandon Centennial Auditorium was created as an incorporated body. Its purpose is to operate and maintain the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium.
The Letters Patent (Oct. 12/73) require the Board to be comprised of seven (7) members of which:
All members on the Board must be residents of Manitoba and at least one member must reside outside the City of Brandon. Meetings are held at 12:00 Noon on the last Wednesday of each month except July and August.
It has been the practice of Council to make its appointments to the Board on an annual basis.
The purpose of this Board is to govern, supervise, control and manage the regional library, including the establishment of rules and regulations and the preparation of a budget.
In accordance with the Public Libraries Act, each municipality which is a party to the agreement establishing the regional Library shall appoint two (2), or not more than three (3), members to the Board with one of the appointees to be a member of Council.
Appointments shall be made at the first meeting of Council each year with Council members being appointed for a one (1) year term and citizen appointments for a two (2) year term.
The Board of the WMRL meets 9 times a year on the 3rd Wednesday of the month; no meetings are scheduled for the months of July, August, or December. The meetings are held in the evening with start times of either 6:30 pm (winter months) or 7:30 pm. The meetings rotate between the branches with five meetings held in Brandon and one meeting held in each of Carberry, Neepawa, Glenboro, and Hartney.
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