Join a Committee or Board

Volunteering is a great way for residents to get involved, provide input and expertise on important issues, and make a positive contribution to our community. The City is currently accepting applications to fill vacancies on the committees below:

Advisory Design Panel (ADP)

The Advisory Design Panel (ADP) provides independent, professional design advice, from an urban design and architecture perspective, on matters related to the evaluation of the design and construction of buildings and other significant developments within the Municipality to the Planning and Development Services department.

Meeting dates for the Advisory Design Panel have not yet been determined; however, ADP meetings have commonly been held on the third Tuesday of each month from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, and are generally held on an as-needed basis.

The following members are sought for appointment until December 31, 2024:

  • Four (4) members, preferably from the White Rock community, who have demonstrated experience in one or more of the following:
    • Accessible design expertise;
    • The construction industry, or membership in the Urban Development Institute (UDI);
    • Knowledge of the arts and visual arts; and/or,
    • Qualifications in sustainable building/community design.
  • One (1) City of White Rock resident or owner of City property

Board of Variance (BoV)

The Board of Variance (BoV) is considered an independent body and has the power to grant minor variances typically relating to siting, dimensions and size of buildings, where compliance with the Zoning Bylaw would cause undue hardship. The BoV may not vary land use or density.

Meeting dates for the Board of Variance have not yet been determined; however, BoV meetings have commonly been held on the fourth Wednesday of every other month, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, and are generally held on an as-needed basis.

A combination of personal attributes, experience, community association, skills and knowledge will be considered for these positions.

Three (3) members are sought for appointment until December 31, 2025.

Application Process:  

Complete and submit the online Committee Member Application Form. All applicants should include a resume and/or cover letter.

*Application Deadline Extended* Complete applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2023. 

The information submitted will be considered by Council as part of the appointment process. Once the decisions have been made, all applicants will be contacted with respect to their submissions.

Copies of all applications will be made available to White Rock City Council and required staff 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 on committee volunteering, contact the Clerk’s Office at or 604-541-2278.