Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteerism supports community engagement with respect to various topics and key issues in the City of White Rock. The City is calling for volunteers to serve the following Committees (mandate available for review at or in the Administration Department at White Rock City Hall):

Advisory Design Panel (ADP) (2 members to fill “resident” positions)
The ADP will advise Council regarding design quality with respect to the built environment of the City, and specifically, to provide comments and suggestions for improving the design quality of development permit and duplex applications for new and redevelopment projects in White Rock.

Cultural Advisory Committee (CAC) (up to 13 members)
The CAC will collaborate with stakeholders in the community with a view of implementing the strategic plan to make the arts a mainstay of the City’s economic base and advance arts and culture in White Rock.

Economic Investment Committee (EIC) (up to 13 members)
The EIC will advise City Council and staff with respect to economic investment matters in the City.

Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) (up to 7 members)
The EAC will advise City Council and staff with respect to environmental matters that have been directly referred to the Committee by Council and/or the Chief Administrative Officer.

Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) (up to 13 members)
The PAAC will advise Council with respect to the implementation of public art policies and projects for the City of White Rock.

Eligibility and Requirements

Application Criteria

  • Applicants must not be employees of the City of White Rock.
  • Applicants who live in the City of White Rock will be considered first (unless otherwise noted in the terms of reference).
  • Applicants should be able to serve for the full term of the appointment. A full term consists of one year, unless otherwise noted in the terms of reference.

Time Commitment
Time requirements vary among the committees. Most committees, however, meet once a month in the day or evening for no more than two hours. Some committees may meet less frequently. In general, committees do not meet in July, August or December.

As these are volunteer positions successful candidates serve without remuneration.

Application Process

  • Carefully review the mandate for each select committee and task force and identify which ones interest you.
  • Complete the application form available online at, under the City’s

Administration Department.

  • All applications should include a resume or cover letter.
  • Applications should be marked to the attention of the City Clerk.

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.

Applications can be submitted via any of the following methods:
Complete applications are due by Friday, November 20, 2015.

  • Fax to: 604.541.9348
  • Email to:
  • Mail or hand delivered to:
    Clerks Department, City of White Rock
    15322 Buena Vista Avenue
    White Rock BC V4B 1Y6

How Appointments are made
All appointments are made by City Council in December. Appointments are for one year terms unless otherwise indicated by Council. Terms are generally from January 1 to December 31.

All applicants will receive a letter advising of Council’s decision once the appointments have been made.
*Note: Copies of all applications will be 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 please contact the Clerk’s Office at or 604.541.2127.