Deadline extended for membership to Environment Committee

Applications will be accepted until August 30, 2019

Summary

Residents interested in environmental sustainability will have more time to apply to join the newly-formed Environment Committee. The deadline to submit an application for membership has been extended to August 30, 2019.

Consisting of two members of Council and seven members of the public, the committee's purpose is to offer innovative ideas and provide advice to Council on climate change, green technology, energy efficiency, urban forestry and other topics associated with environmental sustainability in the City of Nanaimo.

Those interested in joining the committee are encouraged to visit the City website to review the terms of reference before submitting an application to Legislative Services.

For more information about the Environment Committee and to download an application form, please visit the City’s website at www.nanaimo.ca/goto/committees.

Link to Strategic Plan: Taking a leadership role and focus on our environmental impact and climate change contributions in our decision making and regional participation.

Key Points

  • The Environment Committee will focus on providing policy direction to meet the objectives under the Environmental Responsibility priority in Council's 2019-2022 Strategic Plan.
  • The term of office for the Environment Committee position is a two year term, ending December 31, 2022 or as directed by Council.
  • Interested residents must submit a completed application form by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019 to the Legislative Services department, 455 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J6 or email Legislative.Servicesoffice@nanaimo.ca.
  • The committee is expected to begin meeting fall 2019.

Quotes

"Extending the deadline will give those residents who are passionate about environmental sustainability, but may have been away on summer holidays during the original application period, the opportunity to apply for the committee."

Director, Legislative Services
City of Nanaimo
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Contact:

Sheila Gurrie
Director, Legislative Services
City of Nanaimo
250-755-4405

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