City of Nanaimo Call for Applications - Board of Variance

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The City of Nanaimo is currently recruiting one member for the Board of Variance. The Board of Variance (BOV) is an independent body established by “Board of Variance Bylaw No. 7213” under Division 15 of the Local Government Act. The Board consists of five members appointed by City Council. The term of office for the Board of Variance position is a three (3) year term.

The BOV can grant variances to: relax zoning regulations, servicing requirements, and tree protection requirements; extend non-conforming uses; and, reconstruct a non-conforming building.

For more information about the Board of Variance including mandate, eligibility requirements, time commitments and how to apply please visit the City’s website at

To apply interested residents need to submit a completed application form to the Legislative Services Department by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020 by:

Mail: Legislative Services, 455 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J6 Email:

Link to Strategic Plan: Supports Governance Excellence to facilitate decision making.

Key Points

  • The term of appointment is for three years.
  • The deadline to submit an application is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020.


"The Board of Variance has an integral role as an independent, legislated body established to grant minor variances. I encourage interested residents to apply for the vacancy."

Director, Legislative Services
City of Nanaimo


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

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