Current Citizen Member Vacancies 


Applications are now being accepted for membership on following City of Brantford Boards and Committees:

General Qualifications

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and preference will be given to the appointment of persons who are the owner or tenant of land or the spouse of said owner or tenant in the City of Brantford.

Name Number of Vacancies and Term of Office Mandate of Committee & Skill Sets Date, Time & Location of Meetings
Brant, Brantford & Six Nations Impaired & Distracted Driving Advisory Committee 1 vacancy for a term to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
To give advice and recommend initiatives to Council that will reduce the incidence of impaired & distracted driving, help foster a social attitude that regard impaired & distracted driving as unacceptable conduct and enhance public awareness of the dangers involved.
Skill Set
Citizens interested in participating to help the community with initiatives regarding distracted and impaired driving.
2nd Thursday of month; 12 Noon; City Hall
Brantford Airport Board 2 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
To give advice and guidance to Council regarding strategic direction, practices and procedures and Business Plan for Brantford Airport.
Skill Set
Familiarity with facility operations and capital / operating budgets and an understanding of aviation trends would be an asset.
Experience in marketing, real estate and/or site development would be beneficial.
Be free of possible conflicts of interest.
2nd Monday of month; 12:15 p.m.; Brantford Airport.
Brantford Accessibility Advisory Committee 4 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
To assist Council in improving opportunities for persons of all abilities, by promoting the implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).
Skill Set
Familiarity with accessibility issues and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Has experience of living with a disability or assisting a person with a disability.
Interest in creating a universally accessible Brantford.
Familiar with the operations of a municipal government and the needs of users of municipal services.
1st Thursday of month; 12 Noon; Wayne Gretzky Sports Complex, Tournament Room
Brantford Cultural Advisory Committee 2 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2020. Mandate
To give advice to Council on maximization of accessibility of arts, cultural and heritage, encourage growth, development and cooperative approach to further arts, culture and heritage in Brantford
Skill Set
Interest in the arts, but not affiliated with a specific arts organization in the community.
Background in arts or cultural management, or related business experience in cultural industry.
Fundraising, communication and event planning skills would be an asset.
2nd Wednesday of month; 3:30 p.m.; Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre, 399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway
Brantford Heritage Committee 4 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
To advise Council on all matters relating to the administration of the Ontario Heritage Act including promoting heritage, educating community and providing advice as to how the conversation of heritage features may be achieved.
Skill Set
Knowledge/interest in local history, historical research and writing.
Expertise in architecture, buildings, structures and landscapes.
Understanding conservation and restoration methods and skills.
Knowledge of municipal procedure, planning policies legal issues and legislation.
4th Tuesday of month; 6:15 p.m.; City Hall
Brownfields Community Advisory Committee 3 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
To provide advice to Council on policies and major initiatives relating to Brownfield matters.
Skill Set
Have an interest in environmental issues, including soil and water contamination, urban pollution and environmental sustainability.
Have an interest in economic development and financial incentives to promote neighbourhood revitalization through the remediation of brownfield sites.
Have an interest in reading technical documents regarding environmental conditions and remediation technology.
Have an interest in public education on brownfield issues.
2nd Thursday of month; 5:15 p.m.; City Hall
Control of Vicious Dogs Committee 2 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
To hear and decide appeals from orders to muzzle and leash dogs as defined in the City’s Animal Control By-law.
Skill Set
Good listening skills, ability to deal with emotionally confrontational situations.
Ability to render fair and unbiased decision based on the facts presented during the Appeal.
An understanding of dog behavior is an asset.
Meets as Required (Call of the Chair); City Hall
Cultural & Built Heritage Grant Programme Advisory Committee 1 vacancy for a term to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
Provide advice and recommendation on grant allocations for not-for-profit organizations based on application materials and eligibility criteria.
Skill Set
Knowledge of local arts, culture and heritage
Ability to review all materials and established criteria to make decisions on grant allocations.
To be determined; City Hall
Economic Development Advisory Committee 4 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
To give advice and guidance to Council on policies and procedures that foster and advance economic and business opportunities in the City and such matter as may be referred to the Advisory Committee from time to time by Council or staff of the Economic Development and Tourism Department.
Act as a Planning Advisory Committee to review and make comment on zoning and Official Plan applications.
Skill Set
Have organizational ability and good written and verbal communication skills.
Have good business contacts within Brantford / County of Brant and beyond.
Should be interested in what the Committee can do to further the economic development in Brantford.
Should be able to represent the interests, concerns and attitudes of community businesses Be without conflict of interest.
4th Wednesday of month; 12:00 Noon; Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre, 399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway.
Environmental Policy Advisory Committee 4 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
To give recommendations and advice to Council on environmental issues.
Skill Set
Awareness and interest in environmental matters.
Knowledge in developing comprehensive sustainability plans, detailed strategies, action plans, and priorities, preferably with experience in a Municipal setting.
Availability to attend Committee and Sub-Committee meetings.
4th Thursday of month; 5:30 p.m. City Hall.
Grand River Conservation Authority Up to 2 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2018. Mandate
The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) manages water and other natural resources on behalf of 39 municipalities and close to one million residents of the Grand River watershed. The watershed is the largest in southern Ontario. The Grand flows from Dufferin County in the north to Lake Erie in the south and the watershed also includes four major tributaries: the Speed, Eramosa, Nith and Conestogo Rivers, as well as many streams.
GRCA delivers programs to reduce flooding, improve water quality, protect environmentally important areas, provide recreational opportunities and promote environmental stewardship in urban and rural areas. It is incorporated under the Conservation Authorities Act and is one of 36 conservation authorities in the province. The GRCA is a member of Conservation Ontario.
A 26-member board of directors, appointed by the member municipalities, provides direction to the staff. About one-third of GRCA’s funding comes from the municipalities and about 10 per cent from the Ontario government. The remainder is self-generated revenue from park and camping fees, hydroelectricity generation, fees for service and other sources.
Skill Set
Municipal appointees form the board of directors of Grand River Conservation Authority, which is broader public sector, non-share, Ontario corporation. The directors should have experience in the municipal sector, including an understanding of governance, business processes and rules of order. Familiarity with applicable legislation (Conservation Authorities Act, Municipal Act, etc.) is an asset.
The Board of Directors meets monthly, generally on the 4th Friday of the month. Directors may also sit on sub-committees that meet periodically, at the call of the Chair.
Directors are paid a per-diem for time spent on business of the Conservation Authority and are reimbursed for travel to board meetings.
Property Standards Committee 1 vacancy for a term to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
Acts as an appeal Board for property standards orders issued pursuant to the provisions of the Building Code Act.
Skill Set
Members should have some building and/or renovation knowledge and some understanding of legal processes.
Demonstrate decision-making and communication skills to facilitate an open and fair hearing process. Interviews with Nominating Committee may be required.
Meets as Required (Call of the Chair); 5:00 p.m.; City Hall
Tourism Advisory Committee 3 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
To provide advice and recommendations to Council with respect to the following matters:
- Policies and practices relating to the promotion of tourism in Brantford;
- Plans for marketing the municipality as a tourism destination;
- Such other matters as may be referred to the Advisory Committee from time to time from Council or staff or the Economic Development and Tourism Department.
Skill Set
Knowledge of local community and economy coupled with an appreciation of the surrounding geography is important.
Strong business experience, practical knowledge of effective marketing and communications; compassion for making Brantford a better community, and willingness to serve through attendance at regular meetings and on working groups/task forces as required.
4th Tuesday of month; 11:45 a.m.; Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre, 399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway.
Specific Qualifications

Information Sessions

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the following Information Session to learn more about the Board/Advisory Committee’s role, composition, qualifications, meeting dates and times, and to have the opportunity to ask questions before applying for membership:

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

The Information Sessions run approximately 1 hour in length and are held in the Council Chambers, Brantford City Hall, which is wheelchair accessible. Other reasonable disability-related accommodations can be made for those requesting such accommodation of the City Clerk’s Department by contacting Virginia Kershaw, Council and Committee Services Co-ordinator at (519) 759-4150 ext. 5718 in advance of the Session.

Application Forms and Deadlines

Application forms and list of required skill sets for each Board/Advisory Committee are available in the City Clerk’s Department, Brantford City Hall during regular business hours, on the City’s website at (under the Your Government Tab, click on Council & Committees and then Citizen Committees.) and at the two Information Sessions provided by the City.

Completed applications must be returned no later than 4:30 p.m. on November 7, 2016 to:

Lori Wolfe, City Clerk
City of Brantford
100 Wellington Square
P.O. Box 818
Brantford, ON N3T 5R7

(519) 759-7840 (fax) (e-mail)

City Council wishes to ensure that its Boards and Advisory Committees reflect the diverse nature of Brantford’s population and invites all residents to consider these opportunities.