Each year, Council appoints community members to sit on several Advisory Commissions. The Commissions typically meet once a month, and their role is to offer advice to Council about matters that affect all of us. Council needs your thoughts and your knowledge, so please consider applying to sit on a Commission. You can get an application form at City Hall or the Frank Jameson Community Centre, or by downloading an Application for Appointment to Advisory Body.
The mandate of the Heritage Revitalization Advisory Commission (HRAC) is to consider matters relating to façade improvements or signage in the downtown core as referred by Council, and to administer heritage and revitalization projects undertaken by the Town. The Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Diane Webber at 250. 245.6415.
The mandate of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee (PRCAC) is to assist the Town of Ladysmith Council by providing advice and recommendations on matters referred by Council, providing input supporting and consistent with the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan. The Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee meets monthly September to June or at the call of the chair. For more information, contact Julie Tierney at 250.245.6422.
The mandate of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) is to assist the Town of Ladysmith Council with developing a strategy and implementation plan(s) for control of invasive species in Ladysmith, determining process, schedule, and priority control measures, ensuring alignment with other regional invasive species committee strategies. The Invasive Species Advisory Committee meets quarterly or at the call of the chair. For more information, contact Julie Tierney at 250.245.6422.
Ladysmith currently observes the CVRD invasive species policy, which can be found here.
The mandate of the Advisory Planning Commission (APC) is to review proposals for the design of multi-family residential, commercial and industrial projects and make recommendations to Council. The Advisory Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Diane Webber at 250.245.6415.
The Advisory Design Panel (ADP) meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. to review proposals for the design of multi-family residential, commercial and industrial projects. A background in urban design, planning, development or landscape architecture would be useful. For more information, contact Diane Webber at 250.245.6415.
Council is currently considering an amalgamation of the Economic Develoment Commission and the Environment Commission, given the close connections between the economy and the environment, and the opportunities that exist for growing a sustainable economy while protecting our natural assets. Please check our website for updates.
Please click on the titles of the Commissions and Committees or the links at the top of the page to view minutes and agendas.