Advisory Committees

Advisory Committees

Advisory committees to fulfil a variety of mandates and make recommendations to Council. Most advisory committees include members of the public, as well as members of Council. Volunteering to serve on an Advisory Committee is one of the many ways residents can get involved in their community. Council relies on Advisory Committees to provide recommendations on pertinent issues throughout the municipality, and draws on the expertise of citizen volunteer members. Council invites you to volunteer your time and experience to participate on such committees dealing with issues ranging from heritage buildings to community facilities and local cultural events. To recognize, promote and strengthen the sense of community, diversity and multiculturalism, all residents are encouraged to get involved.

Community Services Advisory Committee

Terms of Reference

Agendas and Minute

The Community Services Advisory Committee (CSAC) acts as an advisory body to Council and the Managing Director of Community Services providing advice and recommendations to Council on parks, recreation, cultural & tourism matters.  Projects and issues of interest may include parks, recreation, culture & tourism master planning, facilities, open space, and trail planning, non-operational policy matters, marketing and promotion initiatives, support of local arts and cultural events and programming for youth adults and seniors, and the Fergus Grand Theatre.  The Township is looking for persons with knowledge and/or interest in minor sports, arts and culture, environmental or landscape planning, special events, etc.  

Heritage Centre Wellington

Terms of Reference

Agendas and Minutes

Heritage Centre Wellington acts as an advisory body to Council and Township staff on matters related to cultural heritage conservation within the Township.  The goals and objectives are to a) identify and help conserve heritage resources of significant aesthetic, historic, scientific, cultural, social, or spiritual importance for past, present and future generations of the Township of Centre Wellington; b) to support and develop a climate of collaborative stewardship of the Township’s cultural heritage assets through conservation programs and consultation with property owners, the community at large, Township staff and members of Council; and c) to increase awareness of the value of responsible stewardship of cultural heritage resources within the Township of Centre Wellington.

Economic Development Task Force

Terms of Reference

Agendas and Minutes

The Economic Development Task Force acts as an advisory body that provides recommendations to Council to take action to establish and maintain an environment (policies, practices, processes, incentives and fees) to enable businesses to prosper, grow and create jobs in Centre Wellington. The purpose of the Task Force is a) to advise Council in developing an overall economic development strategy and implementation plan, for the long term economic sustainability of the community; b) monitor and advise on the implementation of the economic development strategic plan; c) advising Council on the coordination of economic development strategies and initiatives with other regional organizations; d) seek additional partnerships, where appropriate, with other community and regional groups and organizations to further economic development opportunities in the Township; e) advising Council on marketing strategies to attract jobs, investment and promote local business opportunities and employment; f) advise on behalf of the business community regarding policies which may be seen as beneficial or detrimental to business attraction and retention, and to advise on behalf of economic development in the community; g) help businesses to navigate government processes and requirements; h) leverage our relationship with Wellington County to optimize economic growth in Centre Wellington while contributing to the County economic development strategy.

Healthy Growth Advisory Committee

Terms of Reference

Agenda and Minutes

The Healthy Growth Advisory Committee acts as an advisory body to Council providing recommendations to Council on strategies and policies to proactively advance a smart and balanced approach to growth that protects and showcases Centre Wellington’s unique natural environment, heritage features and small town feel. The goals and objectives are to a) advise Council in developing overall growth strategies, policies and practices that contribute to long-term quality of life within Centre Wellington; b) monitor, advise and steer Township growth-related projects and initiatives (e.g. Official Plan revisions, Growth Management Strategy updates, Urban Design Guidelines, Development Manual), recommendations and/or implementation plans from approved Master Plans; c) seek and develop community partnerships to ensure a coordinated and community-focused approach to healthy growth; d) liaise with the development community to effectively communicate preferred growth approaches and strategies and facilitate discussions between community groups and the development community and e) work with the Township Communications Coordinator to communicate with the public on growth related issues/opportunities.

Please consult our schedule of meetings for the dates of Advisory Committee Meetings and Committee of the Whole and Council meetings.

Who is Eligible?

Township of Centre Wellington property owners and/or residents, who are at least 18 years of age (unless it is a youth appointment) are eligible to apply. Specific Advisory Committees may require additional qualifications.

Selection Process

Most committees are appointed for a term concurrent with Council. Therefore, soon after the Municipal Election, the Municipal Clerk will advertise for appointments to Advisory Committees. However, occasionally throughout the year, there are vacancies to be filled and interested persons are encouraged to complete and submit an application.  Council will appoint qualified applicants to vacancies based on the application as submitted. All applicants will be notified of the final decision.

Contact Us

Devlin Schellenberger
Legislative Coordinator
1 MacDonald Square, Elora ON N0B 1S0
Devlin Schellenberger: 519.846.9691 x257
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