Hamilton City Council will be appointing members of the public to fill vacancies on various Advisory Committees, each of which has a specific mandate that assists Council in a unique manner. Membership appointments are to coincide with the 2014-2018 term of Council. Most Advisory Committees meet monthly with additional work required between meetings. This is an opportunity to meet new and interesting people, develop your skills and share your talents.

Further information regarding these Advisory Committees (Mandates; Terms of Reference and Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations) is available on the City’s website at www.hamilton.ca. The City is seeking volunteers for the following Advisory Committees:

Advisory Committee for Immigrants and Refugees – Up to 20 Members

Arts Advisory Commission – Up to 8 Members

Committee Against Racism – Up to 15 Members

Food Advisory Committee – Up to 18 Members

Keep Hamilton Clean & Green Committee – Up to 9 Members

Hamilton Aboriginal Advisory Committee – Up to 14 Members

Hamilton Cycling Committee – Up to 15 Members

Hamilton Mundialization Committee – Up to 9 Members

Hamilton Status of Women Committee – Up to 15 Members

Hamilton Veterans Committee – Up to 9 Members

Housing and Homelessness Advisory Committee – Up to 15 Members

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Advisory Committee – No Maximum

Seniors’ Advisory Committee – Up to 9 Members

An Online Application Form and additional information are available on the City’s

website at www.hamilton.ca

Application Forms and additional information are available at the following

locations:

· • On the City’s website at www.hamilton.ca

· • Office of the City Clerk, Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street W., 1st Floor

• At all Municipal Service Centres – for a location nearest you, please call (905) 546-CITY (2489).

An Orientation Open House will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 4:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Hamilton City Hall, 2nd Floor Foyer. The purpose of the Orientation Open House is to outline the scope of the various Advisory Committees, explain the time commitment and any qualifications that may be required. Although attendance at the orientation is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged. Applications may be completed and submitted at the Orientation Open House.

The deadline for submission of all applications is Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. to the Office of the City Clerk or any of the Municipal Service Centres. City Council wishes to ensure that its Advisory Committees reflect the diverse nature of the City of Hamilton’s population including women, persons with disabilities, native persons, and racial and ethnic minorities and encourages all residents to consider these opportunities.

Conflict of interest rules will apply to all citizen members, pursuant to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter M.50, copies of which are available from the Office of the City Clerk.  For further information regarding the appointment of citizens to Hamilton Advisory Committees, please contact:

Denis Farr, Legislative Coordinator

Office of the City Clerk, Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5

Phone: (905) 546-2424 ext. 5987 • E-mail: Denis.Farr@hamilton.ca

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