The Municipality of Port Hope is seeking representatives from the community to serve on municipal advisory boards and committees to fill several vacant positions.

“The volunteers on our boards and committees are in place to reflect the wants and needs of the community and to provide expertise, talent and guidance to Council,” notes Bob Sanderson, Mayor of the Municipality of Port Hope. “It can be very rewarding to participate in decisions that directly affect residents now and in the future. When our residents are involved in the decision-making process, our community truly benefits.”

Advisory boards, committees and working groups are comprised of volunteers who participate in meetings and provide advice to Council. A volunteer must be a ratepayer or resident of Port Hope, a minimum 18 years of age, and can not be an employee of the Municipality.

Last month, Council adopted a new Committee By-law, which defines the mandate and meeting procedures for the boards and committees. In addition, the terms of reference for each advisory body were refined to align with the objectives within the Strategic Plan.

Interested residents can visit the Boards and Committees page to review the positions available, application criteria, and to apply online.