Invitations to join Saanich 2017 Municipal Advisory Committees, Foundation, Boards

The District of Saanich is accepting applications from residents wishing to be involved in local government by sitting as a member of an advisory committee or Foundation. Appointments effective 2017 are made by the Municipal Council and are generally for a one year term. If you would like to serve your community in areas such as arts and heritage, transportation and pedestrian mobility, the environment and urban forestry, or parks and recreation, we encourage you to apply.

Advisory Committees

The Council Advisory Committees and Foundation listed below deal with a wide range of municipal issues. Most meet on a monthly basis, except in July, August and December. The terms of reference for each committee are available online at, or by contacting the Legislative Division at 250-475-1775.

  • Advisory Design Panel Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility Environment and Natural Areas
  • Healthy Saanich Parks, Trails and Recreation
  • Planning, Transportation and Economic
  • Development
  • Saanich Heritage Foundation
  • (registered, non-profit organization)

Commissions And Boards

 The District of Saanich also appoints residents to a limited number of other commissions and boards on which local representation is sought. For 2017, appointments will be made to the following organizations. For more information on these organizations, email the Administrative Assistant to the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer, or tel. 250-475-5510.

  • Cemetery Trustees of Greater Victoria
  • (Royal Oak Burial Park) (one – 3 year term)
  • Greater Victoria Library Board (three – 2 year terms)
  • VI Regional Correctional Centre Community
  • Advisory Board (one – 1 year term)
  • Victoria Family Court Committee (one – 1 year term)

Peninsula Agricultural Commission

This committee serves various municipalities on matters involving agriculture, and to facilitate the development of programs for implementation of the Saanich Peninsula Agricultural Strategy objectives. Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy. The terms of reference can be found at For more information, contact Isobel Hoffmann, Secretary at 250-475-1775.

Saanich Heritage Foundation

This foundation is a registered non-profit society that promotes the preservation, maintenance and restoration of buildings, structures and land located in the Municipality of Saanich which have been designated as Municipal Heritage Sites by the Municipal Council. Applications are being accepted to fill nine (9) vacancies. The terms of reference can be found at For more information, email Shirley Leggett, Secretary at 250-475-1775.

HOW TO APPLY: Saanich residents interested in being considered for an appointment must complete an Application for Appointment available online at or by contacting the Legislative Division at 250-475-1775. Please Note: Unless you wish to do so, it is not necessary to request appointment to a specific committee—simply outline your area(s) of interest on the application form.

Application Deadline: 4:30 Pm, Monday, November 7, 2016

Submit to the:
Legislative Division
District of Saanich
770 Vernon Avenue
Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7, or by e-mail.

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