Current Committee Openings
Kingston Access Services Board of Directors
3 Public Members Required
Kingston Access Services (KAS) is a charitable non-profit organization, under the laws of the Province of Ontario. It is funded by the City of Kingston, passenger revenue, and donations. KAS oversees the operations of the Kingston Access Bus (KAB), and the Kingston Area Patient Shuttle (KAPS).
The Board as a group and as individuals provides strategic advice and direction to Kingston Access Services. This includes: Monitoring operations for delivery of efficient services for its passengers; proactive planning for future initiatives and requirements; setting direction and establishing policies to maintain and promote continuous improvement in providing specialized public transit within KAS service territory; approving an annual budget designed to achieve KAS objectives.
Skills: The Board of Directors is looking for community leaders, in particular those with experience in either: finance/accounting, human resources, healthcare, or working with those with disabilities/elderly. Experience in governance and strategic planning are also beneficial. Previous experience on Boards would be deemed an asset.
Composition: 11 members. All directors are elected by Kingston Access Services Board of Directors.
Term of Appointment: June 2020
Meeting schedule: Fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:15pm at 751 Dalton Avenue, Kingston (KAS offices).
Central Kingston Growth and Infill Strategy Community Working Group
6 Public Members Required
The role of the Central Kingston Growth and Infill Strategy Community Working Group is to contribute towards the development of the Central Kingston Growth and Infill Strategy. Members will provide feedback on the study process, ensure inclusive community consultation, advise the City of relevant community issues, and be ambassadors for the project.
Skills: This committee may appeal to individuals who demonstrate an informed interest in planning and development including, but not limited to: land use planning, growth management, the conservation of cultural heritage resources, transportation planning, and/or economic development, with the selection to represent a variety of stakeholders including residents, business owners and property owners in the area, as well as representatives from community groups and local agencies.
Composition: 6 public members; 4 technical representatives and 2 members of Council.
Schedule of Meetings: It is anticipated that four to six working group sessions will be held over the course of a twelve to eighteen month period.
Appointment: 18 months.
Planning Advisory Working Group
8 Public Members Required
The Planning Advisory Working Group will provide an opportunity for resident perspectives on planning matters. The Planning Advisory Working Group will provide advice to the Planning Committee through staff with respect to land use planning matters that include, but are not limited to:
- City-initiated amendments to the Official Plan and/or Zoning By-Law(s) with broad application to the City;
- Legislated updates to the Official Plan, together with any updates of the major studies that support Official Plan updates (i.e. Employment Land Review, Commercial Land Review);
- Planning Act reform, updates to the Provincial Policy Statement and/or other proposed land use policy changes/legislation or initiatives introduced by the Province that affect planning matters in the City; and
- Major City-initiated land use planning projects.
The Planning Advisory Working Group may consider and provide advice on similar broad land use planning matters generally affecting the City as may be directed by City Council, the Planning Committee and/or the Director of Planning, Building and Licensing Services.
Skills: This working group may appeal to individuals who demonstrate an informed interest in planning and development, including but not limited to: planning legislation, land use planning, growth management, the conservation of natural or cultural heritage resources, transportation planning, brownfields remediation, open space planning, economic development, and/or the provision of public and social services.
Composition: 8 public members who represent the following areas or interests:
- One representative of the rural area;
- One representative of the Kingston West urban area;
- One representative of the Kingston Central urban area;
- One representative of the Kingston East urban area;
- One representative of the First Peoples;
- One representative of the institutional community;
- One representative of Kingston Economic Development; and
- One representative of the business community.
Schedule of Meetings: Meetings to be scheduled quarterly, with no less than two meetings held per year. Additional meetings may be held if needed at the call of the Chair.
Appointment: Term of Council, expiring November 30, 2018.