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Apply now for the committees listed below.

School Site Land Acquisition Community Working Group

3 Public Members Required

This working group, with guidance from City staff, will look at best land use based on the values, priorities, objectives, goals and financial constraints of the City of Kingston and will examine the best balance of public and private interests for the neighbourhood and the whole city over the short and long term as well as the feasibility of alternative, creative, and innovative methods of financing land uses.

Skills: This Committee may appeal to individuals who demonstrate a distinct and informed interest in community planning and development (including, but not limited to: the conservation of natural or cultural heritage resources, transportation planning, brownfield remediation, open space planning, economic development, and/or the provision of public and social services), with the selection to represent a variety of stakeholders including residents, business owners and property owners in the area, as well as representatives from local community groups and non-profit organizations.

Composition: 6 public members.

Schedule of Meetings: monthly

Appointment: 1 year term, with the possibility of extending the term until the project is completed.

Recruitment Closes: January 27, 2017


Rural Advisory Committee

1 Public Member Required (1 rural-residential representative)

The Committee represents the interests of Kingston's rural residents, as they relate to residential, agricultural and rural-business matters.  Provides input and advice as required, through Council or a standing committee of Council on issues of interest or impact to the rural community. Reviews and recommends appropriate means and methods of communication, including information sessions, public meetings or other to communicate City information to rural residents and promote two-way communication between rural residents and the City.

Composition: 7 members as follows; two rural residential representatives, two rural agricultural representatives, one rural-business (farm or non-farm) representative and two members of Council.

Schedule of Meetings: quarterly

Appointment: for the term of Council – November 30, 2018

Recruitment Closes: February 3, 2017


Belle Park Working Group

2 Members Required including one First Peoples Representative

Mandate: The Corporation of the City of Kingston owns and operates Belle Park which is an 80 acre park in the core of the City of Kingston. Belle Park includes a 9 hole golf course and a driving range as well as tennis and basketball courts, open park space and pathways along the waterfront. A need for improvement of the golf course's sustainability and service to customers have been identified as concerns and the City is establishing a Working Group for a term of one year, which will be subject to review. This working group will provide advice to staff on matters related to the operations and upgrades to the park as a whole.

Composition:  The composition of the working group is six (6) public members, including one First Peoples Representative.

Meeting Schedule: The Committee meetings will be on a monthly basis and the dates and times are TBD.

Appointment: 1 year

Recruitment Closes: February 3, 2017