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Applying for a Committee or Board

Council usually appoints people to the various committees and boards in the fall. However, you can express your interest by applying at any time. We keep your application on file for the next time a position becomes available. 

Check the qualifications and exceptions before filling out the application form.  

Learn more about our committees and boards.

How to apply

Please review this application information before completing our online form. If you have any questions or would like the form in an alternate format, please Contact Us 

Eligibility criteria 

  • 18 years of age or older, unless applying for a youth representative position open to ages 15-24 
  • a resident or business owner in Kingston 
  • a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada 

Note: A “Permanent Resident” refers to a person who has been given permanent resident status by immigration to Canada but is not a Canadian Citizen. You must have lived in Kingston for at least one year to be eligible. 

Nomination process 

Remember that you can apply any time and we will hold your application until a position opens on the committee or board you are interested in. 

    1. Submit your application using our online form (button below) 
    2. The Nominations Committee reviews all applications and makes recommendations to Council 
    3. Council approves the recommendations 
    4. If your application is approved, you will be contacted by City staff 

Voluntary diversity information

We want our committees and boards to reflect the diversity of Kingston. 

To help us meet this goal, we encourage you to fill out our voluntary diversity questionnaire included in your application. Your personal information will be kept confidential. The Nominations Committee uses this information to help make their appointment recommendations to Council. The Clerk’s Office may also summarize the voluntary diversity data to help us determine if we are meeting our goals with respect to increasing representation from equity deserving groups. 

Contact Us

City of Kingston
City Hall
216 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3
Phone: 613-546-0000
Fax: 613-546-7816

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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