Public Appointment Policy

The Public Appointment Policy guides the application and appointment process for municipal boards, committees, and commissions.

Its two main functions are:

  • To provide a guide to Council and staff to ensure consistency, integrity and fairness in the appointment process
  • To provide information about how the process works for residents

These boards, committees, and commissions are groups consisting of Councillors, residents, and industry representatives that provide advice and recommendations to Regional Council, community council, or standing committees on certain matters. Each has a specific area of focus and terms of reference that guide the work it does.

Written in 2011, the current Public Appointment Policy is in need of revision. We have already gathered feedback from our volunteers, and would like to hear from the public about how they view and process and policy. Your feedback will help to shape the revised policy.

The Public Appointment Policy guides the application and appointment process for municipal boards, committees, and commissions.

Its two main functions are:

  • To provide a guide to Council and staff to ensure consistency, integrity and fairness in the appointment process
  • To provide information about how the process works for residents

These boards, committees, and commissions are groups consisting of Councillors, residents, and industry representatives that provide advice and recommendations to Regional Council, community council, or standing committees on certain matters. Each has a specific area of focus and terms of reference that guide the work it does.

Written in 2011, the current Public Appointment Policy is in need of revision. We have already gathered feedback from our volunteers, and would like to hear from the public about how they view and process and policy. Your feedback will help to shape the revised policy.

  • CLOSED: This survey has closed. Thank you to those that provided feedback. Your responses will help to shape the revised Public Appointment Policy.

    We invite you to fill out our online survey for the Public Appointment Policy Review.

    The Public Appointment Policy serves as a guide for citizen appointments to municipal boards, committees, and commissions.

    Your feedback will be used to shape a new and improved policy that centers around the applicant resident experience.

    The survey consists of 6 questions that should take about 2-5 minutes to complete. We greatly appreciate your time and input as we work to enhance this policy for all!

    In accordance with Section 485 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), any personal

    We invite you to fill out our online survey for the Public Appointment Policy Review.

    The Public Appointment Policy serves as a guide for citizen appointments to municipal boards, committees, and commissions.

    Your feedback will be used to shape a new and improved policy that centers around the applicant resident experience.

    The survey consists of 6 questions that should take about 2-5 minutes to complete. We greatly appreciate your time and input as we work to enhance this policy for all!

    In accordance with Section 485 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), any personal information collected in this survey will only be used by municipal staff and, if necessary, individuals under service contract with the Halifax Regional Municipality for purposes relating to the Public Appointment Policy for the municipality and the information will not be presented or compiled in a manner that could potentially identify any respondent. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this personal information, please contact the Access and Privacy Office at 902-490-7460 or accessandprivacy@halifax.ca

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