Current Citizen Member Vacancies 

Applications are now being accepted for membership on following City of Brantford Boards and Committees:

  • Brantford Cultural Advisory Committee
  • Brantford Heritage Committee
  • Brownfields Community Advisory Committee
  • Cultural & Built Heritage Grant Programme Advisory Committee
  • Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • Property Standards Committee
  • Nelson Mandela Day Task Force

General Qualifications

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and preference will be given to the appointment of persons who are the owner or tenant of land or the spouse of said owner or tenant in the City of Brantford.

Specific Qualifications:

Name Number of Vacancies
and Term of Office
Mandate of Committee
/Skill Sets
Date, Time
Location of Meetings
Brantford Cultural Advisory Committee 2 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2020. Mandate
To give advice to Council on maximization of accessibility of arts, cultural and heritage, encourage growth, development and cooperative approach to further arts, culture and heritage in Brantford
Skill Set
Interest in the arts, but not affiliated with a specific arts organization in the community. Background in arts or cultural management, or related business experience in cultural industry. Fundraising, communication and event planning skills would be an asset.
2nd Wednesday of month; 3:30 p.m.; Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre, 399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway
Brantford Heritage Committee 2 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
To advise Council on all matters relating to the administration of the Ontario Heritage Act including promoting heritage, educating community and providing advice as to how the conversation of heritage features may be achieved.
Skill Set
Knowledge/interest in local history, historical research and writing. Expertise in architecture, buildings, structures and landscapes. Understanding conservation and restoration methods and skills. Knowledge of municipal procedure, planning policies legal issues and legislation.
3rd Monday of month; 6:00 p.m.; City Hall
Brownfields Community Advisory Committee 1 vacancy for term to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
To provide advice to Council on policies and major initiatives relating to Brownfield matters.
Skill Set
Have an interest in environmental issues, including soil and water contamination, urban pollution and environmental sustainability. Have an interest in economic development and financial incentives to promote neighbourhood revitalization through the remediation of brownfield sites. Have an interest in reading technical documents regarding environmental conditions and remediation technology. Have an interest in public education on brownfield issues.
2nd Thursday of month; 5:15 p.m.; City Hall
Cultural & Built Heritage Grant Programme Advisory Committee 1 vacancy for a term to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
Provide advice and recommendation on capital and infrastructure grant allocations for not-for-profit organizations based on application materials and eligibility criteria.
Skill Set
Knowledge of local arts, culture and heritage. Ability to review all materials and established criteria to make decisions on grant allocations.
To be determined; City Hall
Economic Development Advisory Committee 3 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
To give advice and guidance to Council on policies and procedures that foster and advance economic and business opportunities in the City and such matter as may be referred to the Advisory Committee from time to time by Council or staff of the Economic Development and Tourism Department. Act as a Planning Advisory Committee to review and make comment on zoning and Official Plan applications.
Skill Set
Have organizational ability and good written and verbal communication skills. Have good business contacts within Brantford / County of Brant and beyond. Should be interested in what the Committee can do to further the economic development in Brantford. Should be able to represent the interests, concerns and attitudes of community businesses. Be without conflict of interest.
4th Wednesday of month; 12:00 Noon; Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre, 399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway.
Property Standards Committee * 2 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2020 * Interviews with Nominating Committee may be required. Mandate
Acts as an appeal Board for property standards orders issued pursuant to the provisions of the Building Code Act.
Skill Set
Members should have some building and/or renovation knowledge and some understanding of legal processes. Demonstrate decision-making and communication skills to facilitate an open and fair hearing process.
Meets as Required (Call of the Chair); Thursdays; 5:00 p.m. City Hall
Nelson Mandela Day Task Force
2 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
To assist Council in planning an event to encourage citizens to complete volunteer service in honour of Nelson Mandela.
Skill Set
Previous volunteer experience; organizational skills, event planning, effective communication and networking skills.
Meets as Required (Call of the Chair);
Environmental Policy Advisory Committee 4 vacancies for terms to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
To give recommendations and advice to Council on environmental issues.
Skill Set
Awareness and interest in environmental matters. Knowledge in developing comprehensive sustainability plans, detailed strategies, action plans, and priorities, preferably with experience in a Municipal setting. Availability to attend Committee and Sub-Committee meetings.
4th Thursday of month; 5:30 p.m. City Hall.

Application Forms and Deadlines

Application forms and list of required skill sets for each Board/Advisory Committee are available in the City Clerk’s Department, Brantford City Hall during regular business hours, on click to view Citizen Committees webpage.

Completed applications must be returned no later than NOON on November 8, 2017 to:

Lori Wolfe, City Clerk
City of Brantford
100 Wellington Square
P.O. Box 818
Brantford, ON N3T 5R7
(519) 759-7840 (fax) (e-mail)

City Council wishes to ensure that its Boards and Advisory Committees reflect the diverse nature of Brantford’s population and invites all residents to consider these opportunities.