Council Committees

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Members of Council are assigned each year to sit on a number of internal committees established by Council and to represent the County on a variety of external committees that impact the municipality. Many of the internal committees have opportunities for public involvement. Residents are encouraged to step forward and volunteer to sit on one or more of these committees. The application is quick and easy, and your expenses will be paid. Contact Legislative Services for more information.

Click here for the current Internal Committee Summary.

Click here for the current External Committee Summary.

Read our policy and procedure related to serving on committees.

Internal Committees

Agricultural/Environmental Appeals Committee

This committee hears appeals regarding notices issued under three different provincial acts - the Soil Conservation Act, the Weed Control Act and the Agricultural Pest Act.

Agricultural Service Board - ASB (3 public members)

This is an advisory board that reviews agricultural matters and policies affecting the County and makes recommendations to Council.  The ASB annually sponsors two student bursaries of $1,000 each and Agriculture Appreciation Day every June.

Assessment Review Boards (up to 8 public members)

These boards hear and make decisions on assessment or tax notice complaints.

Emergency Advisory Committee and State of Local Emergency Committee

The committee reviews municipal emergency plans on an annual basis and is responsible for declaring a local state of emergency, if necessary.

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Advisory Board (4 public members)

The board promotes/encourages community awareness and participation in FCSS programs. The board acts as a liaison between Council and community groups, makes recommendations on social policies and and advises the County’s Director of Community Services on programming and policies.

Indigenous Collaboration Committee (Mayor and 3 appointed Councillors)

The Indigenous Collaboration Committee (formerly the Aboriginal Liaison Committee) will host quarterly meetings with Indigenous Communities and Organizations in a renewed commitment of reconciliation, strengthening relationships, gaining cultural perspectives and achieving equitable outcomes with neighbouring Indigenous Communities and Organizations all while sharing ideas, solutions and opportunities.

Indigenous Collaboration Committee Terms of Reference

Library Board (8 public members)

The board’s mandate is provide County residents with access to a variety of library materials and services.

Municipal Planning Commission (3 public members)

The commission is the development approval authority for all subdivision applications for land (not owned by the County), and discretionary use development applications referred by the County’s Planning and Development department.

Safer Municipality Advisory Committee (3 public members)

The Safer Municipality Advisory Committee makes recommendations with respect to the Enhanced Policing Agreement with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This Committee will also serve as a conduit for both the RCMP and Enforcement Services department to receive community input on plans, priorities and proposed direction.

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (8 public members)

This is a quasi-judicial board that hears appeals regarding subdivision and development decisions made by the Municipal Planning Commission.

Water Resources Management Task Force

This task force will define the contractual obligations of Portage College and Lac La Biche County in their work to establish Lac La Biche as the regional service provider of the college's Water and Environmental Sciences programming and Ad Hoc Applied Training. This task force commits to working collaboratively to develop a training facility for water and wastewater operators within Lac La Biche County.

External Committees

Learn more about each group by clicking the name.