Apply to be on Calgary Planning Commission 2018

On August 8, 2018 by Ben Morin

Are you interested in serving on the Calgary Planning Commission (CPC)? The CPC is seeking nominees to fill vacancies for a two-year term. Council has asked for nominations from the Federation, as well as several other organizations. Along with relevant experience and knowledge, the Federation will look at applicants’ experience working with community issues and community associations. Though the nominee will not represent the Federation, we are looking for someone with a “community perspective”.

Council selects CPC members from nominees and applicants with expertise in the following areas or from other areas Council deems appropriate:

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Home building
  • Landscape architecture
  • Real estate development
  • Real estate and/or planning law
  • Urban design
  • Urban planning

The term will be for two years and is a volunteer position. The CPC meets bi-weekly on Thursdays for several hours at each meeting. In addition to attending meetings, members are expected to get familiar with the meeting agenda and, if possible, conduct site visits prior to meetings. Members may be contacted by development applicants, community associations, and other parties to CPC agenda items. The time commitment is therefore much more than the length of the CPC meetings themselves.

The Federation is asking interested persons to send an expression of interest to our office by midnight on August 31st, 2018. Applicants can send a cover letter and resume no longer than two pages to Ben Morin via email to planning@calgarycommunities.com . Federation staff will contact selected candidates and will conduct interviews shortly after the deadline. Nominations and resumes for successful candidates will be sent to the City Clerk and be forwarded to the Organizational Meeting of Council for Council’s decision (Individuals may also apply to the City Clerk independently).

The information we provide will only be used by City Council for these committee appointments. More information on the Calgary Planning Commission can be found here.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Ben at (403) 244-4111, ext. 203 or at planning@calgarycommunities.com.