Advisory Committee Appointments

Standing Committees


Standing committees are established by the Mayor for matters considered best dealt with by committee. At least half the members of a standing committee must be Council members.

Audit & Finance Committee


The Audit and Finance Committee reviews the financial statement and report, ensures that appropriate systems of internal control are implemented and that the information in the City's annual report is accurate, complete and fairly presents the financial position.
  • All Members of Council

Committee of the Whole


Committee of the Whole is the initial venue for review and debate of issues. No voting takes place on bylaws or resolutions. A decision is made to send an item to Council for debate and vote or to send an item back to staff for more information or clarification.
  • All Members of Council
  • Chaired by Presiding Council

Select Committees / Commissions


Select committees and commissions are established by the Mayor to consider or inquire into any matter and to report its findings and opinion to Council. Generally, at least one member of a select committee or commission must be a Council member.

Advisory and/or Legislated Committees


Active Transportation Advisory Committee

The Active Transportation Advisory Committee is appointed for the purpose of advising Council on strategic priorities, planning, policies and mobility issues relating to transportation in Maple Ridge, using the Transportation Plan as a guide. The Committee shall work towards creating, promoting and improving an efficient, affordable and safe transportation network that supports a variety of transportation choices.
  • Councillor Duncan
  • Alternate: Councillor Shymkiw

Advisory Design Panel


The Advisory Design Panel provides independent advice on the design of development proposals in the community. Currently a non-voting City liaison sits on the panel.

Agricultural Advisory Committee

The Agricultural Advisory Committee mandate is the continued support of agriculture as a land use and economic activity within the community.
  • Councillor Speirs
  • Alternate: Councillor Duncan

Community Heritage Commission


The Community Heritage Commission advises Council on matters relating to heritage conservation.
  • Councillor Speirs
  • Alternate: Mayor Read

Economic development committee


The Economic Development Committee is an advisory body on matters relating to the economic development of the City.
  • Councillor Shymkiw
  • Alternate: Councillor Bell

Environmental Advisory Committee

The Maple Ridge Environmental Advisory Committee will help provide local perspective and advice to Council with respect to achieving the City's goals, environmental objectives and accompanying strategic recommendations and directions taken from the current Maple Ridge Official Community Plan and Environmental Management Strategy report, 2014.
  • Councillor Masse
  • Alternate: Councillor Duncan

Mayor’s Homelessness Solutions Task Force


The Mayor’s Homelessness Solutions Task Force was created pursuant to a resolution of Council to conduct an assessment of social service delivery funding models and to develop recommendations that will enhance community health for Council’s consideration.

Mayor’s Open Government Task Force


The Mayor’s Open Government Task Force was created pursuant to a resolution of Council to increase accountability, transparency and citizen’s understanding of and contribution to decision-making.
  • Mayor Read
  • Councillor Bell
  • Councillor Shymkiw

Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues

The Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues advises Council on civic matters which affect people with disabilities.
  • Councillor Speirs
  • Alternate: Councillor Duncan

PARKS & LEISURE SERVICES COMMISSION
The Parks & Leisure Services Commission has concluded. On October 31, 2016 the Joint Leisure Services Agreement between the City of Maple Ridge and the City of Pitt Meadows concluded and each City will now move forward with the independent provision of parks, recreation and cultural services to their citizens.
PUBLIC ART STEERING COMMITTEE


The Public Art Steering Committee recommends criteria for the commission of public art installations to Maple Ridge Council.
  • Councillor Duncan
  • Alternate: Councillor Bell

SOCIAL POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE


The Social Policy Advisory Committee advises Council on matters relating to social planning and the social needs, social well-being and social development of the community.
  • Councillor Masse
  • Alternate: Councillor Speirs
Special Committees

Parcel Tax Review Panel


The Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel is established pursuant to Section 204 of the Community Charter. It was formerly known as the Court of Revision.
  • Mayor Read
  • Councillor Bell
  • Councillor Robson

Policing Task Force


Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows share police services. The Policing Task Force includes representation from both municipalities and allows a forum to address policing matters of common interest.
  • Mayor Read
  • Councillor Robson