Community Engagement Committee
The Community Engagement Committee is a select committee of Council. (Prior to February 22, 2016, it was a standing committee of Council.)
The Community Engagement Committee is a select committee of Council which oversees:
- the establishment and implementation of new working groups and revisions as may be necessary to Working Group Guidelines
- the optimal functioning of the District's other community engagement activities, as may be directed by Council.
Work with staff liaisons to prepare terms of reference for working groups and proposed revisions; selection of working group members; provide oversight to the working group process, and community engagement activities approved by Council; provide guidance to the Council and staff representatives to working groups with respect to operating principles, process and structural issues; provide advice and recommendations to Council on any matters referred to the committee by Council, as well as on new approaches to engage and consult with the community; and provide an annual work plan to Council.
Appointments are made annually by Council for a two-year term.
Councillors Gambioli, Lambur and Wong
Patricia Bowles, Lori Cameron, Elaine McHarg, Jan Pezarro, Jennifer Roote
Donna Powers, Director, Community Relations and Communications
After suspending all committee, board and working group meetings in mid-March in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the District of West Vancouver is preparing to resume meetings via electronic communications facilities.
The Community Engagement Committee will resume meeting by video conference on May 28 and will discuss how best to enable public participation in District processes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other committee meetings will gradually resume in June and July. Members of the public will still be able to attend committee meetings in person at Municipal Hall. The public will be able to listen to, and provide input during electronic meetings. Written submissions can also be submitted to staff liaisons and will be circulated to members prior to a meeting for their information.