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2018 Community Service (Volunteer) Vacancies – Apply Today
The City is seeking applicants to fill the Community Service vacancies listed below. All applicants are required to
- Review the bylaw that relates to the vacancy they are applying for
- Review Council’s Committee and Commission Policy (PDF)
- Complete the City’s application form (PDF)
- Provide a cover letter and explain why their experience and skills
- Make them a good candidate for the vacancy
- Provide a current resume
Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
Drop off your application documents here: Administration Department
City of Nelson
Suite 101 – 310 Ward Street
Nelson, BC V1L 5S4
The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday December 29th, 2017.
For further information call 250-352-8285.
Advisory Planning Commission (APC)
3 vacancies 2 from the social sector, 1 community member at large
The role of the Advisory Planning Commission is to advise Council on matters referred to the Commission which includes land use, project design and landscaping, community planning as well as bylaws and permits relevant to land use provisions of the Local Government Act. Applicants are required to carefully review the APC’s mandate in Section 7 of the Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw.
Board of Variance (BOV)
The Board of Variance is an independent body that hears appeals for relaxation of zoning regulations, extension of non-conforming uses, relaxation of servicing requirements, reconstruction of non-conforming uses and relaxation of tree protection requirements. The Board primarily deals with requests for minor variances to the City of Nelson Zoning Bylaw regarding siting, size and dimensions of buildings where compliance would cause an undue hardship. Applicants are required to carefully review Part 3 of the Board of Variance Bylaw.
Cultural Development Committee (CDC)
~ Community member representing the Aboriginal sector
~Community member representing Music
~Community member representing Literature
This Committee leads Council in the strategic planning and development of Nelson’s cultural sector and works in close collaboration with all sectors of the community. The Committee helps promote a high level of creativity, diversity and excellence in the cultural life of Nelson. Part of its mandate is to review, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Cultural Policy and make recommendation to Council on a variety of policy and initiatives pertaining to the arts, culture and heritage sectors.
Nelson Housing Committee (NHC)
This committee advocates for the development of affordable housing units within the City. Its mandate is to identify housing needs and priorities; assist in finding collaborative and cost effective approaches; and provide networking opportunities for housing providers to share knowledge and identify opportunities for collaboration, cooperation and sharing of expertise.