Members of County Council participate on various internal and external boards, committees and task forces, representing the County of Grande Prairie and the voices of their constituents. Their participation creates a bridge between Council and the community. It is also a way for County Councillors to better understand local issues and priorities.

Applications Open

Applications are open to public members for various County boards and committees from September 1 to 30. For information on current opportunities and to apply see the Recruiting Public Members tab below.

 Recruiting Public Members for County Boards and Committees

The County of Grande Prairie is currently recruiting public members for a variety of board and committee positions. 

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Please see below for member-at-large opportunities with County Boards and Committees.  

 

Agricultural Service Board

1 Member-at-Large Position Available 

Term of Appointment
One (1) appointment for a term of three (3) years ending October 2026
Purpose
To act as an advisory body to help organize and direct weed and pest control and soil and water conservation programs; to assist in the control of animal disease, promote, enhance and protect viable and sustainable agriculture with a view to improving the economic viability of the agricultural producer, and promote and develop agricultural policies to meet the needs of the municipality.  
Time Commitment
Meetings take place quarterly during office hours between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. 

For consideration to be appointed to the Agricultural Service Board, members-at-large must:

  • Be an active agricultural producer in the County of Grande Prairie;
  • Be familiar with current agricultural issues and practices; and 
  • Be deemed qualified by Council to recommend policies that are consistent with the requirements of the Agricultural Service Board Act.  

An attempt will be made to include members from differing sectors of the agriculture industry.  

For more information on the Agricultural Service Board visit Agriculture - County of Grande Prairie No.1 (countygp.ab.ca) or contact Agriculture by email or by phone at 780-532-9727.


County Recreation Board 
(County-Sexsmith-La Glace-Teepee Creek Board)

1 Member-at-Large Position Available 

Term of Appointment
One (1) appointment for a term of four (4) years ending October 2027 
Purpose
To review grant applications and make recommendations to County Council for those organizations and groups who are to receive Operating Assistance Grant funding.
Time Commitment
Recreation boards meet annually the first two weeks of May during regular office hours between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.  

For consideration to be appointed to a County Recreation Advisory Board:

  • Resident of the Recreation Board area; 
  • Experience or interest in one or more of the following areas: non-profit organizations and community sports and recreation; 
  • Ability to be fair and open-minded; 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and work within a team environment; 
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, committed and enthusiastic.  

For more information on the County Recreation Boards contact Parks & Recreation by email or by phone at 780-532-9727. 

County Recreation Board (County-Wembley-Dimsdale-Saskatoon Lake)

1 Member-at-Large Position Available 

Term of Appointment
One (1) appointment for a term of two (2) years ending October 2025 
Purpose
To review grant applications and make recommendations to County Council for those organizations and groups who are to receive Operating Assistance Grant funding.
Time Commitment
Recreation boards meet annually the first two weeks of May during regular office hours between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.  

For consideration to be appointed to a County Recreation Advisory Board:

  • Resident of the Recreation Board area; 
  • Experience or interest in one or more of the following areas: non-profit organizations and community sports and recreation; 
  • Ability to be fair and open-minded; 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and work within a team environment; 
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, committed and enthusiastic. 
For more information on the County Recreation Boards contact Parks & Recreation by email or by phone at 780-532-9727.

Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

4 Member-at-Large Positions Available 

Term of Appointment

One (1) appointment for a term of one (1) year ending October 2024 

One (1) appointment for a term of two (2) years ending October 2025 

Two (2) appointments for a term of three (3) years ending October 2026  

Purpose Hears and makes decisions on appeals related to stop orders, developments and subdivisions for the County of Grande Prairie, towns of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, Wembley in accordance with the Municipal Government Act
Time Commitment Hearings are scheduled when complaints are received. Hearings take place during regular office hours between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. 

*Requires completion of mandatory certification to be paid for by the County of Grande Prairie.

For consideration to be appointed to the Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board members-at-large:

  • Should have experience or understanding of the principles of administrative law;
  • Understanding of the planning process and legislation;
  • Ability to analyze, weigh evidence, determine facts and make decisions;
  • Ability to be fair and impartial;
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and work within a team environment;
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, committed and enthusiastic.

For more information on the Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board contact Legislative Services by email or by phone at 780-532-9722. 

 

Joint Assessment Review Board 

2 Member-at-Large Positions Available 

Term of Appointment Two (2) appointments for a term of three (3) years ending October 2026 
Purpose The Board issues decisions on complaints related to property assessments within the County of Grande Prairie and the towns of Wembley, Sexsmith and Beaverlodge.
Time Commitment Hearings are scheduled when complaints are received, typically in late fall. Hearings take place during regular office hours between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

For consideration to be appointed to the Joint Assessment Review Board, members-at-large: 

  • Should have experience or understanding of the principles of administrative law; 
  • Experience or interest in one or more of the following areas: real estate, property management, property development, property appraisal, and assessment; 
  • Ability to analyze, weigh evidence, determine facts and make decisions; 
  • Ability to be fair and impartial; 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and work within a team environment; 
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, committed and enthusiastic. 
  • Must be available to attend hearings that may last the entire day and/or multiple days in a row.  Hearings are typically held in September and October or in January and February when hearings are postponed.
  • Must successfully complete the required mandatory certification (expenses covered by the County of Grande Prairie). 

For more information on the Joint Assessment Review Board contact Legislative Services by email or by phone at 780-532-9722. 

 

Municipal Library Board
2 Member-at-Large Positions Available

Term of Appointment 

One (1) appointment for a term of two (2) years ending October 2025

One (1) appointment for a term of three (3) years ending October 2026

Purpose To ensure the provision of comprehensive and efficient library services to the residents of the County of Grande Prairie.  
Time Commitment Meetings are held quarterly with a minimum of four (4) each year. 

For consideration to be appointed to the Municipal Library Board, members-at-large must: 

  • Live in the County of Grande Prairie 
  • Have an interest and enthusiasm for libraries; 
  • Have knowledge and skills that will benefit the Board; 
  • Board experience; and  
  • Teamwork. 

For more information on the Municipal Library Board visit (Library Board - County of Grande Prairie No.1 (countygp.ab.ca) or contact Library Services by email or by phone at 780-532-9727.

What do Boards and Committees Do?

Boards and Committees review material, weigh alternatives, and make recommendations to Council. Council is then able to make more informed decisions while substantially expediting the decision-making process. 

Some Boards and Committees may also fill a quasi-judicial role, which means that the Committee has the authority to make decisions and judgments as provided for in the Municipal Government Act. 

At the County of Grande Prairie, representatives from the public to various Boards and Committees are appointed by Council from a pool of applicants in accordance with Policy B30 Public Appointments to Boards and Committees  

 County of Grande Prairie Boards, Committees and Task Forces

To learn more about the County of Grande Prairie's boards, committees and task forces you can view the 2021 - 2022 Reference Summary of Boards and Committees.

It provides and overview of the various boards and committees that County Council participates on. You can also find more information on the purpose, structure, resources and authority of each of the boards and committees. 

County Council Boards and Committees Listing

The County Council Boards and Committees provide County Council with perspective and recommendations regarding important civic issues. They also play an integral role in bringing together constituents and the County to achieve the common goal of building and strengthening our community. The County Council Boards and Committees can be composed solely of constituents or members of Council, while others are made up of a combination of constituents and members of Council. 

Internal and external boards and committees.

Library Board

The Library Board ensures accessible and up-to-date library service for all County residents.

Municipal Planning Commission

The Commission makes decisions on subdivision, major permit applications and discretionary development proposals.

Appeal Boards

Appeal boards provide an impartial process for citizens to challenge property and business assessments, decisions of the development and subdivision authorities, and certain other decisions made by the County of Grande Prairie.

At the County there are currently the following appeal boards:

‚ÄčIntermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

An intermunicipal Board to hear subdivision and development appeals within the municipal boundaries of the County, Wembley, Sexsmith, Beaverlodge.

For more information contact Legislative Services

Local and Composite (Joint) Assessment Review Board 

Intermunicipal Board that hears assessment appeals within the municipal boundaries of the County, Wembley, Sexsmith, Beaverlodge.

For more information contact Legislative Services or visit the Assessment Appeals page. 

Weed and Pest Appeal Committee

The Weed and Pest Appeal Committee is established as an independent appeal panel to determine appeals of inspector's notices, local authority's notices and debt recover notices.

For more information contact the Agriculture Department