Citizen Appointments

“There are two very rewarding parts to belonging to an advisory committee. On a personal level, you learn so much about the town and its workings and, secondly, you have a voice and potentially make a positive impact on your community." – Sonia Ryan, Police Advisory Board citizen appointee

The Council appoints citizens to a variety of Citizen Advisory Committees and Municipal Corporations and Boards. This is an amazing opportunity for you to bring your skills and experience to the table, and make a real difference in the lives of your fellow Yarmouthians!

In order to apply for a committee or board, you need to complete an application form identifying the Committee or Board you want to be appointed to, as well as relevant background information to assist Council in understanding the strengths you would bring to the table. Council normally gives preference to residents and/or taxpayers of the Town of Yarmouth when making appointments. To ensure as many opportunities as possible for people to get involved, Council will normally only appoint a citizen to one committee or board. Open positions will be posted on our News & Notices page.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion and thank all applicants in advance. Please call (902) 742-8565 if you have any questions or need assistance.

Town Council has an appointed nominating committee, which assesses advisory committee applications on the basis of diverse representation of the community, expertise/interest in an issue or topic area, and in regard to each advisory committee's terms of reference. From there, the committee presents Council with a list of qualified candidates for each committee.

pdf Citizen Appointment Process Policy (181 KB)

pdf   (139 KB) pdf Citizen Advisory Committees Policy Revised 2016 (179 KB)

Citizen Advisory Committee Application Form