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Make a difference: serve on a board or committee

Serving on a board or committee is an excellent opportunity to share your skills, expertise and to give back to your community. General public recruitment for boards and committees is currently taking place with Council electing members-at-large to represent the community on select boards during the Organizational meeting on Tuesday October 22, 2019.
At this time, Clearwater County invites applications for interested residents for the boards listed below. Submissions will be received for the above positions from County residents at the County office until October 4, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Applications may be submitted as follows:  
  • Ag Service Board – 1 member (four-year term effective November 1, 2019)
    • Established by Bylaw 1022 and acknowledged within the Agricultural Service Board Act, this Board serves as an advisory body to Council and residents on all matters pertaining to agriculture. Meetings are scheduled on the third Friday, every two months. 
  • Caroline District Recreation & Ag. Society – 1 member (two-year term effective Nov 1, 2019)
    • Established by Bylaw 111 and Amending Bylaw 493 with agreement, this Society facilitates the operation of the HUB Complex in Caroline and acts as a review body for recreation grant funding to groups in the Caroline areas. Meetings are scheduled on the second Tuesday of the month, excepting August.
  • Caroline Library – 1 member (three-year term effective November 1, 2019)
    • Meetings are scheduled on the first Monday in November, February, April, June and October.
  • Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP) – 1 member (one-year term effective November 1, 2019)
    • Established within the provincial Regional Economic Development Alliance with 35 community members, this non-profit organization facilitates and supports business development in urban and rural municipalities. In addition to the Councillor appointment, a CAEP Business Representative (member at large) is also appointed. Effective November 22, 2016, Council determined that the role, functions and administrative duties of Clearwater County’s Community Relations Coordinator supports this appointment. Meetings are scheduled every two (2) months. 
  • Clear Water Landcare Board – 2 members (three-year term effective December 1, 2019)
    • The Landcare board is a sub-committee of the Agricultural Service Board (ASB) and provides leadership, support and awareness of grassroots land/water stewardship by promoting beneficial practices to ensure safe and healthy watersheds.  Nine, voting board members are appointed by the ASB to govern and manage Landcare affairs.  Governance includes providing strategic direction, financial accountability, leadership, and resource development.  Management includes monitoring programs, activities, and resources. Board members will be leaders in caring for land and water and encourage individuals and entities to do the same. 
  • Clearwater Heritage Advisory Board – 1 member (two-year term effective January 1, 2020)
    • Established by Bylaw 1022, this Board advises Council on matters relating to the Brazeau Collieries Mine Site, the Nordegg Heritage Centre Museum and Visitor lnformation Services and the Municipal Heritage Program, including municipally significant historic buildings. Meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of November, February, May and September.
  • Clearwater Regional Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) – 1 member (three-year term effective January 1, 2020)
    • Established by the Family and Community Support Services Act and intermunicipal agreements, this Board assists in formulating plans and priorities for social services programming. Meetings are scheduled on the second Wednesday of every month. To learn more, visit 
  • Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) – 2 members (one-year term effective November 1, 2019)
    • Established by Bylaw 997 and acknowledged within the Municipal Government Act, MPC is an advisory committee for land use development, rezoning, and acts as the decision-making body for subdivisions.  Meetings are scheduled on the third Wednesday of every month.
  • Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee – 2 members (one-year term effective November 1, 2019)
    • Established as a joint municipal effort by the Town of Rocky Mountain House, Village of Caroline and Clearwater County, this multi-stakeholder Committee plans initiatives for recruitment and retention of health professionals to service residents and neighbouring First Nations communities. Meetings are scheduled once a month. 
  • Rocky Mountain House Library Board – 1 member (one-year term effective January 1, 2020)
    • This board is governed by appointed trustees from Clearwater County and the Town of Rocky Mountain House. Meetings are scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month. To learn more, visit
  • Rocky Senior Housing Council – 1 member (one-year term effective November 1, 2019)
    • Established by Alberta Seniors and Housing Ministerial Order #H:063/2000, this Council, known as a management body, is responsible for the operation and administration of senior housing accommodations in Caroline, Leslieville and Rocky Mountain House. Meetings are scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month.
  • Subdivision Development Appeal Board (SDAB) – 4 members and 3 alternate members (one-year term effective November 1, 2019)
    • Established by Bylaw 996 and acknowledged within the MGA, SDAB provides an appeal mechanism for developments/subdivisions and environmental clean-up orders. Meetings are scheduled as required, averaging five (5) times per year.
Application forms are available here and may be submitted as follows:
Fax: 403-845-7330
Mail:  Clearwater County, Box 550, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta T4T 1B4,
Attention: Tracy Haight


Frequently Asked Questions

What are Council committees?
Council committees make recommendations and give advice to Clearwater County Council. Some committees even act in a "quasi-judicial" role – they have the authority to make decisions and judgments for the County.

Council committees generally fall into two categories:
  • Standing Council Committees: A permanent council committee
  • Ad Hoc Committee: A short-term committee established to serve a specific purpose

How are members selected?
Applications are reviewed and presented to Clearwater County Council during the annual Organizational Meeting, where Council appoints the most qualified individuals. Clearwater County's Committees Bylaw provides additional information about the appointment process of public members to Boards and Committees.
What if I am not the successful applicant?
Clearwater County appreciates the interest of all applicants. Following the Organizational Meeting, Administration will notify applicants with respect to the status of their application. If you applied for a position but were not selected for an appointment, please note that all applicants received will be kept until the start of the next recruitment period and will be considered throughout the ensuing year if vacancies arise. 
When are members selected?
For positions beginning November 1, 2019, online applications will be available in September 2019 and members will be selected during Council's Organizational meeting taking place during their regular Council meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Who can apply?
In most cases, public members must be residents of Clearwater County unless otherwise stated in the board or committee's terms of reference. If you are interested in applying, please review the specific board or committee's mandate, eligibility requirements, and time commitment which can be viewed by selecting the board or committee from the list of Boards and Committees page or contact the main office at 403-845-4444.
Clearwater County is looking for:
  • Individuals with a desire to give back to the community;
  • Individuals with specific expertise relevant to the qualifications a specific board or committee may be looking for; and,
  • Individuals with time available to commit to membership.