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Boards & Committees

Positions are available for Boards and Committees of Foothills County.
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Applications must be received by Friday, December 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm.

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Printable Description of Boards & Committees (listed below)

Annexation Negotiation Committee – Black Diamond

Assessment Review Board

The Assessment Review Board hears complaints on assessments to ensure that assessments are fair and equitable in relation to assessments on other, similar properties in the municipality. The Board then directs any necessary amendments to be made to the assessment roll.

A Local Assessment Review Board (LARB) has been created to hear matters that are shown on an assessment notice for residential property with 3 or fewer dwelling units, farmland, or a tax notice other than a property tax notice.

A Composite Assessment Review Board (CARB) has been created to hear all other matters.
The Local Assessment Review Board (LARB) is composed of trained local members that are appointed by Council. The Composite Assessment Review Board (CARB) is composed of two trained local members and one provincially approved member who will be the presiding officer. This board will hear complaints about assessments for all property in the municipality, excluding residential properties with three or less dwelling units and farm land. (unless subject to the jurisdiction of the Municipal Government Board).

Audit Committee

Blackie Recreation Board

Blackie Recreation Board has been created to facilitate and manage recreational and public facilities in the Hamlet of Blackie. This Board consists of stakeholders from the Hamlet of Blackie as well as one Councillor from Foothills County and one Rural Representative appointed by Council.

Blackie Seed Cleaning Plant Board

The Blackie Seed Cleaning Plant Board oversees the operations of the seed cleaning plant. One Councillor from Foothills County sits on this board.

Bow River Basin Council

The Bow River Basin Council is a multi-stakeholder, charitable organization dedicated to continuing activities for the improvement and protection of the waters of the Bow River Basin. The Council is made up of: commercial/industrial members; licensee members; non-profit and academia members; regulatory, administrative and first nations members; and, municipal government members, including Foothills County. One Councillor from Foothills County sits on the Council.

Calgary Inter-Municipal Negotiating Committee

This Committee was created to facilitate the working relationship between Foothills County and the City of Calgary, the ongoing sharing of information between elected officials and municipal staff, and to provide a forum in which to review and comment on a range of topics of interest to both municipalities.

This Committee is made up of three Councillors from Foothills County and three Aldermen from the City of Calgary.

CMRB - Calgary Metropolitan Region Board

CMRB - Land-Use Committee

CMRB - Servicing Committee

CMRB - Governance Committee

Calgary Regional Airshed Zone (CRAZ)Cayley Recreation Board

The Cayley Recreation Board facilitates and manages recreation and public use facilities and areas within the Hamlet of Cayley. This Board consists of stakeholders from the Hamlet of Cayley as well as one Councillor from Foothills County and one Rural Representative appointed by Council.

Crescent Point Community Foundation Committee

Community Futures- Highwood Board

Community Futures Highwood Board (CFHB) provides business development services, as well as rural community economic development services to the provincial Highwood constituency, of which most of the County is comprised of. The CFHB a variety of services, including provincial loan/ grant application, business training and planning services, as well as increasing the communities economic and social opportunities through planning and projects.

The Board consists of members from Foothills County, MD of Willow Creek, Vulcan County, the Kananaskis Improvement District and the Towns of Okotoks, High River, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Nanton, and Vulcan. One Councillor from Foothills County sits on this Board.

Community Standards Appeal Board

The Community Standards Appeal Board was formed due to the Community Standards Bylaw. This board hears appeals from citizens who have received remedial orders because they ere, in the eyes of the peace officer, in contravention of the aforementioned bylaw. The board is comprised of two Council members as well as area residents.

Cross Conservancy

The Cross Conservancy Area is a 4,800 acre day-use natural area located just southwest of the City of Calgary. The Conservation Area is dedicated to protecting habitat and providing space for native species of wildlife; offering conservation education programs without jeopardizing wildlife and habitat; and managing human use of the Area through 'entry by appointment only.' The Board consists of area stakeholders including as well as one Councillor from Foothills County.

Dark Sky Initiatives Stakeholders Working Group

The Dark Sky Initiative aids the efforts of Foothills County in becoming more aware of the night time environment and how it can be adversely affected by human activities. The initiative will minimize the impacts of lighting yards, streets, and commercial and industrial developments. They meet on an as needed basis to enhance intermunicipal cooperation to get the region as a whole to address the issue of dark skies collectively.

The Group consists of area stakeholders and representatives from surrounding municipalities including two Councillors each from Foothills County, the Towns of Black Diamond, Turner Valley, High River, and Okotoks, and the Village of Longview.

Development Appeal Board

This board is made up of community members as well as Council members. Its’ purpose is to make decision on appeals that have been filed with respect to decisions issued for development permits. This board meets on an as needed basis.

Dunbow Recreation Board

The board was created to address sport and recreation infrastructure in the communities of Heritage Pointe, Heritage Heights, Davisburg, and surrounding areas, including the new Heritage Heights multiuse arena, and various soccer and baseball fields in the area. The Board is comprised of various Division 6 residents, as well as the Division Councillor.

Emergency Advisory Committee (formerly Disaster Services Committee)

Family and Community Support Services Committee

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a joint funding initiative between the provinces and municipalities. The mandate of the FCSS is to promote volunteerism and to develop programs within the community that are preventative in nature and to: enhance, strengthen and support family and community life; improve people's ability to identify and act on their own needs; help avert family or community social breakdown; provide citizens with information about its planning and operation; and, encourage cooperation and coordination with other service agencies.

This Committee is made up of community and municipal stakeholders and includes two Council members from Foothills County.

Foothills Agricultural Services Board

The Agricultural Services Board has been created under the Agricultural Service Board Act to look after weed and pest control within Foothills County, water conservation programs, assists in the control of animal disease, promotes, enhances and protects viable and sustainable agriculture with a view to improving the economic viability of the agricultural producer, and promotes and develops agricultural policies to meet the needs of Foothills County.

The Board includes three Council members from Foothills County, one of which is chair of the Board.

Foothills Cemetery Board

The Foothills Cemetery Board oversees the maintenance, improvement, and management of the Foothills Cemetery. The Board consists of members from the Towns of Black Diamond and Turner Valley and one Council member from Foothills County, as well as one member from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 78 and one member at large appointed by the Board.

Foothills Land Trust

Foothills Land Trust (FLT) protects ecologically sensitive private lands in Foothills County, mainly through the placement of conservation easements on private land titles.  FLT is a local, community-based, land trust operated entirely by a small group of dedicated volunteers.

Our mission is to conserve and connect natural and sustainable working landscapes within development-probable areas of Foothills County.  One of our key initiatives is to protect and maintain important wildlife corridors and riparian areas within the context of the larger Bow River Basin.

We were established in response to a growing interest in land conservation within the County and because of an expressed desire for a land trust responsive to local needs.  FLT specializes in taking on smaller properties that are not suited to larger regional and national organizations.  FLT then looks to add other suitable properties nearby to achieve connectivity on a small scale.

Foothills – Okotoks Recreation Society Board (Field House)

Foothills Regional Emergency Services Commission

The Foothills Regional Emergency Services Commission was created upon the amalgamation of the existing Highwood EMS, Oilfields and District EMS, and the Foothills Regional Communications Centre. The Commission exists under the authority of the Municipal Government Act of Alberta and the Foothills Regional Emergency Services Commission Regulation.

The Service is led by an Executive Director who is currently seconded half time to the Calgary Health Region. The senior leadership team also includes a Director of Operations and a Director of Finance and Communications. EMS crews are lead on a daily basis by three shift leaders. Each of the Foothills County, the Kananaskis Improvement District, the Towns of Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Okotoks, High River, Nanton, and the Village of Longview have one Council member as a representative on the Commision.

Foothills Regional Services Commission

The Commission is a separate legal entity established in 1989 by the Province at the request of the Town of Okotoks, the Town of High River, and Foothills County. In 1992 the Commission was expanded to include the Towns of Turner Valley and Black Diamond. The Regional Services Commission is responsible for the operations of the Foothills Regional Waste Management Facility and the Frank Lake Effluent Pumping Station.

The Commission consists of one Council representative from each of Foothills County, and the Towns of Okotoks, High River, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, and Nanton.

Foothills Regional Water and Wastewater Collaborative

Friends of Champion Park Society (Board of Directors)

High River Regional Airport Board (Director)

The High River Regional Airport is owned in partnership by Foothills County and the Town of High River. The land on which the airport is situated, is leased to a not for profit corporation called the High River Regional Airport Limited (HRRAL). This company is charged with the responsibility of operating and maintaining the airport and managing the land, including hangar rentals/ sales, as well as terminal management. One Council member from Foothills County sits on this Board Other board members include a representative from the Town of High River as well as elected members of the airport community.

High River Inter-Municipal Negotiating Committee

Two members of the Council of Foothills County sit on the High River Inter-Municipal Negotiating Committee.

High River Recreation Board

The High River Recreation was established to advise the Council of the Town of High River in pursuing and implementing recreation programs, facilities, parks and public open spaces and services within the Town of High River and the High River Recreation District. One Council member from Foothills County sits on the Board as well as one Council appointed Rural Representative.

Highwood Management Plan – Public Advisory Committee

The Highwood Management Plan deals with matters directly relevant to the Highwood Diversion Plan and information requirements of the Natural Resources Conservation

Board/Canadian Environment Assessment Agency Joint Review Panel. The Plan also addresses other aspects of water management in the Highwood River Basin, including Water Conservation Objectives and the current moratorium on Water Act approvals in the basin.

This Committee is led by Alberta Environment and includes two Council members from Foothills County.

Highwood Management Plan Phase II - Sheep River Study Group

Historical Committee

The Historical Review Committee is tasked with identifying, locating and collecting information about historic features within Foothills County. Foothills County has two Council members that sit on this Committee and five citizens at large.

Inter-Municipal Industrial Lands Project Committee (AFICA)

This Committee focuses on the development of industrial lands in areas that affect more than one municipality, including Foothills County.

Two Council members from Foothills County sit on this committee as well as one member at large appointed by Council.

Leighton Art Centre Board

The Leighton Art centre is situation on 80 acres of land 15 km southwest of Calgary. It features the historic home of renowned artist A.C. Leighton and his wife Barbara. The Leighton Foundation exists to keep the legacy of the Leighton's alive by creating the resources to offer exceptional experiences to see, learn, and create art. The Art Centre hosts day trips for school classes as well as adult art classes.

The Board of Directors consists of private and public stakeholders as well as individual members at large. One Councillor from Foothills County sits on this Board.

Longview Inter-Municipal Negotiating Committee

Two members of the Council of Foothills County sit on the Longview Inter-Municipal Negotiating Committee.

Longview Recreation Board

The Longview Recreation Board focuses on recreation and public facilities within the Village of Longview. One Council member from Foothills County sits on this Board.

Marigold Library Board

The Marigold Library System provides leadership and library resource to the interdependent network of its members. It is a proactive source of current and historical information on issues and trends, it assumes the responsibility of leadership, and provides the means for sharing material and human resources.

Marigold consists of individual libraries organized in a network which collectively serves residents of south-central Alberta. Each member library has an individual library board made up of community stakeholders. Foothills County has one Council member that sits on the Marigold Library Board.

Mayors and Reeves of Southern Alberta

Millarville Recreation Board

The Recreation Board provides and manages recreation opportunities for residents within the Hamlet of Millarville and surrounding area. One Council member from Foothills County sits on this Board.

M.D. Cemeteries Committee (Blackie, Cayley, Pine Creek & Davisburg cemeteries)

North West Foothills Recreation Board

The board was created to address sport and recreation infrastructure in the communities within divisions 3, 4 &5. The Board is comprised of various division 3, 4 & 5 residents, as well as the division Councillors.

Okotoks Inter-Municipal Negotiating Committee

This Committee meets on matters of mutual interest to both parties. The Committee may make recommendations on inter-municipal matters to the respective Council's crrent topics including annexation, transportation issues, regional parks and recreation development proposals in both municipalities, and discussion about urban fringe and other major inter-municipal issues in lieu of a regional planning system. Three members of Foothills County Council sit on this Committee as well as three members of the Town of Okotoks Council.

Okotoks Public Library Board

Okotoks Post-Secondary Ad Hoc Committee

Okotoks Recreation Board

The purpose of this joint Okotoks/Foothills County Committee is to advise Council on matters relating to recreation, parks and culture within the Town. Foothills County is involved because of an existing recreation operating cost-sharing agreement for the provision of curling, swimming and ice arena services to residents of the rural municipality. One member of Foothills County Council sits on this Board as well as one Rural Representative appointed by Council.

Priddis - Red Deer Lake Recreation Board

This Recreation Board facilitates the management of recreation facilities within the Priddis and Red Deer Lake areas of Foothills County. One member of Foothills County Council sits on the Board.

Regional School Site Planning Task Force

Rocky View County Inter-Municipal Negotiating Committee

Rural Fire Board

The Rural Fire Board overseas the operation and management of Fire Departments within the MD of Foothills. Two Council members of Foothills County sit on this Board.

Safety Review Committee

The Safety Review Committee works to ensure the safety of employees of the Foothills County as well as public persons who may be in attendance at any Foothills County facility. The Safety Review Committee consists of one Foothills County Council members as well as the CAO and eleven staff members.

Sheep River Health Trust Board of Directors

Sheep River Regional Utility Corp.

Spitzee Riparian Stewardship Committee

Staff Review and Council Remuneration Committee

The Staff Review Committee reviews the performance of staff members of Foothills County. The Review Committee consists of the Reeve and Deputy Reeve of Foothills County.

Subdivision Appeal Board

The Subdivision Appeal Board listens to appeals concerning subdivision within Foothills County and makes decisions based on the information provided for in these appeals. One Foothills County Council members sits on this Board.

Turner Valley and Black Diamond Inter-Municipal Negotiating Committee

Two members of the Council of Foothills County sit on the Turner Valley and Black Diamond Inter-Municipal Negotiating Committee.

Turner Valley Oil and Gas Group (TVOGG)

One Council member from the MD of Foothills sits as a representative to the TVOGG.

Vehicle Weight Order Committee

The Vehicle Weight Order Committee sets vehicle weight restrictions for all non-provincial roadways within Foothills County The Vehicle Weight Order Committee consists of the Reeve and Deputy Reeve.

Vulcan and Willow Creek Inter-Municipal Negotiating Committee

Westwinds Communities (formerly Foothills Foundation)

Westwinds Communities care for the needs of senior citizens by providing such services as affordable assisted living and transportation to seniors in communities within Foothills County. The Board consists of stakeholder including municipalities and includes one Council member from Foothills County.