Big Lakes County’s boards and committees play an important role in the operations of the County. Unlike Council, members of these bodies are appointed, not elected. Some of the boards and committees require members to meet specific qualifications, such as residency in the County, or have a specific area of expertise. But while each body differs in its area of responsibility and requirements for appointment, they all have one common requirement: they depend on citizens willing to serve their municipality.

 

Council representatives sitting on boards and committees affiliated with Big Lakes County are appointed at the annual organizational meeting. Appointments to boards and committees can vary from one to three years.

 

Committees can play a bigger role in making decisions on issues for Council. If Council wants a committee to make decisions, they may delegate some of their powers to the committee. If a committee makes a decision delegated to it by Council, it is then as if the council made the decision itself. Some council decisions, such as passing bylaws or adopting the budget, cannot be delegated.

Statutory/Agreement Appointments – External Committee
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Alberta CareL. MONTEITH (R. MIFFLIN ALT.)
Alberta North Central Alliance (ANCA)R. NYGAARD, R. MIFFLIN
Barrhead Social HousingR. HUNT
Big Lakes County Library BoardJ. ZABOLOTNIUK, R. HUNT, L. SHELP, M. WILLIER, J. SHELDON, S. BLACHA, K. MOORE
Children’s Resource CouncilA. STEWART
Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake RegionR. MIFFLIN
CHWC Community Partnership CommitteeA. STEWART
F.C.S.S. Advisory CommitteeA. STEWART, R. HUNT
L. PANASIUK
Golden Triangle ConsortiaJ. CHALIFOUX
Grouard/Peace River Trail CommitteeR. MIFFLIN
Heart River HousingA. STEWART (J. CHALIFOUX ALT.)
High Prairie Aboriginal InteragencyJ. CHALIFOUX
High Prairie Chamber of CommerceR. MIFFLIN
High Prairie Library BoardA. STEWART
High Prairie Regional Landfill AuthorityL. MONTEITH (R. MIFFLIN ALT.)
High Prairie Seed Cleaning Co-opJ. ZABOLOTNIUK (G. ZAHACY ALT.)
Little Smoky RecreationA. STEWART, J. ZABOLOTNIUK (G. ZAHACY)
Lesser Slave Lake Forest Resource Advisory R. MIFFLIN
Lesser Slave Watershed CouncilJ. ZABOLOTNIUK (T. AIRTH ALT.)
Northern Alberta Elected LeadersR. NYGAARD, J. ZABOLOTNIUK
NLC – Community Education Committee
High Prairie
J. CHALIFOUX
Peace Airshed Zone AssociationT. AIRTH (J. ZABOLOTNIUK ALT.)
Peace Library SystemA. STEWART
PREDAG. ZAHACY (J. ZABOLOTNIUK ALT)
S.A.R.D.A.G. ZAHACY
Swan Hills Special Waste Liaison CommitteeR. MIFFLIN
Tolko Forest Resource AdvisoryJ. ZABOLOTNIUK
Northwest Species at RiskT. AIRTH, (L. MONTEITH ALT)
Water North CoalitionJ. ZABOLOTNIUK, I. WILLIER
Town Of High Prairie Committee Appointments
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Fire Budget Review CommitteeR. NYGAARD, L. MONTEITH
High Prairie & District Recreation BoardR. MIFFLIN, J. CHALIFOUX (T. AIRTH ALT.)
Library Budget Review CommitteeR. MIFFLIN, A. STEWART
Recreation Budget Review CommitteeJ. CHALIFOUX, J. ZABOLOTNIUK
Recreation Masterplan CommitteeJ. PADDON
Statutory/Agreement Appointments – Internal
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Agricultural Advisory CommitteeJ. ZABOLOTNIUK, G. ZAHACY, T. AIRTH,
D. NICHOLS, G. BLACKHURST, D. MENEICE,
B. BRAULT
Assessment Review BoardR. NYGAARD, K. MATTHEWS, D. MARX
Emergency Management CommitteeR. NYGAARD, J. ZABOLOTNIUK, R. HUNT, R. MIFFLIN
Big Lakes Emergency Management CommitteeR. MIFFLIN, R. HUNT
Economic DevelopmentR. NYGAARD, J. CHALIFOUX, R. MIFFLIN
High Prairie Airport CommitteeT. AIRTH, L. MONTEITH, R. GAUTHIER
Inter- Governmental Relations CommitteeR. NYGAARD, A. STEWART, J. CHALIFOUX, T. AIRTH
Municipal Planning CommissionALL COUNCIL
Subdivision & Development Appeal BoardK. MATTHEWS, D. MARX
Weed & Pest Control Appeal CommitteeN/A – APPOINTED IN JANUARY
Inter-Municipal Ad Hoc Committees
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Town of High PrairieR. MIFFLIN, T. AIRTH, J. CHALIFOUX
Town of Swan HillsR. NYGAARD, R. MIFFLIN, R. HUNT
Municipal District of GreenviewA. STEWART, T. AIRTH
Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130.A. STEWART, J. ZABOLOTNIUK
Municipal District of Lesser Slave RiverR. HUNT, R. NYGAARD
Northern Sunrise CountyG. ZAHACY, J. ZABOLOTNIUK