The Town of Okotoks encourages residents to get involved in the community by participating on one of Council's Boards, Committees, Commissions or Task Forces.
The time requirement as a board or committee member varies based on the board - some meet twice a month while others only meet as required. The length of each meeting can also vary significantly. Appointment terms range from 1 to 3 years; youth positions are generally one year (school term).
Your attendance at meetings is important so when considering a board to apply for, please ensure it is one that will fit your schedule. You will be expected to participate in the meetings by offering views, voting and advising Council. To ensure that confidentiality and ethical standards are maintained, citizens appointed to a board, committee or commission will be required to sign the Town of Okotoks Code of Conduct.
Council considers citizen appointments to boards and committees on an annual basis in the fall; however, vacancies also occasionally arise during the year. Annual appointments and vacancies are advertised in the Western Wheel and posted on this website. Citizens interested in participating on one of the advertised committees or boards can apply online, by email, or mail. Applicants will be contacted by Legislative Services and an informal interview with members of Town Council will be arranged. All appointments to Council’s boards and committees is done at Town Council meetings by resolution.