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Ethics Commissioner Selection Committee

In early 2019, Surrey Council unanimously adopted a motion to consider additional accountability measures in the form of introducing an independent Ethics Commissioner. On June 10, 2019 a motion was passed to establish an independent Ethics Commissioner making Surrey the first municipality in British Columbia to do so.

The City of Surrey’s next step is to establish an “Ethics Commissioner Selection Committee” (ECSC) to assist with the search and selection of an ethics commissioner.

The ECSC will be comprised of five voting members, as follows:

  • Three Members of the Public;
  • Two City of Surrey Council Members; and
  • One Legal Professional (non-voting member).

Members of the public wishing to be considered as a candidate should meet various relevant qualifications including the following:

  • Residence and/or business interests in Surrey;
  • Willingness to submit to a criminal record review and personal interview;
  • Knowledge about, and interest in, the community;
  • Commitment to protecting fairness, avoiding conflict of interest and maintaining neutrality and objectivity; and
  • Willingness, ability and availability to meet the time commitments related to ECSC duties.

A list of all candidates will be presented to Surrey Council for their consideration later this year.

For questions regarding the Ethics Commissioner Selection Committee, please contact the City Clerk's office at 604-591-4132 or email: clerks@surrey.ca