Learn more about the Council appointed Committees, Commissions and Boards at the City of Surrey.

Committees, Boards and Commissions meet to discuss relevant and important issues that affect Surrey residents. Some groups, such as the Environmental Advisory Committee, are formed organically, through citizen engagement. Other groups, such as the Board of Variance, are formed through a provincial mandate. In both cases, the intention of such groups is to help the City of Surrey operate as a representative, efficient and transparent local government.

Learn what each active Council, Select Committee, Advisory Board, and Staff Advisory Committee does at the City of Surrey, and access their minutes. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information posted. To access historical minutes, contact the City Clerk's office at 604-591-4132 or clerks@surrey.ca. Fees may be associated with requests for printed copies and archived materials.

See details on what the Library Board does at Surrey Libraries. The Board manages the City’s municipal libraries. Responsibilities include appointing a Chief Librarian, strategic planning and preparing an annual report for the Provincial Minister responsible subject to the terms of the Library Act.

Membership

Boards are legislated bodies, with members appointed by Council. The number and type of member make-up depends on the group. For example, Council Appointed Select Committees may contain Members of Council, engaged citizens, local experts and/or special interest representatives.

Council Appointed Boards and Commissions may contain members of the community, and members of Council.

Applying to Volunteer with a Committee, Board or Commission

The application period for select committees, commissions and boards for the 2021 term is now open. 

The submission deadline is 4:30 p.m. on November 6, 2020

Learn more information and review a list of committee vacancies currently being offered.

Meeting Schedules

Committees, Boards and Commissions generally meet monthly, depending on the group and whether there are pertinent issues on the table. Find meeting schedules, along with terms of reference, by learning about each committee, commission and board.

See committee, board and commission schedules for this week.