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Learn how to apply for a committee, commission or board to learn more about City politics and make an impact on your community.

City Committee Vacancies

Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society
- Applicants interested in the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society must include:
       1.  A committee application form;
       2.  A resume; 
       3.  A letter outlining reasons why they wish to sit on the Board;
       4.  Outline of previous boards and committees on which they have served; and
       5.  An expression of particular experience and expertise that they would bring to the Board.
- The deadline to apply to the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society is 4:30 p.m. on March 24, 2023.

Apply for the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society

Applications closed March 24, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Expression of Interest for Surrey City Development Corporation Board of Directors

The Surrey City Development Corporation (“SCDC”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the City of Surrey whose mandate is:

  1. To act as a catalyst for positive development that will support and accelerate the City of Surrey’s social, cultural, community, economic and environmental objectives;
  2. To generate revenue through its real estate activity including building an income-producing real estate portfolio; and
  3. To provide strategic real estate advice and activity in support of the City’s vision for redeveloping certain areas of the City, including the best use of surplus City-owned lands.

The City is seeking five experienced Directors to serve as independent SCDC Board Members.  These Directors will work with two additional Directors appointed from senior City of Surrey staff to direct the company as it ramps up and re-establishes its activities and operations.

Successful candidates will bring experience in residential, industrial, and commercial real estate development, development finance, corporate operations and human resources.  A solid understanding of good corporate governance is essential for these roles and familiarity with the standards of the Institute of Corporate Directors is important. 

Please note that unlike with City Committees, positions with the Surrey City Development Corporation are paid positions. 

Interested applicants can submit their resume and cover letter to

Application Criteria for Committees, Commissions and Boards

  • Applicants must not be employees of the City of Surrey
  • Applicants must live in the City of Surrey or be involved in the industry that is the essence of the Committee, Commission, Board or Task Force, as outlined in the Terms of Reference
  • Applicants should have experience or expertise that relates to the committee they are applying for
  • Applicants should be able to serve for the full term of the appointment (about 1-3 years)
  • Any additional criteria for specific advisory bodies as outlined in the Terms of Reference or applicable information package

Time Commitment

Committee members are expected to attend monthly meetings and review related documents beforehand. This can equal anywhere from 2 to 10 hours per month. Time requirements vary among the committees.

In general, most committees meet 6 to 10 times per year, in the afternoon or evening. 

Read the descriptions of the Committees, Commissions and Boards to identify which one(s) interest you.


These are volunteer positions. Successful candidates serve without compensation.

Joining a committee, commission or board is not equal to – and does not lead to – employment at the City of Surrey.

Selection Process

Applications are received by staff. Council reviews the applications and appoints members to the committees, commissions and boards. Copies of all applications will be made available to Surrey City Council, City staff and the Surrey Public Library Board for the sole purpose of making appointments and communicating with the committees, commissions and boards.

Your information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for this purpose and for contacting appointed persons with information regarding meetings.

All applicants will receive a letter from Legislative Services once the appointments have been made.