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Council Appointed Boards and Committees

The City of Sarnia is looking for individuals interested in engaging on civic matters and providing ideas and constructive input to help shape City policy and decisions on a broad range of issues. We are looking for representation from a diverse group of individuals who possess various skills, expertise and experience to make recommendations on a number of important civic matters.

Sarnia City Council will consider citizen appointments to the following Boards and Committees at its December 17th, 2018 meeting. If selected, volunteer responsibilities will include a commitment to attend regular committee meetings. All appointments, with the exception of the Committee of Adjustment, are for a 2 year term.

All applications must be received by 12:00 Noon, on Monday, November 19, 2018. Applications must be submitted using the online application form available at https://clerks.smartsarnia.com or in person at the Clerk’s Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall.


Arena Advisory Committee

Provides advice, assistance, guidance, and information to Council and Staff in order to implement the recommendations contained within the 2015 Arena Management Study. The committee is comprised of two citizens with no direct affiliation to any arena user groups as well as one representative from each of the following user groups: Sledge Hockey, Boys Hockey, Girls Hockey, AAA Hockey, Figure Skating, Adult Hockey, Jr. A Hockey, Jr. B Hockey and Lacrosse. If you are applying as a representative of a user group, a letter of endorsement from the user group must accompany the application.

Meets approximately once per month.


Bi-National Public Advisory Council (BPAC)

Meets on an as needed basis at the call of the Chair. For full description of BPAC’s activities and mandate visit www.friendsofstclair.ca


Bluewater Trails Committee

Provides advice and recommendations to Council on the maintenance and operations of the trail system within Sarnia. Meets monthly at City Hall.


Committee of Adjustment (4 year term)

A quasi-judicial tribunal that grants minor variances from the provisions of the Zoning By-law, to permit extensions or enlargements to buildings and structures and gives consent to an owner of land who wishes to sell, convey or transfer an interest in "part" of their land (i.e. creation of a new lot, lot addition, easement), under the authority of the Planning Act.

Meets monthly at City Hall.


Court of Revision Under the Drainage Act

Hears appeals on assessments relative to the portion of the cost of a proposed drainage work. Drainage Act training will be provided to successful applicants.

Meets on an as needed basis at City Hall.


Fence Viewers 

Arbitrates disputes between land owners regarding the construction and/or maintenance of fences on the property line between their respective properties.

Performs duties as required.


Lambton County Historical Society

Meets to stimulate interest, collect, preserve, exhibit and publish historical documents in order to allow our historical past to be retained.

Meets monthly, with the exception of July, August and December in different locations throughout the County.


Lambton Farm Safety Association

Works to promote youth awareness of health and safety issues including education, Farm Safety Village, and research.

Meets evenings at the Wyoming Fire Department, with a total of 6 to 8 meetings per year at the call of the Chair.


Planning Advisory Committee

Advises Council and Staff on community and land use planning matters.

Meets monthly at City Hall.


Poultry and Livestock Valuator

Performs duties as required when livestock or poultry is killed or injured in the municipality.


Sarnia Accessibility & Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Provides advice to Sarnia City Council on matters pertaining to the City of Sarnia’s delivery of services to persons with disabilities, as defined under the ODA, AODA and subsequent standards.

Meets monthly at City Hall.


Sarnia Environmental Advisory Committee

Advises City Council on environmental matters.

Meets monthly at City Hall.


Sarnia Heritage Committee

Advises City Council on the conservation of the City’s built heritage.

Meets monthly at City Hall.


Sarnia Police Services Board

Responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services in the municipality as outlined in the Police Services Act.

Meets the 4th Thursday of each month, except July, August and November where they meet at the Call of the Chair. All Open Meetings start at 9:30am with closed meeting held prior to the Open Meeting.


Transit Accessibility and Advisory Committee

Initiates strategies for public transportation services provided by Sarnia Transit aimed at providing accessible, reliable, professional and affordable services to the citizens of Sarnia.

Meets every other month at City Hall.


United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)Working Group

Advises Council on the planning and implementation of United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) within the City of Sarnia.

Meets one Wednesday per month at First Nations in Lambton County.



If you would like further information, staff contacts are available to answer questions.

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