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 7th, 2020 meeting. If selected, volunteer responsibilities will include a commitment to attend regular committee meetings. All appointments are for a two-year term.

At this time, meetings are primarily being held virtually via Zoom or teleconference.

Applications are now being accepted for the following Advisory Boards and Committees:

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 on the 1st Monday of the month at 5:00pm.
Contact Krissy Glavin – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3214

Bi-National Public Advisory Council (BPAC)
Meets on an as needed basis at the call of the Chair.
For a full description of BPAC’s activities and mandate visit

Bluewater Trails Committee
Provides advice and recommendations to Council on the maintenance and operations of the trail system within Sarnia.
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
Contact Rachel Veilleux – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3210 –

Communities in Bloom
Helps facilitate the development of the City of Sarnia in the Communities in Bloom National Municipal Beautification program, with a focus on flowers, landscaping, gardens, beautification, and environmental awareness.
Meets the last Wednesday of the month at 12:00pm.
Contact Patti Ross – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3801 –

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.
Contact Amy Burkhart – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3366 –

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.
Contact Amy Burkhart – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3366 –

Lambton Farm Safety Association
Works to promote youth awareness of health and safety issues including education, Farm Safety Village, and research.
Contact Amy Burkhart – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3366 –

Mitton Village Community Development Advisory Committee
Informs and advises staff and City Council on opportunities
and barriers in Mitton Village that contribute or detract from the area as a vibrant place to live, work and to play.
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm.
Contact Eric Hyatt – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3285 –

Poultry and Livestock Valuator
Performs duties as required when livestock or poultry is killed or injured in the municipality.
Contact Amy Burkhart – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3366 –

Sarnia Accessibility & Advisory Committee (SAAC)
Assists Council in making it easier for people with disabilities to access City of Sarnia programs, services and facilities through the City of Sarnia Accessibility Plan.
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:00pm.
Contact Dale Mosley – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3307 –

Sarnia Environmental Advisory Committee
Advises City Council on environmental matters.
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of month from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.
Contact Patti Ross – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3801 –

Sarnia Heritage Committee
Advises City Council on the conservation of the City’s built heritage.
Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 12:00pm.
Contact Max Williams – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3293 –

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 December where they meet at the Call of the Chair. All Open Meetings start at 9:30am with closed meetings held prior to the Open Meeting.
Contact Joan Knight, Board Secretary –

Transit 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 the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at 5:00pm.
Contact David Jackson – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3279 –

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) Working Group
Responsible for developing a plan to advance the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples within the City of Sarnia.
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.
Contact Ryan Chamney – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3202 –

Additional information regarding Council appointed Boards and Committees can be found at If you would like further information, staff contacts are available to answer questions.

All applications must be received by 12:00 Noon, on Monday, November 23, 2020. Applications may be submitted using the online application form available at or in person at Customer Service, Main Floor, City Hall. You may also request a hard copy by mail by contacting the Clerk’s Office at 519-332-0330 x3263.