Advisory Groups

Municipal committees are groups of volunteers who meet to discuss and help make decisions on issues that affect the community.

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Advisory Commission for Persons with Disabilities

Members meet monthly to discuss ideas for a barrier-free community to help improve the quality of life for all in Kitimat.
This commission is made up of eight members:
• Seven members of the public
• One Council member

Advisory Planning Commission (APC)

Members meet monthly to help advise Council on development applications, Official Community Plan amendments, and other planning and land use matters.
APC is made up of nine members with Council and School Board sitting as non-voting members:
• One Council member
• One School Board representative
• Seven members of the public

APC meetings are usually held the third Thursday of every month at 5:00 p.m. in the District of Kitimat main office.  The public is welcome to attend APC meetings.  Before 4:30 p.m. of the meeting day, please contact Community Planning and Development at 250-632-8900 or email us to obtain WebEx login information.  


APC Meeting - 23 June 2022

APC Meeting - 12 May 2022
APC Meeting - 20 April 2022
APC Meeting - 17 February 2022

APC Meeting - 19 January 2021 



20 April 2022 
17 February 2022


12 December 2021
22 July 2021

Board of Variance (BOV)

BOV members meet as needed to hear appeals from property owners who wish to change property siting requirements set by zoning regulations.
The board has three members, all selected by Council.
Board members must:
• Be able to appreciate community and neighbourhood aesthetics
• Be able to read construction drawings
• Have good knowledge of building procedures and materials

Council Appointments to Committees - 2023

View the 2023 District of Kitimat - Council Appointments to Committees here.  

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

This committee will provide feedback and input to a Project Team identifying strengths and gaps in municipal programs and policies from an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens.

Downtown Design Panel

Panel members meet as needed to review and make recommendations on development permit applications for new construction and renovations in the Downtown Revitalization Area.
The panel is made up of four members:
• Two Advisory Planning Commission members
• Two downtown merchants
Development in the downtown area follows the Downtown Design Guidelines and colour palette.

Energy, Emissions and Solid Waste Advisory Committee

Members will meet a minimum of three times per year with additional meetings held on an as required basis.  The committee is made of up of ten members.

  • Role of the Commission: To provide informed recommendations identified by staff and/or Council and related to the matters of the Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) and the Solid Waste Management Strategy Action Plan (SWAP).

Housing Committee (HC)

Members make recommendations to Council for the annual budget, five year capital plan, Official Community Plan, and housing programs and policies.
Committee members are selected by Council and include one person from each of the following:
• Advisory Commission for Persons with Disabilities
• Multi-Family Landlords
The HC was established in April 2012. The mandate at the time was to complete a Housing Needs Assessment. The mandate has been expanded and extended. The Commitee reviews housing policies and projects referred by Kitimat Council, and provided input to the planning process developed for the 2020 Housing Action Plan and Needs Assessment.


Leisure Services Advisory Commission (LSAC)

Members meet monthly to discuss and make recommendations on issues affecting Kitimat's recreational needs.
The commission is made up of eight members:
• Five members of the public
• One member of Council
• One Mount Elizabeth Secondary School student
• One School Board member

Tourism Advisory Committee

The purpose of this form is to provide information, which will assist in selecting individuals to serve on the Kitimat Tourism Advisory Committee. Please complete the form (which can be found here) outlining your relevant experience, and interest in participating on the Tourism Advisory Committee.

You may wish to address the following:
● Outline of skills, attributes and/or qualification that you feel would benefit the Committee
● List of relevant professional association memberships
● History of community engagement
Once the form is completed, and signed, by the applicant seeking appointment, please submit completed applications, via email, to:

Traffic Committee

Traffic Committee members help with traffic issues in the community and makes recommendations to Council to improve transportation.
The committee consists of:
• Director of Community Planning and Development
• Director of Engineering Services
• One member of Council
• RCMP Representative
• Two professional drivers


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