Current Board and Advisory Committee Vacancies

The Township of Hamilton encourages resident involvement through a variety of boards and advisory committees. Boards and advisory committees provide valuable advice and recommendations to Council on specific subjects as defined by board / committee Terms of References. 

Board and advisory committee members are appointed by Council at the start of a new term of Council following an election every four (4) years. Member terms of office are four (4) years in length and expire at the end of Council's term. 

The Township is currently recruiting volunteers who are interested in becoming citizen members of local boards and advisory committees. 


To be eligible to participate as a board or advisory committee member, applicants must be:

  • A Township of Hamilton resident and/or property owner.
  • For the Accessbility Advisory Committee, as per the Committee requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), applicants must also identify as having a disability or represent those with disabilities to be eligible. 
 The Township of Hamilton's advisory committee and local board meetings are governed by:
Current Board / Advisory Committee Vacancies
 The following advisory committees are currently seeking applicants:
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
Apply to be a Board / Committee Member

To apply for an advisory committee vacancy, please complete the Committee / Board Application form and return it to the Clerks Department by:

  • Drop off or mail to the Municipal Office at PO Box 1060, 8285 Majestic Hills Drive, Cobourg, ON K9A 4W5
  • By email

For questions about advisory committees or citizen appointments, please contact the Clerks Department.

Boards and Committees Overview & Terms of Reference

The Terms of References for each Advisory Committee were reviewed and approved by Council at the December 20, 2022 Council meeting. 

Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Accessibility Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to increase public awareness of the Accessibility Plan, to identify, remove and prevent barriers for future and continued accessibility. The majority of the members of the Committee must be persons with disabilities or who represent people with disabilities.

Accessibility Advisory Committee Terms of Reference - 2022-2026

Committee of Adjustment
The Committee of Adjustment  meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. to review and consider applications for severances (consents) and minor variances.
Community Recognition Awards Advisory Committee

To provide input and recommendations, and to complete applications or the nominations of individuals or groups of the Township who qualify for awards or recognition through any of the various recognition or awards programs offered locally, provincially, federally or privately through professional associations, non-profits, or private businesses / organizations.

Community Recognition Awards Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

Environment and Climate Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Environment and Climate Advisory Committee is to promote the protection, maintenance and awareness of the natural environment within the township community, and to provide advice concerning environmental and climate change policy, planning, and actions to be undertaken by Township of Hamilton Council and staff concerning climate change and other environmental matters within municipal jurisdiction.

Environment and Climate Advisory Committee Terms of Reference - 2022-2026

Fence Viewers Committee

The Fence Viewer Committee is established for the arbitration of disputes between adjoining owners about fences on their common property boundary.

Heritage Advisory Committee

The Heritage Advisory Committee works to provide and prepare the criteria for the evaluation of properties of architectural/historical value (or cultural heritage); to increase public awareness of heritage conservation; prepare a yearly report of activities and to keep the register of historic properties up to date.  The Committee advises and assists Council on all matters relating to buildings and areas of cultural heritage value and in regard to cultural heritage resources.

Heritage Advisory Committee Terms of Reference - 2022-2026

Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee will make recommendations to Council on the programming and utilization of the parks and facilities that meet the greater need of the residents of the Township and Community user groups. 

Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Terms of Reference - 2022-2026

Police Services Board

The Police Services Board is a five member board consisting of (2) two Council Members, (1) one Community Representative and (2) two Provincially appointed Representatives.  The Board meets monthly and works with the Ontario Provincial Police in setting up policing priorities for the Municipality.

Police Services Board

Property Standards Appeals Committee

The Property Standards Appeals Committee meets on an as-needed basis to hear appeals involving orders issued against an owner due to the standard or condition of a property.