City Committee volunteer opportunities

City Council welcomes applications from citizens interested in volunteering their time, sharing their expertise and helping their community. We encourage you to submit an application. If you are considered for a position, the City Clerk’s department will advise you of the selection process.

The City is currently accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the committee below:

Advisory Design Panel (ADP) (one (1) member with physical challenges with a term expiring December 31, 2020): The ADP will advise Council regarding design quality with respect to the built environment of the City, and specifically, to provide comments and suggestions for improving the design quality of development permit and duplex applications for new and redevelopment projects in White Rock.

Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) (one (1) member): The White Rock Housing Advisory Committee will provide advice to Council regarding potential housing and affordable housing policies, tools, incentives and partnerships that support a range of housing options and affordability levels in the City of White Rock.  The Committee will also assist the Planning and Development Services Department in completing the Official Community Plan Review, Zoning Bylaw Update and preparing a Housing Needs Report.

Seniors Advisory Committee (SAC) (one (1) member with a term expiring December 31, 2020): The mandate of the Seniors Advisory Committee will be to consider and evaluate issues referred to it from City Council. It will also initiate research on matters deemed to be of concern to local seniors and will submit recommendations to Council.

White Rock Sea Festival Committee (SFC) (up to three (3) members with a term expiring December 31, 2020): The White Rock Sea Festival Committee is mandated by City Council to organize, promote, and host a high profile elite caliber summer festival called the White Rock Sea Festival. 

Complete applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Application Criteria

  • Applicants must not be employees of the City of White Rock.
  • Applicants who live in the City of White Rock will be considered first (unless otherwise noted in the terms of reference).
  • Applicants should be able to serve for the full term of the appointment. A full-term consists of one year unless otherwise noted in the terms of reference.

Time Commitment

Time requirements vary among the Committees. Most Committees however, meet once a month in the day or evening for no more than two (2) hours. Some Committees may meet less frequently. In general, Committees do not meet in August or December.


As these are volunteer positions successful candidates serve without remuneration.

Application Process

  • Carefully review the mandate for each select committee and task force and identify which ones interest you. 
  • Download and complete the application (PDF) form available online. 
  • All applications should include a resume or cover letter.
  • Applications should be marked to the attention of the City Clerk.

The information submitted will be considered by Council as part of the appointment process. Once the decisions have been made, all applicants will be contacted with respect to their submissions.

Applications can be submitted via any of the following methods:

  • Email the Clerk’s Office (
  • Mail or hand delivered to:
           Clerks Department, City of White Rock
           15322 Buena Vista Avenue
           White Rock, BC.  V4B 1Y6

How Appointments Are Made

Appointments are made by City Council in December. Appointments are for 2-year terms unless otherwise indicated by Council. Terms are generally from January 1st to December 31st.

Applicants will receive a letter advising of Council’s decision once the appointments have been made.

*Note: Copies of all applications will be made available to White Rock City Council and required staff for the sole purpose of making appointments and communicating with the Boards, Committees, Commissions and Panels. 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.

For more information please contact the Clerk’s Office at:

The City of White Rock Council establishes Committees, Commissions, and other advisory bodies from time to time to ensure opportunities for input from specified groups or members of the general public.