September 16, 2021

Yellowhead County Community Board Members Wanted!

DO YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF HOURS TO SPARE A MONTH?

Yellowhead County has several official County boards whose purpose is to develop and monitor programs that are related to the organization with the goal to benefit County residents.

It doesn’t take much to VOLUNTEER and MAKE A DIFFERENCE in your community… If you’re interested, apply before October 8!

More information and applications for these boards can be found on the Yellowhead County CivicWeb Portal.

FCSS BOARD
This seven-member Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) advisory board provides advice to council and administration for the provision of preventive social services under the Family & Community Support Services Act & Regulation. The Board reviews programs for the volunteer community, seniors, adults, youth and children and reviews and approves grants to community organizations from funds budgeted by council for preventive services. This board meets 6-8 times/year on a weekday morning at the County
office in Wildwood.

LIBRARY BOARD
This five-member management board is responsible for the provision of library services to county residents. The board provides for the library services in the three rural libraries of Evansburg, Wildwood and Green Grove (Niton) as well as providing funding to the libraries in Edson and Hinton. Board members develop the annual budget, develop library policies and ensure provision of library services as per the Libraries Act of Alberta. The Board meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 9:30 AM at the Wildwood Library.

RECREATION BOARD
This nine-member advisory board provides advice to council regarding the provision of recreation and parks services. The board reviews grant applications from community groups and determines funding within certain limits. It provides recommendations to council and administration regarding recreation facilities, programs and support to groups providing recreational activities. Board meetings will occur quarterly on Mondays at 9:30 AM at the county
office in Edson.

HERITAGE ADVISORY BOARD
This five-member board provides advice to council with respect to the development and maintenance of a heritage program. The board will advise council on the development of policy, budget, short and long-term strategic planning and guidelines for funding projects, museums, community groups, businesses and individuals. This Board meets at the Wildwood county office at 9:30 AM on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 4 times a year.

AGRICULTURAL SERVICES BOARD
This five-member advisory board provides advice to council on the agricultural programs and services provided within the county. The Board advises on policy issues under the Agricultural Services Board Act, the Weed Control Act, the Pest Control Act, and other provincial statutes. This Board meets 7-8 times per year on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM in the Wildwood office.

SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD
This Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) hears all appeals from decisions of the Subdivision and Development Authority of Yellowhead County pursuant to the Municipal Government Act.
This Board meets at Yellowhead County’s administration office in Edson as required. This is a four-year term ending Oct. 31, 2025.
Training required. All SDAB training costs are covered.

Training costs covered.
Expenses reimbursed and honorariums offered.

More information and applications for these boards can be found on the Yellowhead County CivicWeb Portal.