Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) Public Advisory Committee recruiting new members
The NPCA’s Public Advisory Committee (PAC) was established in 2014 and consists of citizen representatives from various watershed sectors, who provide collaborative, local sector-based perspectives on specific projects/programs and other conservation authority matters, as determined by the NPCA Board of Directors or its staff. For nearly a decade, the voluntary group of PAC members have been instrumental in providing valuable input to the NPCA.
The updated Terms of Reference (External link) for the PAC was approved by the NPCA Board of Directors at their Annual General Meeting on February 17, 2023.
The NPCA is recruiting members to fill all the representative seats for 2023-2026 term, with meetings typically happening 4 times per year. If you are interested in gaining experience, providing advice on local environmental/watershed matters of community interest, and being part of a multi-stakeholder committee, please consider joining us!
Applications are now being accepted to fill the following representative seats:
- Academic/Science/Research (1)
- Agriculture (2)
- Business/Industry (1)
- Conservation Areas user and/or volunteer (1)
- Development/Building (1)
- Environment (1)
- Planning (1)
- Public-at-Large (up to 3)
- Urban Indigenous (1)
- Youth (1)
- First Nations (2), appointed by First Nations with Treaty or historical affiliation to the watershed
- Métis citizen (1), appointed by Niagara Regional Métis Council
Interested in joining the Public Advisory Committee? Follow these next steps!
- Learn about the NPCA including the 2021-2031 Strategic Plan
- Review the Terms of Reference (External link)
- Determine the seat that interests/fits you
- Submit your application by March 26, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (External link)
Applications will be reviewed by an NPCA staff working group and successful applicants will be selected based on the quality and relevance of the application as it pertains to the vacancy posting, and the candidates ability to meet the roles and expectations of members. Recommended candidates will be contacted by staff and submitted to the NPCA Board of Directors for appointment.
The NPCA maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity and recognizes that diversity is a source of strength and works to champion inclusive attitudes and approaches to recruitment that lead to full and meaningful participation.