Big Lakes County’s boards and committees play an important role in the operations of the County. Unlike Council, members of these bodies are appointed, not elected. Some of the boards and committees require members to meet specific qualifications, such as residency in the County, or have a specific area of expertise. But while each body differs in its area of responsibility and requirements for appointment, they all have one common requirement: they depend on citizens willing to serve their municipality.

 

Council representatives sitting on boards and committees affiliated with Big Lakes County are appointed at the annual organizational meeting. Appointments to boards and committees can vary from one to three years.

 

Committees can play a bigger role in making decisions on issues for Council. If Council wants a committee to make decisions, they may delegate some of their powers to the committee. If a committee makes a decision delegated to it by Council, it is then as if the council made the decision itself. Some council decisions, such as passing bylaws or adopting the budget, cannot be delegated.

Statutory/Agreement Appointments – External Committee
Alberta CareL. MONTEITH (R. MIFFLIN ALT.)
Alberta North Central Alliance (ANCA)R. NYGAARD, R. MIFFLIN
Barrhead Social HousingR. HUNT
Big Lakes County Library BoardJ. ZABOLOTNIUK, R. HUNT, L. SHELP, M. WILLIER, J. SHELDON, S. BLACHA , K. MOORE
Children’s Resource CouncilA. STEWART
Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake RegionR. MIFFLIN
CHWC Community Partnership Committee A. STEWART
F.C.S.S. Advisory CommitteeA. STEWART, R. HUNT, L. PANASIUK
Golden Triangle ConsortiaJ. CHALIFOUX
Grouard/Peace River Trail CommitteeR. MIFFLIN
Heart River HousingA. STEWART (J. CHALIFOUX ALT.)
High Prairie Aboriginal Interagency J. CHALIFOUX
High Prairie Chamber of CommerceR. MIFFLIN
High Prairie Library BoardA. STEWART
High Prairie Regional Landfill Authority L. MONTEITH (R. MIFFLIN ALT.)
High Prairie Seed Cleaning Co-opJ. ZABOLOTNIUK (G. ZAHACY ALT.)
Little Smoky Recreation A. STEWART, J. ZABOLONIUK (G. ZAHACY ALT.)
Lesser Slave Lake Forest Resource Advisory R. MIFFLIN
Lesser Slave Watershed Council J. ZABOLOTNIUK (T.AIRTH ALT.)
Northern Alberta Elected LeadersR. NYGAARD, J. ZABOLOTNIUK
NLC – Community Education Committee High PrairieJ. CHALIFOUX
Peace Airshed Zone Association T. AIRTH, (J. ZABOLOTNIUK ALT.)
Peace Library System A. STEWART
PREDAG. ZAHACY (J. ZABOLOTNIUK ALT)
S.A.R.D.AG. ZAHACY
Swan Hills Special Waste Liaison CommitteeR. MIFFLIN
Tolko Forest Resource Advisory CommitteeJ. ZABOLOTNIUK
Northwest Species at RiskT. AIRTH, (L. MONTEITH ALT)
Water North Coalition J. ZABOLOTNIUK, I. WILLIER
Town Of High Prairie Committee Appointments
Fire Budget Review CommitteeR. NYGAARD, L. MONTEITH
High Prairie & District Recreation Board R. MIFFLIN, J. CHALIFOUX (T. AIRTH ALT.)
Library Budget Review Committee R. MIFFLIN, A. STEWART
Recreation Budget Review CommitteeJ. CHALIFOUX, J. ZABOLOTNIUK
Recreation Masterplan Committee J. PADDON
Statutory/Agreement Appointments – Internal
Agricultural Advisory CommitteeJ. ZABOLOTNIUK, G. ZAHACY, T. AIRTH
Assessment Review Board R. NYGAARD, K. MATTHEWS, D. MARX
Emergency Management CommitteeR. NYGAARD, J. ZABOLOTNIUK, R. HUNT, R. MIFFLIN
Big Lakes Regional Emergency Management CommitteeR. MIFFLIN, (R. HUNT ALT)
Economic Development R. NYGAARD, J. CHALIFOUX, R. MIFFLIN
High Prairie Airport Committee T. AIRTH, L. MONTEITH, R. GAUTHIER
Inter- Governmental Relations CommitteeR. NYGAARD, A. STEWART, J. CHALIFOUX, T. AIRTH
Municipal Planning Commission ALL COUNCIL
Intermunicipal Subdivision & Development Appeal BoardK. MATTHEWS, D. MARX
Weed & Pest Control Appeal Committee N/A – APPOINTED IN JANUARY
Inter-Municipal Ad Hoc Committees
Town of High PrairieR. MIFFLIN, T. AIRTH, J. CHALIFOUX
Town of Swan HillsR. NYGAARD, R. MIFFLIN, R. HUNT
Municipal District of GreenviewA. STEWART, T. AIRTH
Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130.A. STEWART, J. ZABOLOTNIUK
Municipal District of Lesser Slave River R. HUNT, R. NYGAARD
Northern Sunrise County G. ZAHACY, J. ZABOLOTNIUK