RDN seeks volunteer members to sit on advisory committees

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The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is seeking volunteers to sit on several advisory committees with terms ranging from one to three years. 

The RDN said, in a release, it encourages people with experience or interest in parks, recreation, culture, agriculture, waste management, planning or drinking water and watershed protection to apply by Nov. 15.

“Volunteering on advisory committees is a meaningful opportunity for residents who wish to get more involved in their community,” said Tyler Brown, RDN chair. “The different perspectives and collective knowledge committee volunteers bring to the table are invaluable when working on wide-ranging matters that impact our region and its residents. We look forward to welcoming and collaborating with the RDN’s newest advisory committee members once appointed.” 

Committee members provide a focal point for co-operation between community interests and the regional district on local governance matters, advise on a wide range of projects and work with community and neighbourhood groups.

The regional district said it is accepting applications for the Board of Variance and the following committees: 

• Electoral Area A Parks, Recreation, and Culture Commission 

• Parks and Open Space Advisory Committees (Electoral Areas B, C, E, F, G and H) 

• Agricultural Advisory Committee 

• Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Technical Advisory Committee 

• Solid Waste Management Plan Monitoring Advisory Committee 

Community members are appointed to the committees by the regional board through an open application process. Applicants must demonstrate interest and expertise where required and be able to commit the necessary time. Appointments will begin upon board approval later this year and run until Dec. 31 of the applicable one-, two- or three-year term. 

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