The Town of High River is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on several boards and committees.

High River's Manager of Legislative Services Kara Rusk says volunteering to sit on a municipal board or committee is a great way for residents to make a difference in the community.

“Boards and committees cover a wide range of topics providing an opportunity for residents to share their knowledge, experience and ideas with the town.”

Rusk says there have been recent changes to the Municipal Government Act that require specific appointments and more members for the local Assessment Review Board and Composite Assessment Review Board.

"Provincial training for volunteers will be paid for by the Town for these positions in 2019.”

She also added boards and committees are regularly engaged as a resource for Town of High River projects, or may lead projects on their own.

Term length can range from one to three years depending on the vacancy that is open.

Time commitments vary depending on the board and committee.

For example, some boards and committees only meet when required, whereas others meet on a monthly basis for approximately three to four hours.

If you are interested in applying, all board and committee descriptions, governing bylaws and application forms can be found on the Town website at

The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 31, 2018.

For more information please contact Kara Rusk by phone at 403-603-3652 or email at [email protected]

The Town is looking to fill the following vacancies:

• Arts & Culture Committee – 5 vacancies

• Assessment Review Board – 3 vacancies

• High River & District Recreation Board – 2 vacancies

• High River Library Board - 2 vacancies


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