Committees & Commissions

The Mayor and Council establish committees, commissions and other advisory bodies from time-to-time to handle matters that are brought before it for consideration. All input, decisions and recommendations received from its advisory bodies are subject to Council approval or formal ratification.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are open to the public. Notice of, and agendas for, meetings of committees and commissions are posted on the Municipality's website and on the Municipal Hall public notice board a minimum of 72 hours before the time of the meeting. If you are inquiring about a Committee meeting, please check our meeting calendar for upcoming meetings. The minutes of committee and commission meetings are forwarded to the next regularly-scheduled Council meeting for Council's review, and consideration of any resulting recommendations.

Committee Vacancies 

Agricultural Advisory Committee

Please complete and submit an application form.

Advisory Committees

Council establishes select committees to inquire into or consider any matter and then report its findings and opinions to council. North Cowichan's Select Committees Bylaw guides the establishment, structure, general procedures and terms of reference for the following advisory committees:

  • Agricultural Advisory Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Chemainus Advisory Committee
  • Community Planning Advisory Committee
  • Environmental Advisory Committee
  • Forestry Advisory Committee
  • Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
  • Sports Wall of Fame Nomination Committee
  • Quamichan Lake Water Quality Task Force

Standing Committees

The Mayor may establish a standing committee for any matter that the mayor believes would be better managed and regulated by means of such a committee. Matters are referred to the committee and then the committee reports back to council with or without a recommendation.

  • Protective Services Committee
  • Public Works Committee

Commissions

  • Joint Utilities Board
  • Athletic Commission (governed by the Athletic Commission Bylaw)

External Liaison Appointments

B.C. Forest Discovery Centre
Councillor Tom Walker

Chemainus Festival of Murals Society
Mayor Jon Lefebure

Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce
Councillor Al Siebring

Tourism Advisory Committee (City of Duncan)
Councillor Joyce Behnsen

Cowichan Communities Health Network
Councillor Joyce Behnsen

Cowichan Region Community Policing Advisory Committee Society
Councillor Joyce Behnsen

Cowichan Success-By-Six
Councillor Kate Marsh

Cowichan Valley Regional District Board
Mayor Jon Lefebure (Chair)
Councillor Tom Walker
Councillor Kate Marsh
Alternates in order:
Councillor Rob Douglas
Councillor Al Siebring
Councillor Maeve Maguire

Cowichan Valley Regional Community Safety Advisory Committee
Councillor Kate Marsh

Cowichan Valley Welcoming Communities' Advisory Committee

Councillor Maeve Maguire

Crofton Community Centre Society
Councillor Rob Douglas

Duncan - Cowichan Chamber of Commerce
Mayor Jon Lefebure

Islands Agricultural Show Steering Committee
Councillor Maeve Maguire

Island Corridor Foundation Local Government Liaison Committee
Mayor Jon Lefebure

Island Savings Centre Commission
Mayor Jon Lefebure
Councillor Tom Walker
Councillor Al Siebring
Alternates in order:
Councillor Joyce Behnsen
Councillor Kate Marsh
Councillor Maeve Maguire

Maple Bay Community Association

Councillor Maeve Maguire

Mayor's Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (City of Duncan)
Councillor Tom Walker

Social Planning Cowichan Board
Councillor Kate Marsh

Somenos Management Committee
Councillor Joyce Behnsen

Vancouver Island Regional Library Board
Councillor Kate Marsh (alternate, Councillor Tom Walker)