The Town of Slave Lake has a number of committee and board positions available on a one, two or three year basis. Town councillors execute many initiatives through these committees.
Availability of public positions are advertised for a minimum of two weeks.
For more information on committees please see:
Council Procedure Bylaw.pdf
Current Standing committees:
Lesser Slave Community Development Corporation
- The general purpose of the committee is to evaluate community futures and business development.
- Meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday in Slave Lake. The committee sets budgets, goals and objectives in regards to bylaws, works with Northern Lakes College and other teaching facilities to promote and help individuals to get started in business, and hire the Chief Executive Director and perform evaluations yearly.
- This body also provides economic development contract services jointly to the Town of Slave Lake and the Municipal District.
Lesser Slave Lake Regional Tourism
- Uses the tourism slogan “Big Lake Country” to describe our region
- One Councillor from Town sits on this board. Meets approximately six times a year to discuss regional tourism opportunities and happenings within the broader tourism community.
- The executive director is charged with the responsibility of preparing annual tourism brochures and advertising our region both provincially and globally. They also attend several trade shows and distribute information on behalf of the municipalities and tourism operators. Contact: 849-2377.
- The Society has three municipal representatives from every member municipality: one council representative, one administrative representative and one member at large. Current partners are M.D. Lesser Slave River, M.D. of Big Lakes, Town of High Prairie and the Town of Slave Lake.
- An executive is elected every year at an annual general meeting
Slave Lake Airport Services Commission
- The purpose of the committee is to ensure that the Slave Lake airport remains open, maintaining the standards and level of service.
- The committee consists of 3 members from the Town of Slave Lake and 3 from the MD.
- Each jurisdiction contributes funds to the budget.
- Meetings are generally held on an as required basis. Generally there are 4 to 6 meetings per year which are held at the Town of Slave Lake Council Chambers in the afternoons.
Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce
- This organization meets on the last Monday of every month (excluding July and August) and discusses regional business happenings and initiatives. The M.D. does not contribute to the Chamber, however, does buy an annual membership.
- Currently, the Mayor and CAO attend the hour-long lunch meetings on behalf of the Town.
Lesser Slave Lake Regional Housing Authority
- The authority is responsible for the operation of the temporary housing units for people displaced by the fire, 86 community-housing units, 47 private landlord rent supplement units, 30 self-contained seniors units and the 30 bed Vanderwell Heritage Place Lodge.
- The authority strives to provide low cost, subsidized housing to qualified applicants in the Lesser Slave Lake area.
- The authority is governed by a seven member board with representation from councils of the M.D. of Opportunity, Town of Slave Lake, M.D. 124 as well citizens at large from the MD and Town of Slave Lake, appointees of the B.E.S. Legion of Slave Lake, and a local representative of the Metis Nation of Alberta.
- Meetings are usually held once monthly in Slave Lake at Vanderwell Lodge.
- Staff of the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Housing Authority includes a CAO, one Administrative Assistant, two Maintenance people, Lodge Manager and a staff of full and part time people.
- Members need to become familiar with and develop a clear understanding of:
- Housing Act and Regulations
- Ministerial Order
- The Business Plan
- Board Member responsibilities
- Management Body’s policies, organizational structure, social house portfolio and clients characteristics
- Roles and responsibilities of CAN and employees
- Recent Board Meeting Minutes
- Financial Details of the Management Body’s operations
Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
- This is a quasi-judicial board established to hear subdivision and development related appeals.
- The board consists of two Council members and three members-at-large. According to the Municipal Government Act the board cannot have more Council members than members-at-large.
- An orientation is provided prior to the hearing of appeals so that board members understand their role on this board.
Rotary Club of Slave Lake Regional Library Board
- This group formulates policy, oversees the operation of library as well as acts as the Board’s representative to the Peace Library System
- The Board is a 10 member board. One of the representatives is a member of the Municipal District Council and another is a member-at-large who is a resident of the Municipal District. The others are from the Town.
Disaster Services Committee
- Council responsibilities before, during and after emergencies/disasters are reviewed with Council
- This committee reviews the Municipal Emergency Plans and related plans and programs.
- Council as a whole serves as the Disaster Services Committee
- Established to serve as a forum to discuss joint initiatives/issues of the Town of Slave Lake and the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River
- Three councillors from the Municipal District are appointed to sit with three councillors of the Town
Slave Lake Watershed Committee
- Essentially this committee of interested parties has been working toward sustainable development with respect to lake habitat and levels on Lesser Slave Lake. Current work involves gathering base line data so responsible decisions can be made based on science
- One councillor is required with an alternate named
Lesser Slave Regional Waste Commission
- This committee oversees the management of the Regional Landfill, formulates policy, and authorizes expenditures and budget.
- There are approximately 6 meetings per year.
- The Town of Slave Lake and M.D. of Lesser Slave River each have 3 members on the Commission with administrators attending the meetings as well.