The Town of Orangeville has a variety of committees that advise Council on important matters. If you would like to get involved with the Town, attend a committee meeting to stay up-to-date or check back for open volunteer opportunities to sit on one of our committees.

Join a committee

At the beginning of each Council term (following a municipal election) and as vacancies occur, Council will call for applications to volunteer on a Town advisory committee.

Committee or Board Appointment Application

Please include the following information on your application:

  • name and contact information
  • committee or board that you would like to sit on
  • reasons for wanting to sit on a specific board or committee
  • type of current or previous employment
  • experience relating to the committee or board
  • educational background

Current opportunities

Orangeville Town Council appoints members of the community to various Boards and Committees that make decisions or advise Council on a variety of matters. The term of the appointment will dissolve upon final reporting to Council with respect to the adoption of the Official Plan amendment.

Official Plan Steering Committee – up to two members

The Mandate of the Official Plan Steering Committee is:

1. To provide input, guidance and recommendations regarding the Official Plan Review (OPR), based on:

  • good planning principles
  • maintaining harmony with provincial and County planning policy frameworks; and
  • planning objectives of importance to the Town

 2. To engage in public consultation throughout the Official Plan Review Process.

The Official Plan Steering Committee will accomplish its mandate as follows:

Phase 1 - Amendments and updates to policies not related to growth management or land use permissions:

  • Review draft amendments and background information and provide general guidance and input to Town staff through the completion of the Phase 1 amendment to the Plan
  • Hold meetings, as required, throughout Phase 1 of the Official Plan Review to discuss the proposed amendments to the Plan
  • Provide direction to Council with respect to the final amendment proposed for adoption to conclude Phase 1 of the Official Plan Review.

Phase 2 - Updates to growth management and allocation framework, including land use designations and use permissions:

  • Provide input and guidance to Town staff and to any consultant retained by the Town, with respect to the advancement and completion of Phase 2 of the Official Plan Review.
  • Review and provide input and comment on any draft background report(s), engagement plans and draft amendments to the Official Plan.
  • Hold meetings, as required, to review and discuss: i) amendments proposed to the plan; ii) supporting background information; and iii) comments received through public engagement and agency consultation.
  • Facilitate additional public engagement by hosting public consultation meetings and/or inviting members of the public or stakeholder group representatives to appear before the Steering Committee to provide input on the Official Plan Review.
  • Invite Town staff or agency representatives, that have subject matter expertise, to provide advice to the Steering Committee regarding the Official Plan Review. 
  • Provide direction to Council with respect to the final amendment proposed for adoption to conclude Phase 2 of the Official Plan Review.

 Application forms are available on the Town’s website at committees and boards application 

If you require further information, please contact Tracy Macdonald, Assistant Clerk, at 519-941-0440, ext 2256, email

Completed applications must be received via regular mail to Clerk’s Division, Municipal Offices, 87 Broadway, Orangeville, ON L9W 1K1  or via email to no later than 4 p.m. on August 12, 2021.

Our committees and boards

The Town of Orangeville has the following advisory committees and boards:

Governing documents

Review the following documents that help govern the policies, procedures and behaviours all boards and committees in the Town of Orangeville: