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 www.orangeville.ca at committees and boards application 

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

Completed applications must be received via regular mail to Clerk’s Division, Municipal Offices, 87 Broadway, Orangeville, ON L9W 1K1  or via email to clerksdept@orangeville.ca 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: