The City of Pembroke has a number of committees and boards that serve the community and help advise and inform the Mayor and Councillors on matters that affect the public.
At the beginning of each term of Council, appointments are made to the City’s committees and boards. Appointments are available for the following committees and boards which each report to the standing committee of council under which they are listed.
Finance and Administration Committee Advisory Committees and Boards:
Operations Committee Advisory Committees and Boards:
Parks and Recreation Commitee Advisory Committees and Boards:
Planning and Development Committee Advisory Committees and Boards:
The Accessibility Advisory Committee is legislated by the Province of Ontario under the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (AODA) and recommends and advises City Council on matters to improve opportunities for persons with disabilities and to provide for involvement in the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to full participation in the community.
The Civic Awards Committee is responsible for the development and oversight of the civic and youth awards program. Consistent with our strategic plan, the City will recognize and celebrate leadership, personal civic commitment, and engagement in several aspects of community life. The committee will provide recommendations to Council in regards to awards for both achievement and recognition.
The purpose and mandate of the Pembroke Climate Action Advisory Committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the City’s Operations Committee related to promoting the protection, maintenance, and awareness of the environment within the community, and to provide advice concerning environmental and climate change policy, planning, and sustainability.
The City of Pembroke’s Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a tool that allows Council to direct funds and implement policy initiatives toward a specifically defined project area. Section 28 of the Planning Act gives municipalities the ability to prepare Community Improvement Plans. The City of Pembroke’s Community Improvement Plan encourages rehabilitation initiatives and stimulates development. The plan allows the City to provide tax assistance, grants or loans to assist in the rehabilitation of lands and/or buildings within the City. The Community Improvement Panel makes recommendations to Council on all CIP applications.
The purpose and mandate of the Diversity Advisory Committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the City’s Planning and Development Committee related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in Pembroke, and to advise the City on actions that can be taken to ensure Pembroke is a welcoming, safe, and diverse city for all.
The committee guides and oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of the City of Pembroke’s Emergency Management Program. The Committee recommends to Council for approval an Emergency Plan to provide the City with a strategy to protect the health, safety, welfare, environment and economic strength of residents, businesses and visitors to Pembroke in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and its regulations.
The Keeping Pembroke Beautiful Committee is made of members of the public to provide advice and recommendations to Council on matters related to beautification throughout the City. Committee members are expected to have an interest in developing and supporting beautification throughout the City for the enjoyment of the residents and visitors.
This committee provides advice and recommendations to Council on matters related to parks, open spaces, waterfront, recreational facilities, and recreational programs that reflect the needs of the community and support and encourage an active healthy lifestyle. This committee will also provide advice and recommendations on policy development, review, develop, and support community partnerships that Council may from time to time refer to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.
The Pembroke Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee (PEDTAC) will provide advice and recommendations to the Planning and Development Committee of the City of Pembroke on matters relating to the attraction, development, and retention of all business sectors within the municipality inclusive of manufacturing, commercial (personal services and retail), tourism, and home-based businesses. Consistency with the Official Plan will be the guiding light.
The City of Pembroke has a contract with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to provide for adequate and effective policing. The Board is legislated to set policies and objectives, and evaluate organizational performance.
With literacy and intellectual freedom as core principles, the purpose of the Pembroke Public Library Board is to set a strategic framework within which it can manage and control the provision of a comprehensive and efficient public library service that reflects the community’s unique needs (including French and special services as required). The board’s approach to undertaking this purpose will be in accordance with the Ontario Public Libraries Act and as further defined by the Pembroke Public Library Strategic Plan, City of Pembroke Council By-laws/Resolutions, all applicable legislation and board policies.
The Planning Advisory and Adjustment Committee is delegated by the Council of the City of Pembroke under the provisions of the Ontario Planning Act to hold public hearings to make decisions on applications submitted to the City’s Planning and Building Department for minor variances and severances and provides recommendations on rezoning applications and Official Plan amendments.
The Seniors' Affairs Advisory Committee will provide recommendations to Pembroke City Council on seniors’ issues, solicit input form the seniors’ community and promote awareness of seniors’ needs and services offered within the City of Pembroke.
Each partner municipality (City of Pembroke, Town of Petawawa, Township of Laurentian Valley, and Township of North Algona Wilberforce) appoints a member from the public who will liaise with other residents from their municipality on matters related to the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre.