An Introduction to Highlands East's Advisory Committees

The residents of Highlands East now have a second venue to create improvement and provide their input into areas of great importance. Council has established five new advisory committees that will look at current, historic, and future needs of the municipality. The committees will provide input into how municipal policy will be shaped for the betterment of the area. The scope of each committee is vast and specific to the enhancement and improvement of Highlands East. Composition of the committees vary with anywhere from 5-7 volunteers, with one member of Council acting as Chair, municipal staff in advisory roles where needed and an administrative secretary.

New Advisory Committees:

  • Affordable Housing and Grants
  • Economic Development and Business
  • Trails
  • Environment and Green Energy
  • Recreation and Culture

Meetings are open to the public and you are invited to attend. Committee mandates and meeting details are as follows:

Affordable Housing and Grants

Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00PM in the Municipal Office in Cardiff at 2778 Monck Road.

Mandate:
The Affordable Housing and Grants Committee is a committee appointed by Council to seek opportunities for housing development for the Municipality and to promote these opportunities.

Economic Development and Business

Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM in the Council Chambers in Wilberforce at 2249 Loop Road.

Mandate:
The Economic Development and Business Committee is a committee appointed by Council to promote and facilitate ongoing communication and cooperation among community partners with respect to economic development matters pertaining to business retention and expansion, marketing and tourism and other specific projects identified by Council.

Trails

Meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM in the Council Chambers in Wilberforce at 2249 Loop Road.

Mandate:
The Trails Committee is a committee appointed by Council to promote, develop and market the trails systems.

Environment and Green Energy

Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00PM in the Municipal Office in Cardiff at 2778 Monck Road.

Mandate:
The Environment and Green Energy Committee is a committee appointed by Council to seek and promote opportunities in the field of alternative energy for residential, commercial and municipal buildings, and also include landfill opportunities. The EGE Committee will prepare educational material, in a user friendly format, that will provide information and product sources for the public.

Recreation and Culture

Meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM in the Council Chambers in Wilberforce at 2249 Loop Road.

Mandate:
Through the promotion of recreation and cultural facilities and services, The Municipality of Highlands East will enhance the quality of life for all its residents.

For more information, please download By-Law 2013.13 Establishing Advisory Committees below.

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