The City of Charlottetown standing committees have been adjusted slightly to provide councillors with additional learning opportunities and experience throughout the City corporation.
There are 11 standing committees with Council serving in the roles of Chair, Vice-Chair and Members at Large. The committees oversee City departments and report back to the whole Council with recommendations and resolutions for consideration.
"The overall structure is working well as are the actual terms of reference for the committees, but Council has expressed a desire to expand their knowledge and appreciation of other departments. They would like to experience working in other areas of the corporation to gain a deeper understanding of each department," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "We’re approaching mid-term, so the timing is good for these minor adjustments. The changes satisfy Council’s desire for a wider perspective and, most importantly, allow us to further strengthen our ability to offer good, solid municipal governance with a Council that is informed and engaged in all aspects of City business."
The changes include a new chairperson for the Economic Development, Tourism and Culture Committee and the Environment and Sustainability Committee. Other adjustments include new Vice-Chairs and Members-at-Large for various committee.
The committee structure, which reflects the changes, is available on the City’s website, along with the existing terms of reference for each committee. The information is available at www.charlottetown.ca by clicking on the Mayor and Council button.
Please find attached below the committee structure and terms of reference for your information.
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