Citizen Appointments to Boards and Committees - How To Apply


Many Committees of Council have citizen members that are appointed by the Council.  The Municipality will advertise all available vacancies and place notification on the County’s website, social media, and through other media as deemed appropriate by Municipal Council.  Citizen appointments shall be done through application.

If you are a civic-minded individual interested in helping to make decisions to better your community, there are several committees to which you may apply.  A committee description may be found on our website at  From the drop down menu, click on Legislative Services, then Policies. Please review the provisions specific to the committee(s) of interest to you.  

Qualifications:  applicants must be the full age of 18 years, and ordinarily resident in the County for a minimum of six (6) months prior to the date of application.  Applicants must have no outstanding taxes, fees, charges or liens owing to the Municipality at the time of appointment.  Applicants not meeting these qualifications shall not be considered for appointment.

Term of Appointment: except to the extent that the term of appointment is otherwise determined by statute, bylaw, or policy, citizen members shall be appointed for two years with the term commencing in December following each municipal general election or bi-annual election anniversary. 
Evaluation Process for Selection:  submissions will be reviewed to meet eligibility requirements.  The Nominating Committee, [along with technical staff specific to the committee(s) when needed], will review the application and prepare recommendations to Municipal Council for approval.

An application form is available on the County’s website (from the drop down menu "click" Government | Municipal Council | Application - All Committees) or you may contact the Deputy Clerk at or 902-532-2193.

Options to Submit the Application: 
Drop Box:  752 St George Street, Annapolis Royal
Mail:  P.O. Box 100, Annapolis Royal, NS  B0S 1A0
Fax:  902-532-2096

Submissions must include a completed application form AND a resume.  Submissions received after the deadline will not be accepted.  

As a committee member, you will work in a team environment; listen to and be respectful of the opinion of others; communicate effectively and constructively; and make recommendations to Council based on these decisions.  An honorarium and reimbursement of travel expenses is provided. 

If successful, you will be required to provide your SIN for payment purposes to the Compensation and Benefits Coordinator.  You will receive a T4A Form before February 28th of each year.

It is important to understand that a committee(s) may not meet during the appointment period; however, Council makes every effort to “populate” committees so as to be in a state of readiness should the need arise.

By submitting your application, you are authorizing the Municipality of the County of Annapolis to provide your qualifications to the Nominating Committee and evaluators as required to fill the citizen vacancy(ies).

For clarification or questions, please contact | 902-532-2193