Committees & Commissions

Maple Ridge has many different committees and commissions. Explore the list below to learn about their roles and responsibilities.

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The Mayor and Council are appointed to serve as directors, liaisons, or delegates to a number of agencies representing different levels of government, committees of Council, and external community groups. The guidelines for appointments and the roles and responsibilities of appointees can be found in Policy 3.10 and 3.11 (below).

Policy 3.10, Council and Staff Liaison Roles

Policy 3.11, Committees of Council

Advisory Design Panel

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Maple Ridge Advisory Design Panel provides independent advice on the form, character, massing, streetscape, design and on-site landscaping of development proposals in the community to Council. The ADP plays an important role in shaping the built environment of Maple Ridge.

Agricultural Advisory Committee

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Advisory Committee
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The Agricultural Advisory Committee advises Council on agricultural issues and engages in activities to support the agricultural sector. The Committee works in collaboration with related agencies and organizations involved in the promotion of agriculture, the protection of farmland and the recognition of the need for food security.

Alouette River Management Society (ARMS)

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Outside Agency Appointments
The Alouette River Management Society is involved in almost all aspects of watershed stewardship, including education, inventory and monitoring, habitat restoration and lobbying for the protection of aquatic habitat.

Audit & Finance Committee

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Standing Committees
The Audit & Finance Committee meets with external auditors to review the City's financial systems and matters at the City.

Board of Variance

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Independent Board
The Board of Variance is an independent body which considers requests for minor variances to the Maple Ridge Zoning Bylaw regarding the siting, size, and dimensions of buildings.

Business Improvement Association

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Outside Agency Appointments
The Business Improvement Association works to create a prosperous destination that is clean, safe and vibrant, where a diverse community of businesses and residents live, work and play.

Chamber of Commerce

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Outside Agency Appointments
The Chamber of Commerce works with community stakeholders to develop and implement diverse and sustainable economic strategies and create tools that support new and small business start up and grow.

Climate Action Committee

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Metro Vancouver Standing Committees
The Climate Action Committee is the standing committee of the Metro Vancouver Board that provides advice and recommendations on policies, bylaws, plans, programs, budgets and issues related to the Air Quality and Climate Change service, and the Environmental Planning function within Regional Planning.

Committees of Council

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Standing Committees
Statutory Committees
The Mayor and Council are appointed to serve as Directors, Liaisons or Delegates to a number of agencies representing different levels of government, committees of Council and external community groups. Information pertaining to the guidelines for appointments and the roles and responsibilities of appointees can be found in Council Policy 3.10.

Community Development & Enterprise Services Committee

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Standing Committees
The Community Development & Enterprise Services Committee was established to develop strategies to diversify the City's revenue sources through attracting investment in non-residential property tax classes, generating non-property-tax revenues, and creating the conditions necessary to attract high-value local jobs.