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Regional District of Nanaimo needs volunteers for advisory committees

Interested residents are encouraged to apply until Nov. 15

The Regional District of Nanaimo seeks volunteers to sit on several advisory committees to have a say on parks and recreation, agriculture, waste management, planning, or drinking water and watershed protection.

Members of the public who have experience in those areas or interest in the committee work are encouraged to apply by Nov. 15.

“Volunteering on advisory committees is a meaningful opportunity for residents who wish to get more involved in their community,” said Tyler Brown, RDN chairperson, in a press release. “The different perspectives and collective knowledge committee volunteers bring to the table are invaluable when working on wide-ranging matters that impact our region and its residents.”

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Committee members provide a focal point for co-operation between community interests and the RDN on local governance matters, advise on a wide range of projects and work with community and neighbourhood groups.

This year, the RDN is accepting applications for the board of variance as well as several committees that include:

• Electoral Area A Parks, Recreation, and Culture Commission

• Parks and Open Space Advisory Committees (Electoral Areas B, C, E, F, G and H)

• Agricultural Advisory Committee

• Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Technical Advisory Committee

• Solid Waste Management Plan Monitoring Advisory Committee

Community members are appointed to the committees by the RDN board through an open application process.

Applicants must demonstrate interest and expertise where required and be able to commit the necessary time. Appointments will begin upon board approval later this year and run until Dec, 31 of the applicable one-, two- or three-year term.

For more information and the application form, visit rdn.bc.ca/board-appointments.

— NEWS Staff

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