Council Appointed Boards and Committees

The Town of Ponoka works closely with community members who voluntarily serve on Council advisory committees. Council Advisory Committees provide insight and recommendations to Council about civic matters in Ponoka. 

Serving on a Council Advisory Committee is a great way to contribute to our community and help make Ponoka an even better place to live.

Current Openings

  • Ponoka Library Board - application deadline is Wednesday, December 7.

To Apply 

To apply, please submit a completed Committee Application Form to the Town of Ponoka in one of the following ways:

  • By mail to 200, 5604 50 St, Ponoka, AB, T4J 1G5.
  • By email to legislativeservices@ponoka.ca.
  • In person at the Town Office during business hours or using the drop box just inside the doors on the west side of the Ponoka Civic Centre from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).

To view a full copy of Council Committees Bylaw No. 455-21, please click here. Please review the Board and Committee Code of Conduct to learn about the regulations in place for Committee members.

Council Advisory Committees

This committee’s mandate includes:

  • Strengthening and increasing recreational opportunities for all residents of the community of Ponoka;
  • Acts as a liaison and advises Council on matters pertaining to the use of services, facilities, programs and special events;
  • Receive and review capital requests for new and existing recreational facilities;
  • Consider and recommend initiatives that will serve to enhance and support the Town’s strategic priorities for growth and economic health;
  • Consider ideas regarding the enhancement and redevelopment of downtown; and
  • Increase the identity and profile of downtown while maintaining the historical significance of Ponoka’s downtown.

To read Bylaw No. 455-21 which establishes the Community Enhancement Committee, click here

This committee continues in its current role as a valuable resource to Council. 

This committee’s mandate includes:

  • Provide community feedback to the R.C.M.P. and Chief Administrative Officer concerning policing strategies and activities;  
  • Represent the interests and concerns of the public and Council to the Officer in Charge;
  • Provide advice and make recommendations to Council relating to policing matters; and 
  • Participate in the development of a yearly plan of priorities and strategies for municipal policing, to be submitted to Council.

To read Bylaw No. 455-21 which establishes the Police Advisory Committee, click here.

Council appoints community members to sit on the Ponoka Jubilee Library Board. The Library Board, subject to any enactment that limits its authority, has full management and control of the municipal library and shall, in accordance with the regulations, organize, promote and maintain comprehensive and efficient library services in the municipality and may cooperate with other boards and libraries in the provision of those services. 

To read Bylaw No. 366-16 which establishes the Ponoka Jubilee Library Board, click here

This committee will provide oversight and monitor the progress of the Council’s Strategic Plan. All members of Council sit on this committee. 

To read Bylaw No. 455-21 which establishes the Priorities and Initiatives Committee, click here