The City of St. Catharines values the opinions of its residents and the organizations that help make this a dynamic community in which to live.
The City of St. Catharines has, or is involved with, several associations, boards and committees to help address specific issues, including:budgets, festivals, accessibility and downtown revitalization.
Associations, boards and committees made up of residents and organization and City representatives also provide information that can assist elected officials in their decision making process.
Please click on the appropriate link in the menu on the left to find out more information about a specific association, board or committee.
The start of a new term of council usually means that Associations, Boards and Committees of City Council will begin seeking representatives from the community.
However, a task force comprised of representatives from City Council and City staff will first review all existing Associations, Boards and Committees to determine if they are meeting the needs of residents and the municipality.
Associations, Boards and Committees have not undergone a complete review in some time. Due to the scope and magnitude of the various committees, obtaining quorum has become increasingly difficult and often the degrees of responsibilities and mandates overlap between committees. As a result, a review of the relevancy, effectiveness and mandate for all the committees is necessary.
A report was to go to Council Jan. 26 with recommendations for Associations, Boards and Committees. However, more time is required to go through the groups; therefore, the report has been delayed until the beginning of March.
Once the list of Associations, Boards and Committees has been established, City staff will arrange a Citizen Engagement Fair where residents can learn more about the committees and apply for membership. It's expected that the Citizen Engagement Fair will take place in February. Information on the fair will be published as soon as it's available.