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Civic agencies

Role of civic agencies

Civic agencies help communicate community perspectives to Council and staff while advising on City priorities, projects, and initiatives. A few, like the Board of Variance or the Building Board of Appeal, have specific decision-making authority.

The generosity and expertise of volunteer civic agency members helps us to fulfill our mission to create a great city of communities that cares about our people, environment, and opportunities to live, work, play, and prosper.

Our civic agencies are appointed by City Council and made up of approximately 30:

  • Boards
  • Commissions
  • Committees
  • Panels

Most civic agencies are advisory to City Council and/or staff and some are administered by external organizations, such as the PNE or the Vancouver Public Library.

Find a civic agency

Find and learn about our various civic agencies.

Apply for a civic agency

Apply for any current civic agency vacancies.

Civic agency training

Training modules that help civic agency members understand how the City works and how civic agencies fit into the decision-making process.

Contact the City Clerk's Office

3rd Floor, City Hall
453 West 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4