Published on October 27, 2020

Make a Difference: Serve on a Civic Agency or Board

Civic Agency Intake 2021

St. Albert is known for its small-town feel and friendly character, which have been preserved while the city has grown. Do you want to make a difference in our city? Do you want to have more of a say in how we evolve? Now is your chance!

Volunteer Highlight: Jim Raso, Long Service Recognition 2020

Jim RasoJim Raso has served on many of the City of St. Albert’s civic committees; Jim started giving to his community on the Library Board, the Affordable Housing Advisory Board, and is currently at the start of his service to the Policing Committee, for which he has been a strong and active member.

When asked what inspired him to serve on a City of St. Albert committee, Jim replied, “Our family enjoys living in St Albert. I had volunteered with other organizations and found it very satisfying, so thought I would take a shot with St. Albert agencies and have not been disappointed. I have the opportunity to meet some very interesting people, to learn much more about issues facing the City and how it operates and to take part in stimulating discussion with thoughtful people.”

Jim models professionalism in all aspects of his role. He does his homework, comes prepared, and is not afraid to ask tough questions. He cares about our community and it shows through his thoughtful contributions in helping to ensure St. Albert continues to be one of the safest and most inclusive cities in Canada. Jim's fellow board and committee members are thankful for his many contributions to our community.

You too can serve on a civic agency to provide guidance to City Council and assist in civic operations. These volunteers provide a vital service that impacts and helps to shape our community. You can offer your voice to decisions that directly impact our city.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about municipal government processes, gain more leadership experience and become more involved in our society. Any resident with an interest in serving the community is encouraged to apply.

Committees/Boards Accepting Applications

Committee  / BoardMeeting FrequencyTermVacancies
Arts Development Advisory CommitteeTo be determined1 or 2 years9 members
Assessment Review BoardAutumn, as needed4 years4 members
Community Services Advisory Committee4th Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
1, 2 or 3 years
(at the discretion of Council)
4 adult members
2 youth members (age 16 – 24 as of Sept 1/20)
COVID-19 Recovery Task ForceBi-weekly Wednesdays
10 a.m.
1 year1 member
Environmental Advisory Committee4th Thursday
6 p.m.
2 years2 members
Internal Audit Steering CommitteeAs RequiredUp to 2 years
(at the discretion of Council)
1 member
Library Board3rd Wednesday
7 p.m.
3 years2 members
(1 youth age 18 - 24 at time of appointment 
& 1 adult member)
Policing Committee1 evening per month to be determinedUp to 3 years4 members
Seniors’ Advisory Committee4th Thursday
2:30 p.m.
1 or 2 years8 members
(age 55 + as of Sept 1/20)
Subdivision and Development Appeal BoardBi-weekly Wednesdays
6 p.m.
2 years3 members
Youth Advisory Committee1st Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
1 or 2 years
(at the discretion of Council)
9 members
(Youth age 14 – 24 yrs as of Sept 1/20)

How to Apply

To access the online application form and Civic Agency Information Package, visit:

Applications and accompanying resumes must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2020.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please email

Thank you for your interest!

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Last edited: October 28, 2020