Advisory Committees and Boards

Advisory Committees are those for which Council has a direct funding responsibility. Internal committees are established by Council and to represent Carleton Place on a variety of matters that impact the municipality.

Volunteer on a Town Committee or Board

Are you interested in how the Town works — or would you like to see a particular problem or issue addressed by the Town?

You may have the drive, interest and experience to sit on one of the Town’s appointed boards / committees. In fact, the Town may need the benefit of your informed opinion or expertise in order to work as well as possible.

Please review the qualifications and exceptions listed below before filling out the application form.

Committee and board appointments will be made at the beginning of the term of Council and are in place for the 4-year term of Council.


To be eligible to serve on most committees or boards:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older, a resident/business owner in the Town of Carleton Place, and be one of the following:
    • Canadian Citizen, or
    • Permanent Resident, a person who has been given permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada but is not a Canadian Citizen


The Environmental Advisory Committee and Parks and Recreation Committee each have two (2) student, non-voting positions and are available to persons under the age of 18.

Application Process

  • All applications are forwarded to the Committee of the Whole via the Clerk’s Office.
  • The Committee of the Whole considers all applications and submits recommendations to Town Council.
  • Town Council approves recommendations.
  • Applicants approved by Town Council will be contacted directly by Town staff.

Applications are to be submitted to:

Stacey Blair, Clerk, Town of Carleton Place

Members of the public who are interested in serving as a member of any of these Boards or Committees may fill out an application and submit to the Clerk at any time during the year.

Should a vacancy occur, applications can be reviewed by the Striking Committee.

Parks and Recreation Committee

The Parks and Recreation Committee has responsibility for the planning and operating of all Town buildings, parks and trails owned by the Town including the arena, pool, sports fields, tennis courts and other facilities and programs related to physical activities.

Staff Contact: [Joanne Henderson, Manager of Recreation and Culture](

Municipal Heritage Committee

The committee shall support the preservation or architecturally and historically significant buildings with the owner’s cooperation, and support the continuing restoration of the Town Hall. Maintain a list of historically significant properties review and comment on any renovation projects proposed on properties on the above list.

Committee Chair: Jasmine Guest


Regular Meeting Time – Second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Carleton Place & Beckwith Museum

Environmental Advisory Committee

The Carleton Place Environmental Advisory Committee provides environmental advice, recommendations and information to Council concerning all aspects of environmental issues related to public policies, programs and projects.

Committee Chair:  Colin MacDuff


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Regular Meeting Time: The first Monday of every month in the Carleton Place Public Library Boardroom

Urban Forest/River Corridor Advisory Committee

This Committee provides Council with comments on river corridor activities and/or urban forest  and communicates with the Town Council/staff on proposed development and maintenance, which may affect the river corridor and/or urban forest within the Town.

Committee Chair: [Jim McCready](

Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Committee shall advise the Council about the requirements and implementation of accessibility standards and the preparation of accessibility reports and such other matters for which the Council may seek its advice.

Committee Contact:

Library Board

The Library Board is responsible for overseeing the general operations of the Library and to provide quality library service for all sectors of the community.

Regular Meeting Time – Third Wednesday of the month or as determined by the Committee

Staff Contact: [Meriah Caswell, Manager of Library Services](

Police Services Board

To ascertain that the Town and the Provincial Police work to secure the safety of the people and property of the Town in accordance with the Ontario Police Services Act, and the Town’s agreement with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), to periodically evaluate the status of that policing, its management, and to hold accountable the OPP management if the policing and its costs are not carried out within the financial limits of our agreement with them and the Towns financial resources.

Committee Chair:

Please note, documents under the information/correspondence are available upon request. Please email