Matters of Regional Impact

There are currently five committees of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Board formed to provide advice on matters of regional impact. Meetings are open to the public. Pursuant to SLRD Procedure Bylaw No. 1260-2012, as amended, at least 72 hours prior to a meeting, public notice of the time, place and date of the meeting will be posted on the SLRD Notice Board. At least 24 hours prior to a meeting, further public notice of the meeting will be provided by:

  • Posting a copy of the Agenda summary on the Notice Board;
  • Leaving copies of the Agenda at the reception counter at the Regional District Office; and,
  • Publishing a copy of the Agenda and the materials to which it refers on the SLRD website. 

Committee of the Whole (COW)

The Committee of the Whole (COW) is comprised of all nine board directors. The purpose of the COW to debate and discuss all regional matters not considered by other committees, and to serve as an advisory body to the SLRD Board.  

Electoral Area Directors (EAD)

The Electoral Area Directors (EAD) is a Standing Committee of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Board, comprised of all SLRD Electoral Area Directors. The EAD exists to debate and discuss rural matters such as planning, building inspection and grants-in-aid that principally affect the unincorporated communities in the electoral areas. The EAD Committee has delegated authority to make decisions on some of these matters. 

EAD Committee meetings are generally held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month (excluding statutory holidays) at 10:30 a.m. in the SLRD Boardroom at 1350 Aster Street, Pemberton, unless otherwise indicated. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

Emergency Management Organization (EMO)

The Emergency Management Organization Committee (EMO) is a Standing Committee of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Board, comprised of all SLRD Electoral Area Directors. The four electoral areas each contribute to the sub-regional Emergency Planning service. The EMO exists to debate and discuss the emergency planning service and to advise the SLRD Board on these matters.

EMO meetings are called from time to time as needed. Meetings are generally held in the SLRD Boardroom at 1350 Aster Street in Pemberton. Meetings are open to the public.

First Nations Relations Task Force (Select)

The First Nations Relations Task Force is a Select Committee of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Board, formed to provide recommendations and advice on matters related to relations with First Nations. 

Current Membership

  • Electoral Area C Director, Russell Mack
  • Electoral Area B Director, Mickey Macri
  • Village of Pemberton Director, Mike Richman
  • District of Squamish Director, Patricia Heintzman

Carbon Neutral Committee (Select)

The Carbon Neutral Committee is a Select Committee of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Board, comprised of both SLRD Board members and staff. The committee was formed in 2014 to review options for greenhouse gas reduction measures within the SLRD as well as to review carbon offset projects.

By signing on to the Climate Action Charter, the SLRD has made a commitment to become carbon neutral. This means that the operation of the local government will result in no net greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve carbon neutrality, the organization must calculate and assign a cost to its carbon emissions, adopt measures to reduce emissions, and purchase carbon offsets to “neutralize” the organization’s remaining carbon footprint. 

Current Membership

  • District of Squamish Director, Patricia Heintzman
  • Electoral Area A Director, Debbie Demare
  • Director of Planning, Kim Needham
  • Director of Engineering Services, Jeff Giffin
  • Director of Finance, Suzanne Lafrance
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