City of Regina
Saskatchewan CA

CC Committee Report

2019 Appointments to Boards and Nominations to Regina Airport Authority


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The Committee adopted a resolution to concur in the recommendation contained in the report.


Recommendation #7 does not require City Council approval.

Mayor Michael Fougere, Councillors:  Lori Bresciani (Chairperson), Sharron Bryce, John Findura, Bob Hawkins, Jason Mancinelli, Mike O’Donnell, Andrew Stevens and Barbara Young were present during consideration of this report by the Executive Committee.



The Executive Committee, at the PRIVATE session of its meeting held on February 13, 2019, considered the following report from the Administration:




1.              That Dave Towers be appointed to the Board of Revision for a term of office March 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.


2.              That Tim Gross representing Saskatchewan Housing Corporation be appointed to the Mayor’s Housing Commission for a term of office March 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021.


3.              That the following individuals be nominated to the Regina Airport Authority for a term of office as indicated below:


·                       Trent Fraser                                           May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2022;

·                       Bernadette McIntyre                            May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2022; and


4.              That the following individual’s terms currently appointed to the Regina Airport Authority be extended to April 30, 2020:


·               Jim Kilkenny

·               Tyler Willox

·               Renu Kapoor


5.              That the following individual be appointed to the Regina Public Library Board for a term of office as indicated below:


·         Olajumoke Oni                             March 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020


6.              That the members appointed to each board, committee and commission continue to hold office for the term indicated for each vacancy or until their successors are appointed.


7.              That this report be submitted to the February 25, 2019 City Council meeting.




As appointments are always contingent on the candidate remaining until their successor is appointed, business is still being conducted.



The purpose of this report is to facilitate the appointment of citizen representatives to the following committees, boards and commissions for terms specified in the report.




Executive Committee is required to nominate individuals for City Council consideration on all committees presented in this report.  The following information is provided on activities that have been carried out in preparation for the appointments:


Citizen Appointments:


Advertisements inviting interested citizens to apply for positions on boards, commissions and committees were posted on Facebook, Twitter, and and placed in the Leader Post for two consecutive weekends beginning January 5 & 12, 2019. The deadline for applications was noted as January 15, 2019. The advertisements were placed for vacancies on the following:


·         Board of Revision

·         Regina Airport Authority

·         Regina Public Library Board


A notification was sent to all citizen representatives with expiring terms of office on the Regina Airport Authority. These individuals were advised that their terms were expiring on April 30, 2019 and were invited to reapply, by completing an application on the City of Regina website.


Process for Determining Appointments:


Board of Revision


The nominating committee met to review the applications and the recommended appointment is listed in the recommendation section of this report.


Mayor’s Housing Commission


The Saskatchewan Housing Corporation submitted a letter nominating Tim Gross. The nominated representative is captured in the recommendations of the report. 


Regina Airport Authority


Executive Committee is required to nominate individuals for City Council consideration. City Council will put forward the nominations of two individuals to be the City’s representative on the Regina Airport Authority, to be nominated for a three-year term appointment.


In accordance with the Regina Airport Authority Inc. Bylaw No. 1, all terms of office for appointment members to the authority must be for a three-year term. It was identified that due to an administrative error, three current members will need to have their terms of office extended to ensure compliance with the bylaw. The three affected members are as follows and the extended terms are captured in the recommendation section of this report:


·  Renu Kapoor

·  Jim Kilkenny

·  Tyler Wilcox


Each of the current members noted above have been contacted and have agreed to continue on for the extended term of one year or less.


Regina Public Library


As directed by the Library Board, the RPL Governance Committee met to review the applications for appointment to the Board for the coming term.  The recommended appointments, including terms of office, are included in the recommendation section of this report.




Financial Implications


There are no financial implications associated with the recommendations of this report.


Environmental Implications


There are no environmental implications associated with the recommendations of this report.


Policy and/or Strategic Implications


Serving on a committee of Council is both a privilege and means for the public to communicate with Council on behalf of the community.  The time, effort and expertise members dedicate to committees of Council is invaluable and contributes significantly to the Official Community Plan Goal 2: Community Engagement 14.14.


Other Implications


The City Clerk reviewed current procedures for the citizen and organization representative committee appointment process.  To address City Council’s concerns the annual advertisement placed in the Leader Post and on the City website, highlighted diversity and gender representation on all Boards, Commissions and Committees.


Accessibility Implications


There are no accessibility implications associated with the recommendations of this report.



After City Council has finalized the appointments, the following communications will take place:


1.          All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their applications.


2.          Any incumbents who have chosen not to apply for re-appointment will be sent letters from the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, indicating appreciation for their service.




The recommendations contained in this report require City Council approval.


Respectfully submitted,





Jim Nicol, Secretary