City of Regina
Saskatchewan CA

CC Committee Report
CR19-103
Approved as Amended
Nov 25, 2019 5:30 PM

2020 Citizen & Organization Appointments to Committee

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – NOVEMBER 13, 2019

 

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

 

Recommendation #12 does not require City Council approval.


Mayor Michael Fougere, Councillors:  Jerry Flegel (Chairperson), Lori Bresciani, Sharron Bryce, John Findura, Bob Hawkins, Jason Mancinelli, Joel Murray, 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 November 13, 2019, considered the following report from the Administration:

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

1.      That the following individuals be appointed to the Accessibility Advisory Committee for terms of office indicated below:

 

Amy Alsop                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Bernadine Flaman                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Shae Sackman                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Allard Thomas                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

Ashley Nemeth                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022

Dylan Morin                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022

Jennifer Cohen                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022

 

2.      That the following individuals be appointed to the Board of Police Commissioners for terms of office indicated below:

 

Vic Pankratz                                           January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Jada Yee                                                        January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

 

3.      That the following individuals be appointed to the Board of Revision for a term of office as indicated below:

 

Regan Kizlyk                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Madlin Lucyk                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

Erica Pederson                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Randy Schellenberg                            January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022

Daniel Falayi                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

 

4.      That the following individuals be appointed to the Development Appeals Board for a term of office as indicated below:

 

Daniel Hebert                                           January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022

Evan Markewich                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022

 

5.      That the following individuals be appointed to the Regina Planning Commission for a term of office as indicated below:

 

Cheri Moreau                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022

Tak Pham                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022

Steve Tunison                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022

 

6.      That the following individuals be appointed to the Regina Public Library Board for a term of office indicated below:

 

Barbara March-Burwell                            January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Marj Gavigan                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

 

7.      That Patrick Mah be appointed to the Mayor’s Housing Commission for a three-year term of office effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022

 

8.      That Melissa Coomber-Bentsen be appointed as a non-profit representative to the Mayor’s Housing Commission for a two-year term of office effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

 

9.      That the following Regina Catholic School Board Representatives be appointed to the School Board/City Council Liaison Committee for a one-year term of office as indicated below:

 

Bob Kowalchuk                                           January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Vicky Bonnell                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Dom Scuglia                                           January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Curt Van Parys                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

 

10.  That the following Regina Public School Board Representatives be appointed to the School Boards/City Council Liaison Committee for a one-year term of office as indicated below:

 

Adam Hicks                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Katherine Gagne                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Greg Enion                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Naomi Mellor                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

 

11.  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.

 

12.  That this report be forwarded to the November 25, 2019 City Council meeting for approval.

 

CONCLUSION

 

The appointment process to the various boards, committees and commissions was initiated in September to facilitate the appointment of individuals where current terms expire December 31, 2019.  As appointments are always contingent on the candidate remaining until their successor is appointed, business is still being conducted.

 

BACKGROUND

 

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.

 


DISCUSSION

 

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, Regina.ca and placed in the Leader Post for two consecutive weekends beginning September 7 & 14, 2019.  Also reached out to various external stakeholder partners.  The deadline for applications was noted as September 20, 2019, with one extension to Development Appeals Board until October 5, 2019 and Board of Revision until October 25, 2019. The advertisements were placed for vacancies on the following:

 

·         Accessibility Advisory Committee

·         Board of Police Commissioners

·         Board of Revision

·         Development Appeals Board

·         Mayor’s Housing Commission

·         Regina Planning Commission

·         Regina Public Library Board

 

An email notification was sent to all citizen representatives with expiring terms of office. These individuals were advised that their terms were expiring on December 31, 2019 and were invited to reapply, by completing an application on the City of Regina website.

 

Process for Determining Appointments:

 

Executive Committee is required to nominate individuals for City Council consideration on all committees presented in this report. Individuals nominated may not be Elected Officials or employed by any level of government.

 

When considering applicants for the Board of Police Commissioners, Council should be aware that at least one citizen representative must be of aboriginal descent.

 

Mayor’s Housing Commission

 

The Regina & Region Home Builders Association submitted a re-appointment letter to the Office of the City Clerk on September 13, 2019.

 

Advertisements inviting non-profit organizations to submit an expression of interest letter to fill one vacant non-profit organization representative position began on September 7, 2019, with a deadline to apply by September 20, 2019, and an extension until October 25, 2019.

 


Regina Public Library

 

The Regina Library Board of Directors authorized its Governance Committee to make recommendations to City Council, on its behalf.  The Committee met to review the applications for appointment to the Board for the coming term.

 

School Boards/City Council Liaison Committee

 

The Regina Catholic School Board and Regina Public School Board submitted two Board representatives and two Administrative representatives. The recommended appointments, including terms of office, are included in the recommendation section of this report.

 

RECOMMENDATION IMPLICATIONS

 

Financial Implications

 

There are no environmental 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

 

In accordance with City Council’s policy statement to Strengthening Eligibility and Diversity Requirements for board and committee representation:

 

City Council values and seeks to further enhance the inclusive nature of Regina through living the values of respect and trust, celebrating the strength that comes from diversity and inviting participation from all in decision making. Nominees will have been recruited through an inclusive, transparent and equitable process and appointments made by City Council will reflect these objectives.

 

Representative citizen members provide a varied and valued perspective, reflecting and honouring the diversity of our community and bring experience, skills and expertise that contribute to good governance and informed decision making.

 

The annual advertisement placed in the Leader Post and on the City website, highlighted the policy statement to strengthen eligibility and diversity representation on all Boards, Commissions and Committees.

 

The Office of the City Clerk reached out to External Stakeholder partners inviting interested citizens to apply for positions on boards, commissions and committees were also posted on Facebook, Twitter, Regina.ca, LinkedIn, Chamber Link, Prairie Dog & Eagle Feather.

 

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

 

None with respect to this report.

 

Accessibility Implications

 

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

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.

 

3.       Any new citizen members appointed to the Board of Police Commissioners will be asked to complete the citizen police academy training course.

 

DELEGATED AUTHORITY

 

The recommendations contained in this report require City Council approval.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

Respectfully submitted,

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