Planning Advisory Committee vacancy

Applications are being accepted for two Planning Advisory Committee members.

Length of term: 1 year
Posting date: September 2, 2021
Closing date: September 23, 2021

If you are interested in urban planning and the future growth of Guelph, the Planning Advisory Committee could be the place for you. The committee was established to provide City Council with advice and comments on major policy planning initiatives, specifically, Provincial plan and policy conformity, Official Plan review and updates, community plans and studies and City-initiated Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendments with city-wide impact.

Advisory committees, local boards, agencies, commissions and associations, help the City of Guelph listen and learn how to make Guelph a more inclusive, connected and prosperous city. As local government, we’re reflecting on our role and the values that guide us to ensure our community is a welcoming place for everyone. Priority will be given to applicants of equity seeking groups.

Learning opportunities

Whether you are a first-time volunteer or you have years of experience you will:

  • Learn more about local government.
  • Participate in local government decision making.
  • Give back to your community.

Meeting frequency

The nine-member committee meets two to six times per year in the evenings.


  • Applicants must be residents or owners of property in Guelph and at least 16 years of age or older.
  • Consideration will be given to all applicants with one position to be filled by a person with experience as a practicing professional in the development industry.

With few exceptions, those serving on a City board or committee are not eligible for appointment to another board or committee in the same term. Please note that City staff are not permitted to serve as members on a board or committee.

Further details on eligibility requirements are listed in Section B of the City’s Public Appointment Policy.

Contact information

City Clerk’s Office
[email protected]
519-822-1260 extension 5603

Learn about the committee

Melissa Aldunate, Manager
Policy Planning and Urban Design, Planning and Building Services
City of Guelph
519 822-1260 extension 2361
[email protected].

How to apply


If you are interested in this opportunity, are eligible to apply, please send your completed online application or download and print application to: [email protected] with advisory committee name in the subject line.

Without computer access

Applications can be picked up at ServiceGuelph located on the first floor, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street, or call the City Clerk’s Office at 519-822-1260 extension 5603 and request a mailed application.

Appointment date

Appointments will be made public at City Council on Monday, November 22, 2021.  Applicants will be contacted following this date by City Clerk’s Office staff as to the status of their application.


The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the City Clerk’s Office.