Commissions Committees and Boards

Advisory Committees and Boards are long term groups established under various legislation or needs of the City. Members contribute to the development of policies, procedures and initiatives by working with Council to improve services and programs for our community.

Role of Council Committees

City Council is first and foremost a local government, with one its primary roles being representation. Council committees are a tool used by Council in its representation role, to provide valuable input from a broad base in the community.

Just as City Council does not get involved in the day-to-day operations of the Administration, the Council Committees also do not address administrative matters, but focus on higher-level policy issues.

The work of Council Committees comes from several sources:

  • City Council
  • Citizens
  • Administration
  • The Council Committee itself

Once the appropriate reviews on matters before a Council Committee are completed by that Council Committee, with input being provided from the Administration and other affected bodies, a report with recommendation(s) is prepared and submitted to City Council for its review and decision.

All Committee Meetings are open to the public and all meeting dates and times are posted on the Council and Committee Calendar.

The City of Yorkton Procedure Bylaw sets out the rules and provisions for the conduct of business in Council meetings and meetings of Council's committees.

Interested in sharing your voice?

We value diversity and encourage applications from members of Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, women and people of all abilities.

How do I apply?

Thank you for your interest in participating in your local government.  Applications can be filled out and submitted online here, emailed to cityclerk@yorkton.ca, or mail or hand deliver a submission to:

City of Yorkton

c/o City Clerk's Office

2nd Floor - 37 Third Avenue N

P.O. Box 400

Yorkton, SK  S3N 2W3 

How are appointments made?

Applications are compiled and forwarded to the Mayor for review and recommendation. The Mayor's recommendations are taken to City Council for final approval.

What happens if I am appointed?

You will receive formal notification of your appointment from the Mayor's Office. The letter will indicate the term of your appointment and any other information you should know.

Current Appointments

The Mayor is an ex-officio voting member of all Board and Committee meetings, but is not included in determining a quorum.

Members of Council may attend Board and Committee meetings and may take part in the proceedings of same, however unless appointed as a member, shall not have a vote.

All appointments are served on a voluntary basis, with exception to the Development Appeal Board. Appointments are for one-year terms, or as otherwise stated.

* indicates a member new to the board

** indicates a Councillor new to the board

Board of Revision

Requirement under The Cities Act Sec. 192

2022 Assessment Year – Nor-Sask Board Services

Members

Timothy P Furlong – Member

Glen Neuert - Member

Kirby Fesser – Member

Sabrina Saccucci - Member

Michael Ligtermoet - Board Secretary

 

Civic Recognition Awards Committee

Purpose

To establish a Civic Recognition Awards Committee and establish parameters to adjudicate and annually recommend Yorkton Civic Recognition Award recipients to Council as well as adjudicate and recommend recipients of Certificate of Achievement nominations.

City Council Policy No. 10.440

Members

Mayor Mitch Hippsley

Councillor Quinn Haider

Councillor Chris Wyatt

Gerry Peppler

Tom Seeley

 

Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Committee

City Council Policy No. 10.300

Members

Gene Denischuk

Tamara Hall

Geraldine Hippsley

Larry Pearen

Development Appeals Board

Purpose

To adjudicate planning and development appeals pursuant to Section 3.16.1 of Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 and as provided for under Section 26, and Sections 213 to 227, inclusive, of The Planning and Development Act, 2007, and subsequent amendments thereto.

Development Appeals Board Bylaw

Members

Arliss Dellow

Jerome Niezgoda

Stephen Rosowsky*

CV Sastry

Sheldon Stechyshyn

District Planning Commission

Planning District Agreement Bylaw

Members

Mayor Mitch Hippsley** – representing City of Yorkton

Councillor Ken Chyz – representing City of Yorkton

Economic Development Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Committee is to provide strategic direction with its recommendations to Council and centralize the efforts of different stakeholders in order to foster the process of sustainable economic development in the City of Yorkton and area.

Economic Development Committee Bylaw

Members

Councillor Dustin Brears

Councillor Darcy Zaharia

Memory Antoine-Delorme*

Brian Hilderman*

Box Knox*

Don Reed

CV Sastry

Raymond Sharp*

Marty Sveinbjornson

Gwen Machnee*

Emergency Measures Organization

Requirement under the Emergency Act Section 9 (1) and City of Yorkton Bylaw No. 7/98

Members

Trevor Morrisey, EMO Coordinator

Mayor Mitch Hippsley

Councillor Dustin Brears

Councillor Ken Chyz

Councillor Randy Goulden

Councillor Quinn Haider

Councillor Chris Wyatt

Councillor Darcy Zaharia

Environmental Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Environmental Committee is to advise and assist the Council with respect to all matters pertaining to water treatment, wastewater treatment and solid waste management within the City of Yorkton.

Environmental Committee Bylaw

Members

Councillor Dustin Brears

Councillor Darcy Zaharia

Sandra Bilan

Stefan Bymak

Tom Courville

Shannon Erickson

Matt Poier

Jason Signarowski

Malena Vroom

Gallagher Centre Management Board

Per the agreement with Yorkton Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition Association - July 12/2013

Members

Mayor Mitch Hippsley

Councillor Dustin Brears

Councillor Ken Chyz

Councillor Randy Goulden (Chair)

Councillor Quinn Haider

Parkland Regional Library Board

Requirement under The Public Libraries Act, 1996 32(3) & (4).

Members

Councillor Chris Wyatt

Juanita Brown

Tamara Hall

Lauretta Ritchie-McInnes

 

Alternates

Eileen Dellow

Luba Magis*

Melinda Sevilla

Malena Vroom

Planning & Infrastructure Commission

Purpose

The Commission will investigate and study land use related activities, demographic trends, municipal infrastructure related to the planning and development of the community including related capital projects, and/or any other matter inside or outside the municipality, that, in the opinion of the Commission, is related to the physical, social or economic circumstances of the municipality and affects or may affect development of the municipality.

Planning & Infrastructure Commission Bylaw

Members

Councillor Randy Goulden

Councillor Quinn Haider

Eugene Fedorowich

Doug Forster

Gordon Gendur (Good Spirit School Division)

Isabel O'Soup

Amit Patel*

Mike Popowich

Eleanor Shumay

Glen Tymiak

Patricia Zaryski (Christ the Teacher Catholic School Division)

Property Standards Appeal Board

Property Standards Bylaw

Members

Mayor Mitch Hippsley

Councillor Dustin Brears

Councillor Ken Chyz

Councillor Chris Wyatt

Councillor Darcy Zaharia

Protective Services Committee

Purpose

To advise and assist City Council with respect to all matters pertaining to the safety and protection of people and property within the municipality; specifically those services provided by Police, Fire Services, Emergency Measures, Bylaw Enforcement, Ambulance, and 911 within the City of Yorkton.

Protective Services Committee Bylaw

Members

Mayor Mitch Hippsley

Councillor Dustin Brears**

Donna Evans

Michelle Goulden

Greg Klingspon*

Terri-Ann Lepowick

Larry Pearen

Lauretta Ritchie-McInnes

Scott Robertson*

Andrew Sedley

Recreation and Community Services

Purpose

The Recreation and Community Services Committee's purpose is to guide Administration and recommend to City Council ways to improve community, parks and recreation services in the City of Yorkton.

Recreation and Community Services Bylaw

Members

Councillor Ken Chyz

Councillor Randy Goulden

Donna Brothwell

Katie Ecklund*

Tamara Hall*

Yuri Forbes-Petrovich*

Melinda Sevilla

Scott Sharpe*

Tonia Vermette

Delmar Zwirsky

Yorkton Municipal Airport Authority Inc.

Requirement under The Business Corporations Act

Members

Mayor Mitch Hippsley

Councillor Dustin Brears

Councillor Ken Chyz

Councillor Randy Goulden

Councillor Quinn Haider

Councillor Chris Wyatt

Councillor Darcy Zaharia

Yorkton Business Improvement District

Business Improvement District Bylaw

Members

Councillor Ken Chyz

Phoebe Buckle

Sean Craib-Petkau

Doug Hull

Edith Montesclaros*

Dave Nussbaumer

Gale Pelletier

Andrew Rae

Lauretta Richie-McInnes

Damon Syrota

Bruce Thurston

Yorkton Housing Corporation Board

Yorkton Housing Corporation Board

Members

Mayor Mitch Hippsley

Councillor Dustin Brears

Councillor Ken Chyz

Councillor Randy Goulden

Councillor Quinn Haider

Councillor Chris Wyatt

Councillor Darcy Zaharia

Yorkton Public Library Board

Purpose

The purpose of the Yorkton Public Library Board is to provide advice and guidance to Yorkton City Council, the Board and Director of the Parkland Regional Library as well as the Chief Librarian for the Yorkton Public Library on maintaining and enhancing library services in the City of Yorkton.

Establish Local Library - Bylaw No. 13/2015

Members

Councillor Chris Wyatt

Juanita Brown

Eileen Dellow

Tamara Hall

Luba Magis*

Lauretta Ritchie-McInnes

Melinda Sevilla

Malena Vroom

Darcy McLeod – Ex-officio