Committees of Council

Standing Committees

Standing Committees of Council are established by the Mayor in December of each year for the proceeding year, for matters that the Mayor considers would be best dealt with by committee. At least half of the members of standing committees must be Council members, therefore up to half of the members may be non-Council members. The Mayor appoints persons to these committees for a 1-year term.

Select Committees

Select Committees of Council may be established and appointed by Council at any time to consider or inquire into any matter and report its findings and opinions to the Council. At least one member of a select committee must be a Council member.

Mayor's Task Force for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed serious economic and social challenges for our community as a whole.  Effective recovery and relief efforts require a strong, concerted approach that is informed by local governments, key organizations and subject matter experts from within our community.  The Mayor's Task Force has been established as a Select Committee of Council to provide recommendations to Council with respect response and recovery efforts for both the economic and social sectors.

The recommendations of the Mayor's Task Force shall balance the community’s economic and social needs (physical, mental and social well-being) while adhering to the Province’s Medical Health Officer’s Orders and BC’s ReStart Plan.

Recommendations received by Council from the Task Force will be considered as part of the regular decision-making process of the Village of Pemberton Council. While the Task Force will provide ongoing advice and input to Council, it is not a decision-making body of government.

Members of the Mayor's Task Force for COVID-19 Response and Recovery:

Mayor Mike Richman

Councillor Ryan Zant

Other members TBA - the Village has put out a call for membership applications from the public


View the Mayor's Task Force for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Terms of Reference

Joint Committees

Joint Committees are Select Committees that are jointly administrated by the Village of Pemberton and another government.

Pemberton Valley Utilities & Services (PVUS)

The Pemberton Valley Utilities and Services (PVUS) Committee is a committee of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Board, convened by the Board to discuss shared services between SLRD Electoral Area C and the Village of Pemberton. Committee recommendations are forwarded to the Board for endorsement, with the exception of purchasing authority for the Pemberton Community Centre, which has been delegated by the Board under Bylaw 1002.

This committee has been formed to provide policy direction in the administration and operation of the following services:

  • Pemberton/Area C Rescue Services
  • Pemberton & District Search & Rescue Services
  • Pemberton & District Community Centre
  • Pemberton & District Museum
  • Pemberton & Area C Library
  • Pemberton Television Rebroadcasting
  • Pemberton Recreation Commission
  • Pemberton Valley Trails
  • Pemberton & Area C Cemetary
  • Pemberton & Area C Economic Development Commission
  • Pemberton Refuse Grounds (Transfer Station)

The Board also provides recommendations to the SLRD Board with respect to Pemberton/Area C/Lil'wat Nation Transit.

View PVUS Agendas and Minutes

PVUS Committee Terms of Reference

Winds of Change Committee

The Winds of Change Steering Committee meets a minimum of four times per year and is responsible for ensuring the ongoing implementation of the recommendations of the 2004 Winds of Change report.  The committee also provides ongoing evaluation and communication of initiatives undertaken to implement the Winds of Change report.

Committee Terms of Reference - Amended December 2009

Advisory Land Use Commission

The Village of Pemberton recently adopted an Advisory Planning Commissions Bylaw that established two distinct Advisory Planning Commissions know as: the "Advisory Land Use Commission" (ALUC) and the "Advisory Design Review Commission" (ADRC). These new Advisory Planning Commissions are intended to replace the Advisory Land Use Commitee and Advisory Design Review Committee, respectively.  View the Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw.

The main function of the ALUC was to provide information on public opinion in relation to, and to advise with, integrated planning. Issues that were considered included land use, community planning, growth-related matters and other issues which may ultimately affect the quality of life for present and future residents of the area.

Advisory Design Review Commission

February 2009 - The Village of Pemberton adopted an Advisory Planning Commissions Bylaw that established two distinct Advisory Planning Commissions know as: the "Advisory Land Use Commission" and the "Advisory Design Review Commission".

The main function of the Advisory Design Review Commission (ADRC) is to provide Council and Municipal Staff with advice regarding the site planning, building design, and landscape elements of commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential development proposals.

The ADRC considered and reviewed projects, applications and items referred by Council, as noted:

  • development permit applications;·
  • reports and policy analysis related to development permit applications and development permit guidelines;
  • planning and design studies;
  • review of official documents such as the Official Community Plan, Village Vision, or Zoning Bylaw;
  • rezoning applications that require early design review;
  • or any other matters referred by Council.


Emergency Planning & Operations Committee

The Village of Pemberton Emergency Measures Bylaw No. 539, 2004 establishes that the Village must have an Emergency Planning & Operations Committee. The role of the Committee is to facilitate emergency preparedness, response and recovery measures for the Village of Pemberton. Membership on the Committee as established in the bylaw includes one member of Council, the CAO, Emergency Program Coordinator, Departments heads or their designate and other members that Council may determine. The meeting schedule is determined by the Committee.

Members of the Emergency Planning & Operations Committee:

  • Councillor Leah Noble
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Fire Chief or designate
  • Manager of Operations & Development Services or designate
  • Manager of Finance or designate
  • Emergency Program Coordinator