The role of the Advisory Planning Commission (APC) is to represent the Community's interest in planning-related issues affecting the Town of Smithers.
Liliana Dragowska | Colin Bruintjes | Allan Cormier | Tamara Gillis |
Eamon Mauer | Bob Mitchell | Andrew Schibli | Michelle Larstone |
Donald Stewart | RCMP
Councillor Casda Thomas | Councillor Lorne Benson (Alternate)
Chief Administrative Officer | Director of Development Services | Planner
The Board of Variance (BOV) for the Town of Smithers is an appointed body that has the authority to grant minor variances to certain provisions of Town Bylaws. The BOV is a quasi-judicial body separate from the local government with its own authority under the Local Government Act.
Phil Brienesse | Abby Morgan | Floyd Krishan
This is a Committee of all Council members which deals with matters in a less formal manner than at a Regular Council meeting. Matters are not formally adopted but recommendations are made to a subsequent meeting of Council at which time the recommendations of the Committee are normally adopted and acted on.
Mayor, Chair | All Council
Chief Administrative Officer | Department Heads (as required)
This is a committee established by agreement between the Town of Smithers and the Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association – BVAIA The committee makes recommendations to Council respecting any additions or improvements to the lands or the issuance of new licences in the Fall Fair Grounds. In addition, the committee controls access to other licensed areas on the grounds and resolves conflicts between licensees over the non-exclusive use of any licensed area.
Patty Peterson, Chair
Ian Lawson | Charlie McClary
Councillor Mika Meyer | Councillor Frank Wray | Councillor Lorne Benson (Alternate)
Town Staff Advisory:
Director of Community Services
The Town of Smithers is a member Municipality of the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako. Meetings are held monthly in Burns Lake.
Town of Smithers Representatives:
Mayor Gladys Atrill | Councillor Frank Wray (alternate)
This is a board made up of appointees by Council, who oversee the operation of the Public Library. Council has a representative on the Library Board as required under the Library Act.
Councillor John Buikema, Liaison | Smithers Public Library Board Members