News release

Governance Advisory Committee to welcome citizen members

Local government | April 1, 2015

At today’s Council meeting, Council passed a resolution to extend the membership of the Governance Advisory Committee to include citizens. The City is looking for two citizens to be members of the Governance Advisory Committee which is already comprised of five (5) Councillors and the Mayor (ex-officio member) and help implement a four-year workplan.

According to the committee’s Terms of Reference  its mandate is to examine issues related to, but not limited to: committee structures and procedures; policies and procedures governing Council members; policies and procedures governing elections; and policies and procedures regarding transparency and accountability to the public and the role and recruitment of the Integrity Commissioner.

The committee is looking for citizens who are not already serving on other City advisory committees and with:

  • experience participating on Boards or Committees
  • demonstrated experience in governance
  • municipal experience
  • experience in municipal or ethical issues
  • not a Council appointed representative on a local board or committee of Council

Interested citizens should visit the Citizen Appointments  page to fill out the online form or contact:

Diana Rusnov, Manager, Legislative services
Phone: 905-615-3200 ext. 5421

The application deadline is April 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Interviews will be conducted by the Governance Committee which is chaired by Councillor Pat Saito (Ward 9). Other members include: Councillor Karen Ras (Ward 2); Councillor Jim Tovey (Ward 1); Councillor Carolyn Parrish (Ward 5) and Councillor Ron Starr (Ward 6).

The committee will meet five times a year or as determined by the chair. The next Governance Committee is scheduled for Monday, May 25 and like all committees of council, open to the public.

Media Contact:
Keisha McIntosh-Siung
Senior Communications Advisor (A), Media Relations
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5818
TTY:  905-896-5151