Last Updated on 24 July 2020
To assist with Council decisions, Cobourg has set up a number of Advisory Committees. These are chaired by a citizen but members include elected councilors. Any questions or submissions should be made to Council and not to citizens on these committees. If you are interested in participating, vacancies become available from time to time and are advertised in the newspaper and on the Town’s web site. Application forms are available at the town office at that time.
Note that because of the Covid-19 Crisis, Committee meetings are being held on-line and as required rather than on scheduled dates. See the Town’s page on committees for more info: Committees page
- A resident may make a delegation to these committees and is allowed 10 minutes
- Residents (the public) may attend these committee meetings as observers and may raise a hand and, at the discretion of the chair, may make a comment. The main point is attending as an observer.
The names in the list below are taken from minutes of each committee. There is currently no official list showing membership.
2020 Advisory Committee Members (month confirmed shown)
Note that some of these are governing boards and not really “advisory”.
Community and Civic Awards Advisory Committee
Downtown Business Improvement Area Board (June 2020)
Councillor Adam Bureau – Chair
Deputy Mayor Suzanne Seguin
Amanda Da Silva
Chief Paul VandeGraaf
Accessibility Advisory Committee (December 2019)
Kathryn Richards, Chair
Troy Mills, Vice Chair
Elizabeth (Beth) Sheffield
Aaron Burchat, Councillor
Police Services Board (May 2020)
Dean Pepper (Municipal Representative) – Chair
Mayor John Henderson
Dr. Ron Kerr – Vice-Chair
Planning and Development Advisory Committee (June 2020)
Rick Stinson – Chair
Don Wilcox – Vice Chair
Nicole Beatty, Councillor/Coordinator
Sustainability and Climate Change Advisory Committee (December 2019)
Minnie de Jong – Chair
Antony Pitts – Vice Chair
Councillor Adam Bureau
Heritage Advisory Committee (February 2020)
Graham Andrews, Chair
Kenneth Bagshaw, Vice-Chair
Nicole Beatty, Councillor
Public Library Board (May 2020)
Adam Bureau, Councillor Cobourg
Pat McCourt, Councillor Hamilton
Kevin Caldwell – Chair
Simon Chorley – Vice Chair
Transportation Advisory Committee (February 2020)
Randy Curtis Chair
Bruce Bellaire Vice Chair
Councillor Brian Darling
Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (March 2020)
Beth Bellaire, Chair
Councillor Emily Chorley
Committee of Adjustment & Property Standards Committee (June 2020)
Robert Marr – Chair
Barry Gutteridge – Vice Chair
Note that relevant Town staff also attend meetings but do not have a vote and are not listed here.
Includes all meetings other than Full Council meetings. All are open to the public although it’s rare to see anyone other than committee members.
For meeting dates and times – either ask a committee member or it may be on the Town’s News Portal here.
The County also has advisory committees but most of them are hidden from view.
Here is a list with links to the only available additional information
- Accessibility Advisory Committee
- Agricultural Advisory Committee
- Forest Advisory Committee
- Golden Plough Lodge – Family Council, Residents’ Council
- Brighton Landfill Liaison Committee
- Northumberland County Housing Corporation Board of Directors See minutes for a list of members