Council & Community Meetings

Meetings of Council

Check out Council Meeting Calendar, or download this Council Meeting Schedule for all 2018 scheduled Council meetings.

Council may give notice of various Special Meetings and Public Hearings. Public notice will be given two consecutive weeks prior to the meeting. These notices will be found online, on Facebook, distributed in Mackenzie post office boxes, and posted on billboards around the community.

Attending and presenting at a Meetings of Council

All members of the public are welcome to attend.

  • Meetings take place in Council Chambers, at the District Office, 1 Mackenzie Boulevard;
  • Meetings are scheduled the second and fourth Monday of each month, unless otherwise indicated;
  • Meetings are posted on our Council Meeting Calendar page.
  • Committee Meetings start at 7:00 PM.
  • Regular Meetings start at 7:15 PM.

General guidelines for meetings

To ensure a respectful and democratic process, the following guidelines are in place for all attendees:

  • Refrain from talking or creating disruptions during presentations and deliberations;
  • Presenters and members of the audience must respect all citizens, regardless of differing views or opinions;
  • Applause, or other audible demonstrations of support or opposition are not tolerated;
  • The use of cameras is restricted to recognized media who have clearance with the Corporate Officer, or to persons designated to take photographs of presenters. The Mayor and/or Administration will indicate persons designated to take photographs of presenters prior to the meeting.

Members of the public have two options for addressing Council directly at a Regular Meetings of Council: during the “Inquiries” section of the Agenda, or as a Delegation.

For meeting times, or to schedule an appearance before Council as a Delegation, contact our Corporate Services department by 12:00 pm on the Monday prior to the next scheduled meeting.

Public Hearings

Public Hearings are another opportunity for the public to engage with Council. The public may provide input to Council through written correspondence, or by attending the Public Hearing in person, and speaking to Council when prompted.

All Public Hearings are listed on the front page of Council agendas, which are available for download from our document library the Friday before the meeting. Public Hearings are also advertised by public notice distributed in the Mackenzie Post Office boxes.

Contact

Diane Smith
Director of Corporate Services

250-997-3221
Email Diane