Boards and Committees
The Town of Black Diamond is proud to have a long history of wonderful volunteers. One of the many ways to volunteer in our community is to serve on a Committee of Council. Most of the Committees, Boards and Commissions listed here have residents of the Town of Black Diamond who serve as Members at Large. If you are interested in applying to serve on any of our Boards or Committees, please fill out and return the Board Application Form to the Town Office.
If you would like information about serving on any of these boards, or would like to attend any of their public meetings, please call the Town Office at 403.933.4348, email us, or check the Events Calendar to find out when the next meeting of that Committee is scheduled to take place.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (EDC)
Encourages and facilitates business development and tourism in the Town of Black Diamond. This committee is host to the Special Events Sub-committee, which plans events such as the Black Diamond Parade and the Black Diamond Christmas Light Up.
**BOARD VACANCY - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE - Click on link to view info
**BOARD VACANCY - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE-MEMBER AT LARGE -view info
View the EDC Establishing Bylaws #05-05, & #08-08
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Ensures that the Town of Black Diamond has plans in place to meet emergency situations.
FAMILY and COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES (FCSS) BOARD
Assists local agencies in working together and facilitates new community project development.
There are no board vacancies at this time - view info See above for application. View the FCSS Establishing Bylaws #96-13, & #09-04
FOOTHILLS CEMETERY BOARD
Responsible for the operation and future planning of the Foothills Cemetery located just west of Black Diamond.
LEGACY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
A non-profit organization created to benefit the communities where Legacy Oil & Gas Inc. operates within the Sheep & Highwood river drainage areas. View the Letter of Introduction to the Foundation, and the Application form to apply for funding as available.
MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION (MPC)
This commission meets as required to determine if new development applications meet the requirements of the Town of Black Diamond's Land Use Bylaw.
PARKS & RECREATION BOARD
Responsible for the planning, creation and maintenance of local parks and pathways systems. They also host a sub-committee, which is responsible for the Diamond Valley Community Garden.
**BOARD VACANCY - PARKS & RECREATION BOARD - Member at Large - view info
View the Parks & Recreation Board Establishing Bylaw #09-05
SHEEP RIVER LIBRARY BOARD
Sets policies for the operation of the Library, planning for the future of our Library.
View the Intermunicipal Library Board Establishing Bylaw #09-10
SUBDIVISION DEVELOPMENT AND APPEAL BOARD
A quasi-judicial board that meets as required in order to address any appeals of decisions made by the Municipal Planning Commission or by the Development Authority.
SUSTAINABLE BLACK DIAMOND ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Makes plans for the sustainable future of the Town of Black Diamond and forwards this information to Council to assist in sustainable planning and decision-making.
View the SBDAC Establishing Bylaw #08-15
TURNER VALLEY OIL & GAS GROUP (TVOGG)
Representatives from the oil and gas industries, municipal and provincial governments, regulatory agencies, and emergency/disaster services that have interests within the towns of Turner Valley, Black Diamond and Longview and the MD of Foothills. For more information, view the TVOGG Brochure
** Persons in attendance at any public or community event held within the Town of Black Diamond should understand that it is possible that their photograph or video image may be taken during the event, and that these images become the property of the Town of Black Diamond and may be used for promotional purposes in any media format preferred by the Town of Black Diamond in perpetuity.