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Committees and Appointments


Would you like to be involved in shaping aspects of the Municipality by participating on the ground floor?  The Municipality needs interested members from the public to participate in various Committees – the current vacancies are listed below.  If you are interested - please consider applying.  As membership terms are staggered on many committees, the vacancies are advertised when those terms are coming to an end.

Vacancies are open for the following Committees:

  • Audit Committee
  • Chester Municipal Planning Advisory Committee
  • Recreation & Parks Committee
  • Sherbrooke Lake Park Advisory Committee

Click "Committee List" to the right hand side of this page to view the ad and committee descriptions.



Seven Councillors sit on Council. As part of their duties, they are also required to sit on one or more Standing and Special Committees as well as represent the Municipality on various other bodies. The Warden is a member of all standing committees, and at the Warden's discretion, a member of all special committees. These committees advise Council (as a whole) on various, specialized issues.  Please click on the link to the right to view membership of the Committees.  The Committees are:

  • Audit Committee
  • Building Code & Unsightly Premises
  • Citizens Landfill Monitoring Committee
  • Citizens Planning Advisory Committee - Please click here to view minutes
  • Committee of the Whole
  • Joint Building/Fire Inspection Services Steering Committee
  • Joint Fire Services Committee
  • Landfill Consultation Committee
  • Municipal Area Advisory Committee - Please click here to view minutes
  • RCMP Advisory Board
  • Recreation & Parks Committee - Please click here to view minutes
  • Sherbrooke Lake Access Advisory Committee
  • Spectacle Lake Watershed Advisory Committee
  • Village Area Advisory Committee - Please click here to view minutes
  • Water Quality Monitoring Committee - Please click here for more information and to review published reports


Besides being appointed to Special and Standing Committees, Councillors are also required to represent Council on various other bodies.  Please click on the link to the right for membership.  These bodies are,

  • Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation
  • Church Memorial Park Trustees
  • Community Use of Schools Committee - Aspotogan Consolidated Elementary School
  • Community Use of Schools Committee - Forest Heights Community  School
  • Fire Advisory Committee
  • Highway 103 Committee
  • Louisiana Pacific Community Liaison Committee
  • Lunenburg County Victorian Order of Nurses
  • Region 6 Inter-Municipal Committee
  • Regional Emergency Measures (REMO)
  • Senior Safety Program for Lunenburg County
  • South Canoe Community Liaison Committee
  • South Shore Housing Action Coalition
  • South Shore Regional Library Board
  • Southwest Regional Community Advisory Board
  • Western Region Crown Land Stakeholder Interaction Committee
  • Western Regional Housing Authority
  • Zoe Valle Library Municipal Trustee

There are several positions with the Municipality that Council appoints. Sometimes staff are appointed and sometimes citizens are appointed.  Click on the link to the right to view the membership.  They appointments are:

  • Auditors
  • Chief Building Inspector
  • Development Officer
  • Acting Development Officer
  • Emergency Measures Coordinator (Municipal)
  • Fences Arbitration Committee
  • Fire Inspector
  • Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Responsible Officer
  • Returning Officer
  • Sexual Harrassment Policy Administrator
  • Sexual Harrassment Policy Advisor
  • Sheep Valuer
  • Solicitor
  • Town Crier
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