Committees

COMMITTEES – HANWELL RURAL COMMUNITY

Hanwell currently has three standing committees, two committees of the whole, two operational committees and one special committee. The Emergency Measures Committee and Communication Committee are comprised of volunteers who live within Hanwell and dedicate the time to meet and discuss the various topics important to these worthwhile committees, usually once a month on a set date to make it easier to schedule. Below you will find a list of committees, members, and statuses.

Our Parks and Recreation Committee is now a Standing Committee comprised of staff and council. We will be looking for volunteers to organize and run the many events we have planned. We will put out a call to volunteers once events are decided on.

Our volunteers are very important to us, for they are the voices of our community. Committees meet on a specific day every month or so, and have committed their time, energy and skills to their respective roles – they are vital to the success of these committees.

Please take a moment to peruse the information below, and if you would like to volunteer let us know, we would be happy to have you!

GOVERNANCE AND POLICIES COMMITTEE
Chair: Darren MacKenzie, Councillor
Vice-Chair: Tim Fox, Councillor
When: This committee meets when needed.
Members:  Terri Parker, Clerk/Treasurer and Sherri Johnston, Assistant Clerk/Treasurer.
The Governance and Policies committee meets when necessary to discuss current by-laws and polices to see if they need updating as well developing new by-laws and policies if necessary.  Status: This committee is not open to the public.

FINANCE COMMITTEE
Chair: Dave Morrison, Mayor
Vice-Chair: Terri Parker, Clerk Treasurer
When: This committee meets when needed.
Members: Susan Jonah, Deputy Mayor; Holly Hyslop, Councillor; Tim Fox, Councillor; Pat Septon, Councillor; Morgan MacPherson, Councillor; Darren MacKenzie; and Sherri Johnston, Assistant Clerk/Treasurer
The Finance Committee meets when necessary to discuss financial strategies for the Rural Community of Hanwell.  Status: This Committee is not open to volunteers.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE
Chair: Holly Hyslop, Councillor
Vice-Chair: Darren MacKenzie, Councillor
When: This committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month
Members: Sherri Johnston, Administrative Assistant; and Dan Martin, Building Maintenance Manager
The Parks & Recreation Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss the Hanwell Recreation Park and Trails, and the various events hosted by the Rural Community (such as socials). Status: This Committee is not open to volunteers, however small volunteer groups will be formed to organize and execute planned events.

EMERGENCY MEASURES COMMITTEE
Chair: Dave Morrison, Mayor
Vice-Chair: Pat Septon, Councillor
When: This committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Members: Terri L. Parker, Clerk/Treasurer; Sherri Johnston, Assistant Clerk; Emily Gregory, Administrative Assistant; and members of the public.
The Emergency Measures Committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The Committee and staff of Hanwell Rural Community work together to ensure the safety of our residents through our Emergency Plan, as well as emergency exercises throughout the year. Status: This Committee is open to volunteers.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
Chair: Tim Fox, Councillor
Vice-Chair: Pat Septon, Councillor
When: TBD
Members: Terri Parker, Clerk/Treasurer; Emily Gregory, Administration Assistant; and members of the public.
The Communications Committee meets each month to discuss communications strategies for Hanwell Rural Community, as well as information provided to the public through social media, the website, and the Hanwell Herald. This Committee is open to volunteers.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Chair: Dave Morrison, Mayor
Vice-Chair: Susan Jonah, Deputy Mayor
When: This committee meets when needed.
Members: Clerk/Treasurer Terri L. Parker
The Economic Development Committee meets as necessary to discuss the economic well being of the business located within the Rural Community of Hanwell.: This Committee is not open to volunteers.

AGE-FRIENDLY COMMITTEE
Chair: Susan Jonah, Deputy Mayor
Vice-Chair: Pat Septon, Councillor
When: TBD
Members: Terri L. Parker, Clerk/Treasurer; and members of the public.
The Age-Friendly Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month to discuss ongoing strategies of making Hanwell an “age friendly community”. Their focus is mainly residents aged 50 and up, however they include all ages in their discussions. Status: This Committee is open to volunteers.

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Chair: Pat Septon, Councillor
Vice-Chair: Tim Fox, Councillor
When: TBD
Members: Terri L. Parker, Clerk/Treasurer; and members of the public.
The Transportation Committee will meet when necessary to discuss road maintenance and safety with respect to the roads in the Rural Community of Hanwell.  Status: This Committee is open to volunteers.

Do you want to be an integral part of your community? Want to meet other like-minded folks? Why not volunteer? Emergency Measures, Communications, Age-Friendly, and Transportation committees are looking for YOU.  Stay tuned for more information on the special volunteer groups to be formed for the Parks and Recreation Committee.

“There’s no ‘I’ in team, but there’s a ‘U’ in volunteers!”

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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

January 2021

February 

March

April

May

  • No meetings

June 

  • No meetings

July 

  • No meetings

August 

September

  • Parks and Recreation – September 7, 2021
  • Agenda         Report 
  • Communication Committee – September 13, 2021
  • Report 
  • Emergency Measures – September , 2021
  • Report
  • Transportation Committee – September 13, 2021
  • Agenda          Report

October

  • Age Friendly Committee – October 12, 2021
  • Report
  • Communication Committee – October 4, 2021
  • Report
  • Emergency Measures Committee
  • Report
  • Finance Committee
  • Report
  • Governance Committee – October 19, 2021
  • Report
  • Parks and Recreation – October 12, 2021
  • Agenda           Report
  • Transportation Committee October 4, 2021
  • Report 

November

December

  • Age Friendly
  • Communication
  • Emergency Measures
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Transportation
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