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Committees, Commission, Boards

Commitee Meeting Roundtable

Committees, Boards and Commissions meet to discuss relevant and important issues that affect the Surrey community. Some groups, such as the Environmental Advisory Committee, are formed organically, through citizen engagement. Other groups, such as the Board of Variance, are formed through a provincial mandate. In both cases, the intention of such groups is to help the City of Surrey operate as a representative, efficient and transparent local government.

Committee, Board and Commission meetings are open to the public for observation purposes.  If you wish to speak or make a presentation at a meeting, you must first apply to Council to be a delegation, and then be referred to the appropriate committee.

Getting Involved in a Committee

Meetings scheduled this week

Learn what each active Council, Select Committee, Advisory Board, and Staff Advisory Committee does at the City of Surrey, and access their minutes. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information posted. To access historical minutes, contact the City Clerk's office at 604-591-4132 or Fees may be associated with requests for printed copies and archived materials.

See details on what the Library Board does at Surrey Libraries. The Board manages the City’s municipal libraries. Responsibilities include appointing a Chief Librarian, hiring and dismissing employees, and preparing an annual report for the Provincial Minister responsible subject to the terms of the Library Act.

Contact the City Clerk's Office to reach any of the committees at 604 591-4132 or

Committee, Commission & Board Membership

See the membership makeup of Surrey's Committees, Boards and Commissions, and apply to be a member each October.

Agriculture & Food Security Advisory Committee

The Agriculture & Food Security Advisory Committee protects, enhances, and promotes agriculture.

Advisory Design Panel

Learn how the Advisory Design Panel provides recommendations to the Planning and Development Department on proposed design concepts.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee reviews the audited annual financial statements and other financial information.

Board of Variance

The Board of Variance is an independent review board that can help with zoning relaxations and is less costly than other avenues.


The Council-in-Committee provides a forum for the public to bring concerns before Council to be heard.

Culture Development Advisory Committee

The Culture Development Advisory Committee gives advice to council on ways to increase arts, heritage services and cultural activity in Surr [...]

Development Advisory Committee

The Development Advisory Committee establishes and maintains a channel of communication between staff and members of the development industr [...]

Diversity Advisory Committee

The Diversity Advisory Committee enhances multiculturalism and promotes collaboration between ethnic groups.

Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee

The Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee reports on environmental issues to promote public education and awareness.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee discusses the City's operating and capital budgets, and considers and makes recommendations on City grants.

Investment & Innovation Committee

The mandate of the Investment and Innovation Committee (IIC) is to, through consultation with business, industry and academia, advise Counci [...]

Mayor's Task Force on Gang Violence Prevention

This task force reviews prevention programs to identify gaps, challenges and issues.

Measuring Up Committee

Find out what this committee is doing to promote accessibility and inclusion for Surrey residents.

Parks, Recreation & Sport Tourism Committee

The Parks, Recreation and Sport Tourism Committee enhances parks and community services by advising Council on policies, priorities and dire [...]

Public Safety Committee

The Public Safety Committee discusses municipal policing priorities and reviews community policing initiatives with the RCMP.

Public Art Advisory Committee

The Public Art Advisory Committee promotes the use of art in the public spaces of Surrey, and reviewing and recommending public art proposal [...]

Seniors Advisory & Accessibility Committee

The S.A.A.C. provides networking opportunities for individuals, service agencies and organizations working with Surrey's seniors.

Social Policy Advisory Committee

Meet the Social Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC), a group of community members who provide advice on issues impacting Surrey's social sustai [...]

Surrey Heritage Advisory Commission

The Surrey Heritage Advisory Commission advises on the management and implementation of community heritage conservation planning and activit [...]

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee engages with various staff and groups and advises Council on transportation policy issues.