Boards and Committees

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Boards and Committees of Council
(Members Appointed by City Council)

Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Accessibility Advisory Committee advises Council regarding the City's annual accessibility plan. The Committee reviews municipal policies, programs and services to identify, remove and prevent barriers to persons with disabilities.

Nancie Scott, Accessibility Coordinator

Christmas Lighting Committee

The purpose of the Christmas Lighting Award Program is to recognize and encourage the efforts of local residents and businesses who light up their homes and businesses in the spirit of the Christmas holiday season. Four citizens and four members of Council are appointed for a two-year term.
Rachel Tyczinski, City Clerk

Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment is a statutory tribunal to review applications for minor variances and land severances and to decide whether proposed changes are acceptable to good building and planning practices in the City.

Michelle Kelly, Secretary Treasurer

Committee of Revision (Local Improvement)

The Committee of Revision hears objections against proposed assessments for local improvements, including the accuracy of frontage measurement. Three citizens are appointed to the committee for a two-year term.
Rachel Tyczinski, City Clerk

Community Development Award Committee

The Community Development Award Committee recognizes exceptional community development projects. Every year, City Council presents this award to a local business or organization with the goal of highlighting innovative ideas and inspiring others to meet the standards set by successful projects.

Peter Tonazzo, Planner

Cultural Vitality Committee

The Committee’s role is to oversee and implement the City of Sault Ste. Marie Cultural Policy and the Community Cultural Plan and provide advice to City Council on issues, policies and strategies related to cultural enterprises and activities in the city. The Cultural Vitality Committee oversees cultural support programs, participates in city planning and development processes and undertakes special initiatives approved by Council.

Virginia McLeod, Manager Recreation and Culture

Downtown Business Improvement Area (Downtown Association)

The Downtown Business Improvement Area Board of Management oversees the improvement, beautification and maintenance of municipally-owned land, buildings and structures in the downtown and promotes the area as a business or shopping area. One or more directors are appointed directly by Council and up to eight directors are selected by a vote of the membership of the improvement area and then appointed by Council.
Salvatore Marchese, General Manager

Emergency Management Planning Committee

The Emergency Management Planning Committee is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the City's Emergency Management Program.

Lauren Perry, Emergency Management Coordinator

Environmental Monitoring Committee

The Environmental Monitoring Committee (EMC) is the formal contact with the public for landfill operations and is mandated under the Certificate of Approval for the City landfill.

Catherine Taddo, Land Development and Environmental Engineer

Fence Viewers Committee

Fence viewers arbitrate fencing disputes between neighbouring property owners under the Line Fences Act. The Act applies where one owner wants to construct, repair or maintain a fence on a property boundary line, but is unable to reach agreement with the other owner on the type of fence to be erected, the sharing of the costs of the fence, or both of these issues. Three citizens are appointed to the committee for a two-year term.
Rachel Tyczinski, City Clerk

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee reviews and advises City Council on matters relating to financial reporting and assurance that an effective control and governance framework is in place.

Shelley Schell, CFO / City Treasurer

Historic Sites Board

The Historic Sites Board is responsible for the management of properties of historical interest including the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site.

Kathy Fisher, Curator ECNHS

Environmental Sustainability Committee

The Environmental Sustainability Committee supports projects related to environmental sustainability, and oversees the review and implementation of the Sault Ste. Marie GHG Reduction Plan to advance climate change action across the community.

Tom Vair, Deputy CAO, Community Development & Enterprise Services

Municipal Heritage Committee

The Municipal Heritage Committee advises City Council on matters relating to the conservation of buildings of cultural heritage value or interest and heritage conservation districts. The Committee also makes recommendations on restoration grants.

Virginia McLeod, Manager Recreation and Culture

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee advises, assists and makes recommendations to Council in the provision of parks and recreation services, programs and facilities.

Virginia McLeod, Manager Recreation and Culture

Property Standards Appeal Committee

The Property Standards Appeal Committee considers appeals of Orders to Comply issued by the Property Standards Officer on properties not meeting minimum property standards pursuant to the City's Property Standards By-law 2012-9.

Michelle Kelly, Residential Standards Secretary

Sault Ste. Marie Public Library

The Library Board is a statutory board under the Public Libraries Act.

Matthew MacDonald, CEO/Director

Tourism Board of Directors

The Tourism Board provides expert insight into the development of tourism strategies, recommends strategic and annual business plans to City Council, assess and recommends funding applications to a Tourism Development Fund, approves the expenditure of funds to strategically advance the tourism sector and reviews/approves funding applications that would be submitted through the non-profit corporation to other levels of government.

Tom Vair, Deputy CAO, Community Development & Enterprise Services

Walk of Fame Selection Committee

The Walk of Fame Selection Committee selects recipients of the Walk of Fame award to recognize individuals who have achieved excellence in a competitive athletic endeavour or cultural, academic or humanitarian field. 

Rachel Tyczinski, City Clerk

Boards and Committees Not of Council
(Members Appointed by City Council)

Algoma District Municipal Association

Algoma Public Health

Celebrating International Friendship Committee Bridgewalk Group

Peter M. Petainen, Manager, Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge Authority

District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board

Susie Ford, Executive Assistant

Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities

Museum Management Board

The Sault Ste. Marie & 49th Field Regiment R.C.A. Historical Society is dedicated to the collection and preservation of artifacts, archival items, documents and other items of historical significance, and to the promotion of public awareness of the history of the Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District. The Historical Society maintains and operates the Museum on the City's behalf. The Sault Ste. Marie Museum Management Board consists of a fifteen person volunteer Board of Directors made up of citizen appointees, two 49th Field Regimental Senate appointees and one City appointee (Manager of Recreation and Culture).
William Hollingshead, Executive Director and Chief Curator

Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation

Tom Vair, Deputy CAO, Community Development and Enterprise Services

Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre Board of Directors

Peter Bruijns, Executive Director

Sault Ste. Mare Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee

Christine Pagnucco, Physician Recruitment Coordinator

Sault Ste. Marie Police Services Board

Sarah Miles, Board Administrator 

Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority

Corrina Barrett, General Manager
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St. Marys River Bi-National Public Advisory Committee

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