Standing Committees and Forums
2018-2019 FCM Standing Committee Preference Sheets
You are encouraged to apply to participate as a committee member if you are interested in contributing to FCM's policy, advocacy and programming work. Only elected municipal officials from FCM member municipalities may apply to sit on Standing Committees and Forums.
FCM's Board of Directors has established ten standing committees and forums to facilitate more detailed debate and provide the board with recommendations on priority policy and program issues. These committees are comprised of both Board members and other municipal elected officials.
- Community Safety and Crime Prevention
Policing, crime prevention, community corrections, emergency preparedness and management.
- Conference Planning Committee
Oversight of the Sustainable Communities Conference and Annual Conference agendas.
- Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development
Green economy, climate change adaptation, clean air, water, waste, wastewater, brownfields, toxic substances (including pesticides), energy, invasive species, green infrastructure.
- Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal Government
Advocacy supporting greater participation of women in municipal government, including development of strategies to raise the profile of the issue.
- International Relations
Global networks and advocacy, decentralization, good governance, local capacity development.
- Municipal Finance and Intergovernmental Arrangements
Municipal powers, roles and responsibilities, federal-provincial/ territorial-municipal relations, municipal fiscal tools, international trade rules and disputes, GST and other tax issues.
- Municipal Infrastructure and Transportation Policy
Municipal infrastructure and federal funding programs, small and regional airports viability, marine policy, railway and municipal proximity issues, highway and border infrastructure issues, urban transit, telecommunications.
- Northern and Remote Forum
Infrastructure investments, economic development in the North, natural resources and northern communities. Membership criteria: Membership is open to municipal representatives from the territorial or provincial North.
- Rural Forum
Membership criteria: Membership is open to representatives from municipalities that are rural in nature or urban communities that have a significant rural component or interest.
Infrastructure investments, rural economic development, diversification of resource-based communities, interdependencies between rural and urban communities.
- Social Economic Development
Housing and homelessness; cultural and community infrastructure, immigration and municipal-Aboriginal relations, aging.
- Non-Board Committee Members
This feature of our governance enables broader membership participation in our committee deliberations and brings expertise that strengthens the debate and helps create the most informed recommendations to the Board of Directors. They do not have voting rights at the Board of Directors meeting.