Boards and Commissions

City Council Appointments - Civic Boards, Commissions and Special Committees

In November 2022, the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee will be addressing the matter of citizen appointments to represent the Municipal Council on various civic bodies for a term beginning in December 2022 and ending no later than November 14, 2026.

Residents of the City of London who are at least 18 years of age and interested in being considered for an appointment to any of the bodies listed below, are asked to obtain, complete and return an application form by no later than Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.  An application form can also be obtained by telephoning 519-661-2489 ext. 4599.


Civic Boards, Commissions and Special Committees - Application Form




Number of Vacancies

Current Meeting Date


The Member-at-Large shall have the designation of Chartered Accountant

1 Meet on a Wednesday at 12:00 p.m., minimum of 4 times annually


Conducts public hearings and is the decision making authority on applications for minor variances and consents on properties.

5 Every Thursday at 1:30 p.m.


The committee is responsible for hearing complaints regarding municipal drainage charges and special assessments for local improvements such as sewers, sidewalks, curbs and gutters.
3 As required at the call of the Chair


  Number of Vacancies Current Meeting Date

Covent Garden Market Corporation Board of Directors Covent Garden Market shall strive to enhance the customer experience by providing a unique destination and establishing itself as a premier source for local, fresh and prepared food. To stimulate community pride through cultural values and activities and create an inclusive and diverse Downtown hub and to enhance economic development and be a model of success for the community of London.

7 Last Friday of the month at 12:00 p.m. (March, April, June, September and December)

Eldon House

Eldon House is a community museum dedicated to the preservation, presentation and interpretation of London Ontario’s “oldest home,” through the lens of four generations of the Harris Family.  Eldon House has a commitment to acquiring, conserving, researching, interpreting, promoting and exhibiting material culture that best illustrates the history of Eldon House and London, the Harris family, and the people who worked in the house from the period of 1834–1959.  The heritage resources of Eldon House are held in the public trust and aim to provide meaningful and enriching engagement, serving a diverse audience of visitors.  As well as education and research, the Museum interprets and promotes local, regional and national history.

9 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

London Police Services Board The London Police Services Board (LPSB) guides the direction of policing in London. The LPSB also:  

  • Approves the hiring and termination of employees;
  • Guides the creation of business plans and monitors their progress;
  • Recruits and appoints the Chief and Deputy Chiefs of Police;
  • Determines the objectives and priorities of our police service;
  • Participates in the bargaining process with the London Police Association.

3rd Thursday of the month (except for July and August) at 9:00 a.m. and are full days.

In addition approximately 4 - 6 hours of reading material prior to the meeting.

London Public Library Board

An individual appointed to the Library Board must be:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • a resident of London
  • not employed by the Library Board or the Municipality

Along with the governance, legal and fiscal roles, Library Board Trustees are expected to advocate for the Library, establishing the organization as an essential community service and critical infrastructure.  The Library seeks a Board that reflects the demographics of the community and supports the Library’s Purpose and Values through their experience and expertise.

7 3rd or 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

London Transit Commission

Commission oversight of the London Transit Commission, the City’s public transit provider.
3 Last Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m.

Middlesex-London Health Unit Board

The Board provides governance and fiscal oversight of the Middlesex-London Health Unit, ensuring the provision of the health programs and services required by the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Plumbers' & Drain Layers' Examining Board

The members of the Plumbers' and Drain Layers' Examining Board must be either licensed plumbing contractors or master plumbers of not less than 10 years experience or qualified persons teaching the trade or calling of a plumber in a trade school of the Province of Ontario or in a technical school under the jurisdiction of a Board of Education in an Ontario municipality having a population of not less than 100,000.


At the call of the Chair


City Council encourages applications for appointments to Civic bodies from persons from all of the communities of diverse cultural interests and backgrounds that constitute the whole of London with the aim of obtaining the broadest possible representation of multicultural interests and perspectives on such bodies. Applicants are encouraged to detail specific skills and qualifications and/or experience (ie. Marketing, human resources, finance etc.) that would contribute to the functionality of the board.

Applicants should be aware that all applications received will be considered in public and will become part of the public record and will be published on a public agenda and made available electronically through the City of London public internet website.  

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended and will be used by members of Council and City of London staff in their review of this matter.  Questions about this collection should be referred to the Manager, Records and Information Services, 300 Dufferin Avenue, London, ON N6A 4L9 519-661-2489 ext. 5590.


About City of London Boards and Commissions

City of London’s Boards and Commissions provide specific and/or specialized service to the London community.

A Board or Commission is an independent body consisting of members of which some or all are appointed by Municipal Council.

A Board or Commission is established through legislation that specifically addresses how the leadership structure is to be organized.  The majority of appointments are open to the general public, but it should be noted that the enabling legislation sometimes requires certain positions to be filled by public servants or representatives of a particular professional body. Members are appointed for a term coinciding with that of the appointing Council, except unless otherwise dictated by legislation or there is a desire or requirement for staggered terms.

  • Covent Garden Market
  • Eldon House
  • Greater London International Airport Authority
  • Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
  • London and Middlesex Community Housing Inc.
  • London Hydro
  • London Police Services
  • London Public Library
  • London Transit Commission
  • Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit
  • Museum London
  • RBC Place London
  • Tourism London
  • Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
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