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Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed for a two-year term to serve on the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC). The purpose of the AAC is to advise the SCRD Board on agricultural issues on the Sunshine Coast.

AAC members shall include diverse representation from each Electoral Area and municipality, and shall have knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following topics:

• agriculture,
• agri-tourism,
• soils,
• processing and distribution, and
• water management.

AAC members will raise awareness of agriculture, enhance an understanding of agriculture's role in the local and /or regional economy; address demand for Non-Farm Use or Exclusion of the agricultural land base; examine legislation and amendments to legislation to identify improvements to support agriculture; advise on opportunities for irrigation works, specifically the safe use of non-potable water; examine the impacts of park and recreation proposals on agriculture; and examine the impact of transportation and utility corridors on agriculture.

How to Get Involved

The Terms of Reference are available here.

Please submit a brief statement clearly indicating your:

• location of residence,
• ownership of farm or ALR property, and
• qualifications and experience.

by email to Andrew Allen, Manager, Planning and Development, Andrew.Allen@scrd.ca or by mail to Sunshine Coast Regional District, 1975 Field Road, Sechelt, BC, VON 3A1.

Applications will be received until Friday, August 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm.