Committees & Boards

Each Council member has specific areas of responsibility, but all decisions of major impact are made by the entire Council. The Mayor is ex-officio on all standing committees.

Standing Committees 

  1. Standing Committee: Bylaw Enforcement 
    • Chairperson: Dawn Wanner
    • Member: Sharon Nickel
  2. Standing Committee: Economic Development (Economic Development & Tourism, Community Promotion, Library)
    • Chairperson: Doug Osmond
    • Member: Iain Dunbar
  3. Standing Committee:  Emergency and Fire Preparedness  (Fire, RCMP, EMO, EMR, Mutual Aid, Health)
    • Chairperson: Pat Gammel
    • Member: Tom Newburgh
  4. Standing Committee: Transportation 
    • Chairperson: Tom Newburgh
    • Member: Pat Gammel
  5. Standing Committee: Utilities and Waste 
    • Chairperson: Iain Dunbar
    • Member: Doug Osmond
  6. Standing Committee:  Recreation (Sports Complex, Swimming Pool, Ball Diamonds, Parks, Herbert Ferry Regional Park)
    • Chairperson: Sharon Nickel
    • Member: Dawn Wanner


  1. Building 
    • Chairperson: Pat Gammel
    • Member: Tom Newburgh 
  2. Equipment
    • Chairperson: Iain Dunbar
    • Member: Doug Osmond
  3. Personnel
    • Chairperson: Doug Osmond
    • Member: Iain Dunbar
  4. Safety
    • Chairperson: Dawn Wanner
    • Member: Sharon Nickel
  5. Library
    • Doug Osmond

6. RCMP Musical Ride 

    • Sharon Nickel
    • Dawn Wanner

7. Fundraising Committee (sub-committee of the HDRB)

    • Tom Newburgh

 External Committees

Southwest Municipal Government Committee

  •  Representative:  Ron Mathies

EMO (Emergency Measures Operations)

  • EMO Chairperson/Coordinator: Pam Schaitel
  • EMO Control Group: Council as a Whole
  • Plus Administrator: CAO Michelle Mackow

Organizations Governed by Bylaw

  1. Herbert & District Recreation Board
  2. Herbert Regional Library
  3. Herbert Ferry Regional Park
  4. EMO (Emergency Measures Operations)
  5. Mainline Mutual Aid