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The City of Grande Prairie is accepting applications for 4 Public Member appointments to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB).

These positions are temporary and will only be filled for the SDAB hearing scheduled on December 4, 2017.

Only applicants who are available to attend on December 4th, 2017 will be considered for this appointment.

The deadline to apply is October 31 - Please use this Application Form to apply.


The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board is established by Bylaw C-964 (PDF, 47KB).


The Board hears and decides appeals:

1. Of the Subdivision Authority, and

2. Where the Development Authority of the City:

     a) refuses to issue a development permit to a person;

     b) issues a development permit subject to conditions, or

     c) issues an order under Section 645 of the Municipal Government Act.


  • 5 members of the Public appointed by Council
  • 3 Council members  


Appointments are required for terms not exceeding three (3) years. Members are eligible for reappointment to a maximum of six (6) consecutive years of service.

Meeting Time

Meetings are scheduled upon receipt of appeals (approximately 8 - 10 hearings annually).


Appointed Public members may claim a per Diem rate of pay for attending the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Hearings at a rate of $200.00 for each full day (at least 4 hours).

Skills, abilities, and experience

  • Experience or understanding of the principles of administrative law;
  • Understanding of the planning process and legislation;
  • Ability to analyze, weigh evidence, determine facts and make decisions;
  • Ability to be fair and impartial;
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and work within a team environment;
  • Ability to read blueprints;
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, committed and enthusiastic.


All regular Public Member positions are currently filled. There are 4 temporary Public Member positions currently available. The deadline to apply for these positions is October 31, 2017.

For further information

Please contact the Council Committee Coordinator, Legislative Services Department at 780-538-0441 or email

Last updated: 10/11/2017 4:13:08 PM