Delegations – Appearing Before Mayor & Council
What is a delegation?
A delegation is the formal name for an individual or group who appear before Council (or an Advisory Group of Council) in order to:
- Make a presentation on a matter that is of broad interest and that falls within the jurisdiction of the District;
- Initiate interest and guidance to a solution for an item of public concern; or
- Bring Council up to date on a project, idea, or concept.
Council does not hear delegations regarding planning applications that have been held or will be held at a public hearing meeting. Please see the Public Hearing Brochure (pdf.) for more information.
How to Appear as a Delegation
Requests need to be in writing using a specific form. Please note all requests are reviewed by the Corporate Officer and not all delegation requests are approved.
Please fill out the Online Delegation Request Form; or, alternatively, email the Corporate Administration Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a form to appear as a delegation, then return completed forms via fax (604-820-1363), email at email@example.com or by mail to:
District of Mission
8645 Stave Lake Street
PO Box 20
Mission, BC V2V 4L9
Completed forms are Included as part of the Council Agenda and made public in print and on our website.
An administrative assistant of the Corporate Administrative Department will contact you with the decision. If your request is approved, you will be provided with further details including the meeting time and date and what specific Committee meeting you will attend.
Delegations are allotted 10 minutes to present, which includes a question and answer period from Mayor and Council. All presenters must be listed on the application form. Tips on appearing before Council.
Please Note: All Council meetings are recorded and broadcast live on our website. A copy of the video recording and the written minutes of the meeting will be posted to our website. Presenters and presentations will form part of the public record.