Boards and Committees

Muskoka Chair on a deck

The Town of Penetanguishene relies on its citizens to volunteer their time and expertise by serving on various boards and committees. These boards and committees give input and recommendations on matters that affect the entire community.

We currently have vacancies in the following areas:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee
  • Transit Committee 
  • Economic Advisory Committee

Please complete the application form and submit it to the Town Clerk, Stacey Cooper.

Summary of Penetanguishene Boards and Committees
CommitteeAssociated Links
Committee of Adjustment
The Committee of Adjustment meets once a month to consider applications for minor variances, land division, and extensions, enlargements or variations of existing, legal non-conforming uses.
Meetings, Agendas and Minutes
Committee of the Whole
The Committee of the Whole (COW) meets once a month and includes agenda items for Finance and Corporate Services, Planning and Development Services, Recreation and Culture Services, and Transportation and Environment Services. All of Council and the Public are invited to attend. Meetings are held once a month from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday in Council Chambers at Townhall unless otherwise noted.
Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

Special Committee Agenda and Minutes

Community Wellbeing Committee
The Community Wellbeing Committee provides support and advice to Council, applicable Staff and other associated Advisory Committees relative to enhancing the health and quality of life for Penetanguishene residents through a wide range of innovative, inclusive, and accessible events, programs, and infrastructure; providing opportunities for physical activity, social interaction and community engagement for all ages and demographics.

Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

Penetanguishene Town Council meets at regularly scheduled council and committee meetings throughout the year. Public hearings, special council meetings, and Public Consultations are also held as needed to consider specific matters. Penetanguishene Town Council meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise indicated) in Council Chambers at Townhall; see our calendar for upcoming meeting dates. Meetings are open to the general public.

Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

Special Council Agenda and Minutes

Downtown Improvement Committee
The Downtown Improvement Committee is an advisory committee reporting to the Planning & Development Section Committee of Council. The mandate for Downtown Improvement Committee is to maintain and increase the commercial/tourism tax base in the Downtown Improvement Area of the Town of Penetanguishene
Meetings, Agendas and Minutes
Museum & Heritage Committee
The Heritage Penetanguishene Committee represents the various heritage interests in our community in the preservation, presentation and promotion of local heritage.
Meetings, Agendas and Minutes
Penetanguishene Public Library Board
The Penetanguishene Public Library Board is established under provincial legislation and is responsible for the management and control of the Penetanguishene Public Library Meetings take place the last Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Penetanguishene Library (unless otherwise noted)
Penetanguishene Public Library Website
Police Services Board
The Penetanguishene Police Services Board focuses on the priorities of the police services in Town.

Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

Ontario Provincial Police Website

Special Council
A special meeting of Council can be called by the CAO/Town Clerk when requested from the Head of Council or Member of Council. At least 24 hours notice is provided to the public and each member of council.
Meetings, Agendas and Minutes
Trails Committee
The Trails Committee is an advisory committee reporting to the Recreation & Cultural Services Section Committee of Council.
Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

Transit Committee (Midland Penetanguishene Transit Committee)

The Transit committee is an advisory committee reporting to the Transportation and Environmental Services Section Committee of Council.

Agendas and Minutes

Economic Advisory Committee

The new Committee will replace the Business Recovery Task Force and include local business owners and entrepreneurs to help stay informed about Town initiatives, identify priority action items, and be responsible for guidance on actions items identified by the BR&E Study.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee

This committee provides support to staff in the drafting and implementation of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan and shall provide recommendations, advice, and information to Council and staff on matters pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion.