The Vancouver City Planning Commission has 13 voting members and 4 liaison members:

Voting Members

  • 11 members appointed by City Council
  • 2   members appointed by the Commission

Non-Voting Liaison Members

  • 1 Councillors, appointed annually by City Council
  • 1 Commissioner, designated by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
  • 1 Trustee, designated by the Vancouver School Board


Commission members are drawn from the general public. Candidates must be qualified to vote in the City of Vancouver, or must have been resident in Metro Vancouver for six months immediately preceding appointment to the Commission. In addition, candidates will be considered in relation to the criteria listed on the City’s website, including demonstrated relevant experience or knowledge, abilities and skills related to the mandate of the Commission.

Members may not be employees of the City, the Board of School Trustees District No. 39 (Vancouver), or the Board of Parks and Recreation of the City of Vancouver.

Appointment Terms

Council appoints Commissioners for two-year terms, six in even-numbered years and five in odd-numbered years. This pattern applies also to the two Commission appointees. Commissioners can serve up to three consecutive terms.


Candidates seeking appointment by Council submit an online application. Details of the application process are at the City’s website, including information about vacancies, eligibility and other requirements, and the application form

Candidates seeking appointment by the Commission should contact a Commissioner or the Commission office, and submit a letter of interest along with a resume.


Commission members are expected to attend all Commission meetings, and must request leave if they are unable to attend.

By-law No. 5064

Please consult Vancouver City Planning Commission By-law No. 5064 for full details.