COURTENAY, B.C – The City of Courtenay’s Heritage Advisory Commission is looking for new members to join their team.

The commission advises Courtenay city council on heritage conservation matters, helps develop heritage policy, and participates in activities to honour and preserve the city’s history, including educational and public awareness programs.

Judy Hagen, the chair of the Heritage Advisory Commission, said in a press release release that the commission is an opportunity for those who enjoy learning and preserving Courtenay’s history.

In a release, Heritage Advisory Commission chair Judy Hagen said that the commission is an opportunity for those who enjoy learning and preserving Courtenay’s history.

“We encourage anyone with a ‘heart’ for conserving the rich history of our community to consider working with the Commission members as we assist city staff to reflect past achievements,” said Hagen.

“The Commission takes into consideration Courtenay’s history so that it can be reflected in future City plans. We all work together, both at our meetings and workshops to advise Council on heritage matters.”

Members of the commission are appointed by city council, and duties would include:

• Monthly attendance at commission meetings held on the fourth Wednesday of each month

• Monthly workshops on the second Wednesday of each month

• Appearing at events or conferences as requested

• Research or site visits as required

For more information on this volunteer position or to apply, contact Tatsuyuki Setta, City of Courtenay Manager of Planning, at tsetta@courtenay.ca or call 250-703-4839.