Cypress County is governed by an elected council with one councillor elected from each of the nine electoral wards. The Reeve, or the head of council, is elected by the council members.
Council passes bylaws and policies to make Cypress County a safe and sustainable community. Council appoints themselves and members of the public to various boards and committees to ensure a smooth running organization. A CAO (Chief Administrative Officer) is also appointed to implement council’s direction through an efficient administrative structure
Residents or business owners who have an issue that they want to discuss directly with council will need to request permission for a delegation, as detailed in COU 7
Council Appointed Boards, Commissions and Committees
The Agricultural Service Board (ASB) has five members and deals with agricultural matters, including enforcement of provincial acts such as the Weed Control Act. They develop programs to protect and improve the agricultural productivity of the area.
The Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) consists of six members. They meet monthly to decide on subdivision and development applications, based on the County Land Use Bylaw and provincial planning regulations. Their goal is to approve development proposals that do not unduly interfere with the amenities of the neighbourhood or materially interfere with or affect the use, enjoyment or value of the neighbouring properties.
The five member Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) hears appeals on development permits or subdivisions approved by the MPC. An Assessment Review Board (ARB) hears appeals on property assessment issues.
All nine members of council sit on the Recreation Board. This board provides annual operating and capital grants to community organizations that are recognized as operating recreational facilities eligible for funding within Cypress County.
Members appointed to the various boards, commissions and committees that the County is involved with can be viewed here.
Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) Steering Committee
As per the updated Municipal Government Act (MGA), municipalities sharing a common boundary must now create an Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework with each other by April 2020.
To see updates from the ICF Steering Committee please see the below folder.
- Main folder
- Agricultural Service Board
- Emergency Advisory Committee
- Family & Community Support
- Fire Services Board
- ICF Steering Committee Updates
- Library Board
- Municipal Planning Commission
- Recreation Board
- Subdivision & Development Appeal Board