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The Municipality has numerous Committees established by Council. The Standing Committees are comprised of Council members only.

 Standing Committees

Human Resources Committee

  • Comprised of the Mayor and three (3) members of Council
  • Chair shall be selected annually by the members of the Committee.

  • A quorum shall be comprised of 50% of the members plus one.

  • Meetings shall be at the call of the chair

  • The Committee shall adhere to the closed session provisions  of By-law Number 2010-42, as amended, the Town of Midland procedure by-law, when the discussion topics fall under the closed meeting provisions of the Municipal Act, 2001

  • Shall be responsible for reporting and recommending a wide range of human resource policies to Council affecting:

    • Staffing changes arising from proposed alternative delivery of service proposals

    • Corporate human resource policies and occupational health and safety policies

    • Market and internal compensation reviews, implementation strategies and adjustments

    • Employee benefit and employee assistance programs (EAP’s)

    • Employee and labour relations matters, including collective bargaining

    • Performance excellence and employee recognition programs

    • Legislative and regulatory  advice/compliance which impacts the employees, contractors and others in the corporation

    • Non-union job evaluation system results

    • Staffing and organizational design

    • Staff training and development

    • Any other items referred to the Human Resources Committee by Council​

​​Council appoints a combination of Council members and citizens to a number of local boards and committees. 

Please check out the Boards a​nd C​om​mitt​e​​es Va​c​ancies​​​​​​ if you are interested in joining a committees​.​

Boards & Committees

Board & Committee Appointees - Effective January 24, 2019

Active Transportation Advisory Committee

Audit Committee

Business Improvement Area

​For more information about the Midland BIA, please visit the Downtown Midland Improvement Area page here.​

Butter Tart Festival Steering Committee

Committee of Adjustment/Sign Variance/Property Standards and Fence Viewing

Committee of Adjustment/Sign Variance/Property Standards and Fence Viewing​ - Terms of Reference 2018

For more information about Committee of Adjustment and Sign Variance, please click here​​​.

Cultural Advisory Committee


(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Committee) 

The Midland Cultural Advisory Committee is a newly established committee formed for the purpose of celebrating and leveraging Midland’s Cultural Resources to grow a prosperous year-round economy and enhance the quality of life for all residents. 

The Committee will meet monthly on the first Wednesday at 2:00 pm at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre. 

The Committee will work cooperatively with and provide advice and support to the Municipality in implementing the Municipal Cultural Plan and support ongoing cultural development. 

This Committee is comprised of 9 members consisting of 1 member of Council, 7 members from specific cultural groups, 3 municipal staff and 1 community member appointed by Council for a term to expire November 30, 2014. 

Heritage Committee

Midland Heritage Committee - Terms of Reference 2018

r more information about the committee, please visit our web page.

For more information Midland's historical sites, please visit the Heritage web page.

To view the Heritage Merit and Appreciation Awards​ please visit the Heritage Merit and Appreciation Awards page.​

Huronia Airport Commission


(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Commission)

The Huronia Airport Commission meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Huronia Airport Administration Building. Agendas are circulated one week in advance of the meeting. 

The establishment of the Huronia Airport Commission was confirmed by special legislation of the Province of Ontario, entitled Huronia Airport Commission Act, 1996. By-law 2000-68 was passed on September 25, 2000 and provided for a Joint Agreement with the Township of Tiny, the Town of Penetanguishene and the Town of Midland for the control and management of the Huronia Airport (an air harbour located in the Township of Tiny). While the three municipalities are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Airport, control and management has been entrusted to the Huronia Airport Commission through the Agreement. 

Members are encouraged to have financial and/or business knowledge. Knowledge of aviation would be considered an asset. 

The Huronia Airport Commission is comprised of seven commissioners. Three represent the Town of Midland, with one being a member of Council and the remaining two members appointed by Council for a duration consistent with the appointing Council’s term of office. 

Huronia Museum Board

For more information about the Huronia Museum Board, please visit the Huronia ​​Museum site​.

Joint Compliance Audit Committee

​The Municipal Elections Act requires a municipal Council, before October 1st in an election year, to establish a compliance audit committee for the purposes of Section 88.33 of the Act relative to a possible contravention of the Act's election campaign finance provisions.

​For more details on the Joint Compliance Audit Committee, visit our Election​ page.

Midland Accessibility Advisory Committee

Midland Police Service Board


Effective February 8, 2018, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began policing the Town of Midland.

OPP Southern Georgian Bay Detachment Action Plan - 2017-2019

What is the Police Services Board?

Every municipality in Ontario that contracts with the OPP or that has a municipal police force must have a civilian police services board. Police services boards are independent bodies established by provincial legislation called the Police Services Act. The boards represent community interests and are accountable to the Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services, and the Ontario Civilian Police Commission.

How does the OPP Policing in Midland affect the Midland Police Services Board?​​

The current Midland Police Services Board continues to represent community interests in policing. The Board's specific responsibilities are now governed by Section 10 of the Police Services Act.

Please click here​ for more information on Section 10 Boards.

What are the Roles and Responsibilities of the Board?

With OPP policing the Board's role under Section 10​ is to:

  • Participate in the selection of the Detachment Commander of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment;
  • Generally determine objectives and priorities for police services, after consultation with the Detachment Commander;
  • Establish, after consultation with the Detachment Commander, any local policies with respect to police services (but the board shall not establish provincial policies of the OPP with respect to police services);
  • Monitor the performance of the Detachment Commander;
  • Receive regular reports from the Detachment Commander; and
  • Review the Detachment Commander's administration of the complaints system under Part V (PSA), and receive regular reports from the Detachment Commander on his or her administration of the complaints system.

How may I contact the Board?

Citizens may wish to contact the Board to bring forward concerns about crime prevention and public safety within our community.  For inquiries, please contact:

Angela Grenier
Executive Assistant
705-526-4275 ext. 2223

Who are the members of the Police Services Board?

The Midland Police Services Board (MPSB) has five(5) members: two members of Town Council, two citizens appointed by the Province as community representatives, and one citizen appointed by Town Council as a community representative.

To be considered for membership by appointment by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, please see the attached application and information sheet​.​​​​

Midland Power Utility Corporation


(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Committee) 

The Midland Power Utility Corporation meets once a month at 8:00 am in their office located at 16984 Highway #12. Additional meetings may be called by the Chair. Directors may be required to meet with Town Council from time to time. Agendas are circulated typically on the Tuesday prior to the next scheduled meeting. Midland Power Utility Corporation is a regulated local electricity distribution company, owned by the Corporation of the Town of Midland. 

The Board of Directors provides guidance and oversees the management and business affairs of the Corporation on behalf of the Town of Midland 

Successful applicants will 

  • have a strong professional background in law, business and/or finance
  • an awareness of public policy issues related to the Corporation
  • experience on boards of directors of significant commercial corporation
  • knowledge and experience with risk management strategy
  • be willing to contribute their time and expertise to the Corporation

Electricity distribution and knowledge would be an asset. The Board is comprised of five members with two being members of Council, the remaining three members are appointed by Council for a duration consistent with the appointing Council’s term of office. 

Midland Public Library Board

Midland Seniors Council


(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Committee) 

The Seniors Council meetings are generally held monthly on the third Thursday at 10:00 am at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre. Agendas are circulated typically one week prior to the next scheduled meeting. 

The Midland Seniors Council acts as an advocate to Council regarding issues pertaining to Midland Seniors. Although Senior’s are usually appointed, you do not necessarily have to be a senior to be appointed to the Seniors Council. 

Members are encouraged to have knowledge of the needs of seniors and senior services within the community. Experience with respect to housing, heath care, transportation or planning would be considered an asset. 

The Seniors Council is comprised of nine to thirteen members appointed by Town Council for a duration consistent with the appointing Town Council’s term of office. A member of the Town Council is also appointed.

​For more information about the Midland Senior's Council, please visit our web page​.

Severn Sound Environmental Association

The Severn Sound Environmental Association is a partnership between nine municipalities in the Severn Sound Watershed. Each municipality appoints one person to serve on the SSEA Board. The SSEA Board holds quarterly meetings where management and review of the business of the SSEA Office occurs.

For more information, please visit the SSEA web site​.

Sustainability Committee

Sustainable Severn Sound (SSS) is a collaborative, multi-sector sustainability program with the objectives to (1) educate municipalities on best practices and connect them to resources, (2) encourage the adoption of practices/policies within local municipal operations to support sustainable communities, and (3) advocate for sustainable environmental, social and economic practices/policies. SSS is currently leading the development of the region's first Local Climate Change Action Plan. To learn more or to get involved, please visit  

Youth Committee

Midland Youth Committee

Council is currently seeking applications for the Midland Youth Committee. This newly established committee seeks to engage youth in the process of providing recommendations and advocating for youth within the Town.

Applicants must be residents of Midland.

Applications are being sought in the following categories:

5 Youth (Grades 7 and 8)
6 Youth (Grades 9 to 12)

Youth appointees will serve for a term of one to two years depending on the requirements of the member.

Please submit your application by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Youth appointees will serve for a term of one to two years depending on the requirements of the member. The Public Member appointee shall serve a four year term consistent with the appointing Council’s Term of Office.

Applications are available on-line HERE or at the Municipal Office.  Prior to applying applicants are encouraged to obtain information regarding the Committee by contacting the undersigned.

Karen Desroches
Deputy Clerk
Town of Midland
705-526-4275 Ext#2208