UNA Committees

UNA Board Committees

The UNA Board has four Standing Committees, each chaired by a Board member.  The Standing Committees are composed of only UNA Board members.

There are many community committees, chaired by volunteers who reside in the community, that report to one Standing Committee. If you wish to know more about a specific committee please contact the Chair of the committee.

Standing Committee on Operations & Sustainability

Chair, Richard Alexander

The Standing Committee on Operation and Sustainability is a committee of the UNA Board of Directors.  It has responsibility for policy related to the provision of municipal services within the neighbourhoods and the development of sustainability strategies.  View the Committee meeting schedules and agendas. The following are subcommittees of this standing committee:

Community Garden Committee
Chair, Heather Friesen

Civic Engagement Committee
Chair, Ying Zhou
Co-chair, Sabrina Zhang

Emergency Preparedness Committee
Chair, Prod Laquian

Multicultural Committee
Chair, Jim Taylor

Plant Stewardship and Children’s Garden Committee
Co-Chair, Veronica Ignas
Co-Chair, Mankee Mah
Co-Chair, Linda Quamme


Standing Committee on Governance

Chair, Charles Menzies

The Standing Committee on Governance is a committee of the UNA Board of Directors.  It advises the Directors on issues of Board, internal and external governance.  Currently, two Bylaw Development Committees acting under the direction of the Standing Committee on Governance are working on developing bylaws suitable for the UNA community. Future bylaw development may deal with other areas of local concern. View the Committee meeting schedule and agendas.  The following are subcommittees of this standing committee:

Animal Control Bylaw Development Committee
Chair, Richard Alexander

Zero Waste Bylaw Development Committee
Chair, Charles Menzies


Standing Committee on Human Resources

Chair, Richard Alexander

The Standing Committee on Human Resources is a committee of the UNA Board of Directors.  It advises the Board on UNA Human Resources policies.


Standing Committee on Finance and Audit

Chair, Thomas Beyer

The Standing Committee on Finance and Audit is a committee of the UNA Board of Directors.  It advised the Directors on financial matters related Neighbour’s Fund and municipal services.  It develops policies related to the management of the Neighbour’s Fund, and the UNA Operating and Capital Budgets.