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Public Service Announcement

Durham Environmental Advisory Committee seeks new committee member and post-secondary student member

WHITBY, ON September 14, 2016

The Regional Municipality of Durham is seeking two new members to serve on the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee (DEAC); one post-secondary student and one qualified individual who resides in Durham Region. Qualified candidates must have knowledge of environmental issues and an interest in protecting and enhancing the region’s environment. Post-secondary student membership is open to students residing in Durham for the school year, who are enrolled full-time in a college or university program. 


Interested applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest, along with a resume, by Oct.14. 

Post-secondary students should outline their knowledge of environmental issues, and how they feel that they can contribute to the committee.


The appointed regular committee member and post-secondary student member will be expected to attend an evening meeting, once a month, at The Regional Municipality of Durham Headquarters, located at 605 Rossland Rd. E. in Whitby.


DEAC is a volunteer advisory committee that provides advice to Durham Regional Council on environmental planning matters, while also being involved with awareness and outreach activities. Membership on DEAC exposes individuals, including students, to a broad range of environmental issues, as well as the functions of regional government.  


Individual submissions will first be considered by the Planning Division before a decision on the appointment is made by Regional Council. Submissions should be sent by email to or mailed to:

Brian Bridgeman, Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development

The Regional Municipality of Durham

Planning and Economic Development Department - 4th Floor

605 Rossland Rd. E., P.O. Box 623

Whitby, ON

L1N 6A3

DEAC is composed of 17 members, including: 13 citizens, one post-secondary student, two youth members, and a representative of Regional Council. Additional information regarding DEAC is available on the Region of Durham’s website at  or by contacting the Planning and Economic Development Department at

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