Recruitment for vacancies on the Calgary SDAB occurs every fall. Details surrounding the recruitment process are generally posted on this page every September.


Members of the Board must be 18 years of age or older, be Canadian citizens who have resided in Alberta for six consecutive months prior to the date of their application, and be current residents of Calgary.

In accordance with the Municipal Government Act, employees of The City of Calgary, members of the Calgary Planning Commission and those who carry out subdivision or development powers, duties and functions on behalf of The City cannot be appointed to the Board.

The Board seeks candidates with:

  • experience in community representation or knowledge of community issues;
  • architecture;
  • law;
  • engineering/construction; or
  • urban planning/development.

Additionally, previous experience with a quasi-judicial board or administrative tribunal is considered an asset. Individuals with good analytical skills, the ability to be fair and open-minded, and a capacity to work collaboratively with the Chair and other Board members are beneficial.

The information contained herein is intended for information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. For certainty, you should consult the Municipal Government Act and other related statutes and regulations.