City of Hamilton Agencies, Boards, and Committees
This list has been scraped from the City of Hamilton’s website and the sole purpose of hosting it here is to make it easily searchable so that residents can quickly and easily map committees that report to one another. Each City committee reports to another committee all the way up to City Council. In general, it’s true that most committees report up to the General Issues Committee, which then reports to City Council (but there are some committees that report directly to City Council). Boards, commissions, groups, and tribunals do not report to City committees. Some agencies, boards, or committees aren’t part of the the City of Hamilton’s organizational structure but are listed by the City because a City Councillor is appointed to sit on them.
Look below the table for Fun with the Data. You can use the tools above the table to filter the data or to download it in a variety of file formats for your own use.
Source – City of Hamilton website*
*Records updated on December 29, 2020; this information was taken directly from the City of Hamilton’s website
This is a short list of definitions taken from the City of Hamilton’s website. The City does not have definitions listed for Advocacy Groups, Authorities, Commissions, Liaison Groups, Tribunals, or Trusts.
- Advisory Committee – “Volunteer Advisory Committees are established by Council and are comprised of volunteer members from the Hamilton community. Volunteer Advisory Committees provide advice to Council through reports, on their area of expertise to an assigned Standing Committee. Members of Volunteer Advisory Committees are selected by the Interview Sub-Committee of the appropriate Standing Committee and are appointed by Council.”
- Boards – “Boards of Directors are a corporation’s governing body and are comprised of various memberships, including some Members of Council and sometimes citizen members.”
- Shareholders – “The Boards of Directors report to their respective Shareholders. Shareholders are made up of the entire elected council (the Mayor and 15 Ward Councillors) and do not report to Council.”
- Standing Committee – “Standing Committees are established by Council, are comprised entirely of Members of Council and report directly to Council. Members of Standing Committees are appointed by Council.”
- Sub-Committee – “Sub-Committees are established by Council and are comprised of some Members of Council and in certain circumstances also have citizen members. Sub-Committees report up to an assigned Standing Committee. Members of Sub-Committees are appointed by Council.”
Fun with the Data
If you’re looking for a way to interpret this data that might produce interesting results, here’s something to try.
- Step 1 – Enter the words Standing Committee into the Type filter above the table
- Step 2 – Check out the Standing Committees and decide which one you’d like to learn more about
- Step 3 – Enter the name of the Standing Committee you chose into the Reporting Committee filter
- Step 4 – Voila! You’ll now see a text-based power map that shows you what other committees report to that Standing Committee
Pro tip – Try typing City Council into the Reporting Committee filter to see what agencies, boards, and committees report to it (it’s an interesting list!)