CEAC (Community ENGAGEMENT and Advisory Committee)

Mandate: To monitor implementation of the Community Sustainability Plan and gather public input to develop recommendations to Council.

The Community Engagement and Advisory Committee (CEAC) is a group of citizen volunteers empowered by council to act as additional eyes and ears within the community to help the flow of feedback from, and information to, residents on different issues.

CEAC members will meet the mandate using informal communication with friends, colleagues and neighbours and also formal public methods like surveys and open houses. The group will regularly report back to council and administration with their findings.

CEAC was created in 2011 to fill the void left when a number of advisory groups dissolved, as well as to monitor progress of the Community Sustainability Plan. However, the group's terms of reference and action plan were revised in 2018 to increase its relevance in the community and its cohesion with council and administration.

  1. Members
  2. History
  3. How to Become a Member
  4. Agendas, Meetings, and Documents


Christian Weik
Pillar: Natural and Built Environments

Donald Harrison
Pillar:Local Economy

Doug Heine
Pillar:Education and Wellness

Fiona Murray-Galbraith
Pillar: Education and Wellness

Garth Griffiths
Pillar:Governance and Partnerships

Jan Vassbotn
Pillar: Culture and Recreation

Jailin Bertolin Pillar: Culture and Recreation 
Kathy Rees
Pillar: Governance and Partnerships

Sharon Meredith
Pillar: Natural and Built Environments

Appointed Members:

Ron Mckay

Shirley Caputo

Councillor Tyler Waugh
Councillor Albert Ostashek (Alternate)

Roles of the Citizen:

As residents of the Hinton community, it takes every one of us to be involved in the effort to achieving our goals taking us to 2040. Our vision of the future is vibrant and bold and we are willing to work hard to achieve it. In doing so we all must do our part to support the vision that we as a community are striving to reach and to do so we can each pledge to:

• As a Hinton citizen, I will find a way to support my community that suit my interests, my resources, and my community’s needs.
• I will take actions  in my everyday life that support Hinton’s Community Sustainability Plan. 
• I will share my stories and encourage others to get involved!