Business Advisory Committee

Terms of Reference
The Business Advisory Committee ("BAC") will act as a conduit to address perceived City of Calgary barriers that business stakeholders face in their everyday operations.

BAC members' responsibilities are to:
1. Receive advice and recommendations from the BAC working group;
2. Prioritize perceived systemic barriers and work with respective City administration departments for resolution; and
3. Seek Council approval for additional resources when required to carry out a particular initiative the BAC believes should be pursued.

Items identified requiring funding beyond $2,000, or where funding is not currently included in existing City budgets will be incorporated into BAC reporting to Council for funding and direction.

Note: Tax and Assessment matters are not included under the BAC mandate.
2 Councillors*
*Council Members appointed to the Business Advisory Committee may notify the City Clerk of a designated Member of Council to serve as an alternate.
1 City Manager or delegated designate

The Chair and Vice-Chair shall be members of Council and shall be appointed by Council.

The BAC may establish a subcommittee in the form of a working group to support the role of the BAC.

The working group consists of the BAC members and up to eleven (11) additional members made up of representatives from the following groups including but not limited to:
- Chamber of Commerce
- Calgary Economic Development, Board Member
- BILD Calgary
- NAIOP-Commercial and Industrial Sector
- Calgary Economic Development
- Canadian Federation of Independent Business
- Business Council of Alberta
- City of Calgary, City Manager's Office
- City of Calgary, Community Services, General Manager or designate
- City of Calgary, Deputy City Manager's Office
- City of Calgary, Planning & Development, General Manager or designate
- City of Calgary, Transportation, General Manager or designate
- City of Calgary, Utilities & Environmental Protection, General Manager or
1 year term
Term Expiry Month:
call of the chair
Location:  Municipal Complex
All members
Resource Staff:
Sharp, Sonya (403-801-1715)
Administrative Contact:
Legislative Advisors
City Clerk's Office
The City of Calgary
P.O. Box 2100, Station M, Mail Code #8007
Calgary AB T2P 2M5
Bus: 403-268-5861
Reports To:
Council semi-annually

ChairVice ChairMemberRoleCurrent AppointmentExpiry Year
Councillor Jeff DavisonCouncillor20202021
 Councillor Ward SutherlandCouncillor, Chair20182021
   Sonya SharpDesignate of the City Manager20192021

Authority  Description Decision
1. 2018 October 15, C2018-1219 Notice of Motion to create the Business Advisory Committee; to nominate 2 Councillors to serve as members during the October 22 Organizational Meeting of Council; that the Business Advisory Committee brings back proposed Terms of Reference no later than December 2018
2. 2019 March 18, C2019-0351 Adoption of the Business Advisory Committee's Terms of Reference.
3. 2019 September 30, BAC2019-1193 Report provides a summary of the committee's identified three priority areas along with a progress update on the pilot project, and includes recommended updates to the BAC Terms of Reference.