Compliance Audit Committee

The Municipalities of Grey County are recruiting experienced professionals for appointment to the Grey County Compliance Audit Committee (GCCAC) for the 2022 Municipal Election.

Purpose of the Compliance Audit Committee?

A compliance audit committee makes decisions on applications for compliance audits of campaign finances for candidates and third party advertisers in a municipal election or by-election.

The committee also considers reports from municipal clerks that identify contributors who appear to have contravened election contribution limits.

Joint Committee for Grey County Municipalities

Section 88.37 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 requires all municipalities to establish a compliance audit committee of not fewer than three members and not more than seven members. The municipalities of Grey County are establishing a joint committee of members who will serve on retainer and from whom sub-committees (Sitting Committees) will be established to address each application for a compliance audit and each instance of identified over-contribution.

Applicant Qualifications

GCCAC members should have the ability to understand and apply the election campaign finance provisions of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and must be considered impartial with respect to their ability to fulfill their responsibilities.

Preference shall be given to those applicants with experience in accounting, municipal administration and/or law.

Term and Payment

The GCCAC will be established by October 1, 2022 and continue until 2026. Successful applicants will receive a retainer of $1000 for the four-year term which will include one mandatory training session and any preparation/review required.

If a Sitting Committee needs to convene, a per-meeting remuneration of $200 for meetings under 4 hours and $300 for meetings more than 4 hours (plus mileage) will also be provided.

Terms of Reference

The GCCAC will work within the Terms of Reference.

How to apply

Applicants are asked to complete an application form and submit it with a resume and cover letter that outlines experience and relevant knowledge, particularly related to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

Completed applications can be submitted by July 22, 2022 to:

Grey County Clerk

595 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound ON N4K 3E3

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