The City of Nelson has several boards, committees, and commissions. The function of these bodies is to provide information and recommendations to Council on a wide range of programs, policies and services. Each year Nelson City Council appoints volunteers in accordance with legislation or bylaw to positions which have become vacant during the year.
As with Council meetings, board, committee and commission meetings are open to the public with the exception of a limited number of meetings permitted to be closed under the Community Charter. Minutes of all open meetings are available to the public along with other documents relevant to each board, committee or commission, such as bylaws and policies .