Executive Council Office

Boards and Committees

Municipal Board (Yukon)

Department: Community Services

Address: c/o Wintergreen Business Services, Box 499-108 Elliot Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 6C4

Phone: 867-334-7472


The Board provides an arm’s length forum for reviewing municipal actions and provides an avenue for public input. The Board hears appeals and advises the Minister of Community Services in the areas of planning and municipal boundary changes.

The Board has jurisdiction under the Act specifically:

  • to make recommendations on a proposal for the formation, dissolution, or alteration of boundaries of a municipality;
  • to act as the board of negotiation under the Expropriation Act for land expropriated by a municipality;
    if requested by a council, to make recommendations on a proposed official community plan or amendments thereto;
  • to hear an appeal from a decision of council on an application or plan of subdivision; and
  • to perform any other duties the Commissioner in Executive Council may delegate to it under the Act.

Authority: Municipal Act, section 328
Period: 1984 to present
Type: Adjudicative; Advisory


The Commissioner in Executive Council appoints the following members:

  • 1 Chair;
  • 1 Deputy Chair;
  • 1 member and 1 alternate from people nominated by the Association of Yukon Communities;
  • 1 member and 1 alternate from people nominated by the Council for Yukon First Nations; and
  • 1 member and 1 alternate nominated by the Minister

Appointment process: Order in Council

Requirements: Members must swear or affirm an oath of office as prescribed. A person is not eligible to become or remain a member of the Board if the person is an employee or an officer of a municipality, is an employee of the department of the Minister, is a member of a municipal council or an elected member of another level of government, or while a member of the Board, takes part in any proceedings of the Board if the member has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in the matter the Board is considering.

Term: 3 year term and eligible for reappointment.

Meetings: The Chair calls meetings as needed.

Are there any vacancies? Our vacancies page lists ALL boards and committees looking for members.

Apply: There is 1 process to apply to ALL Yukon government boards and committees.

Current members:

Name Position From: To:
Crawshay, Mike Alternate Member 11/23/2017 11/22/2020
Riseborough, Michael Chair 03/28/2019 03/27/2022
Wirth, Wes   Member    02/13/2019    02/13/2021 
Sellars, Rose   Deputy Chair   04/22/2019   04/21/2022