Seeking Steering Committee Members for Participatory Budgeting Pilot

Are you active in your community and would like to engage residents in directly shaping how the City invests funds? If so, a great opportunity exists for you!

The City is excited to be piloting Participatory Budgeting (PB), an innovative, democratic process that gives the entire community the opportunity to participate and decide how to invest a portion of the City budget.  In 2019, we are targeting youth programs and initiatives in the City of Victoria.

This approach is being piloted in Victoria based on successful experience and investments made in several other cities across the globe.

We are now seeking 12 volunteers to serve on the Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee.  The Steering Committee will develop and oversee the PB process to engage the Victoria community in allocating up to $60,000 in funding and to ensure that the process is transparent, fair, and inclusive.

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in engaging the community to help decide how best to spend a portion of the City’s budget and see ideas turn into action. Whatever the community votes on, the project will be implemented within 12 months.

To ensure the steering committee is reflective of Victoria residents, we are looking for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Make history and be part of Victoria’s Participatory Budgeting process!

 To learn more about Participatory Budgeting, the role of the Steering Committee and to apply or email

We hope to hear from you soon!