The Chief and Council call upon the membership to represent the Nation on advisory committees and task force committees.
The Lək̓ʷəŋən Recreation Centre Committee is an example of an advisory committee which served the Nation for six years and recommended the location, design and use of the Songhees Wellness Centre.
Other examples include the Membership, Housing and Constitution Committees. Songhees Elders are a source of wisdom and advice. Songhees Youth is often asked to share their ideas and goals and serve on advisory committees.
Finance & Audit Committee
The Finance and Audit Committee provides oversight of the Nations financial management system. The Committee reviews and recommends for Chief and Council approval, the annual budget, quarterly and annual financial statements and monitors the financial performance of the Nation.
The Committee is comprised of two Councillors, up to three Nation members and an independent accountant. The Senior Finance Officer and Executive Director assist the committee as requested.
The Financial and Audit Committee is the direct link from the Council to Community regarding financial administration with the goal of making financial reporting easy to understand and transparent. Each member proudly serves the community in this capacity.