The Institute's Provincial Council is responsible for the strategic and professional direction of the Institute, within guidelines of the Agrologists Act, and the BCIA Bylaws. Council ensures that BCIA’s goals are clear, the parameters and approval points are established. It is focused on strategic issues and provides guidance to the President, President-Elect and senior management. Council announcements may be found behind the BCIA log-in under 'Special Reports by Council'
Commitment of Councillors
The Provincial Council, its committees and working groups meet throughout the year. Members of the Provincial Council are expected to make themselves available, to fulfill Council responsibilities which include the requirement to meet on 4 to 6 occasions each year. In addition, business may be conducted by email and conference call-in.
Council individuals are entitled to reimbursement for expenses based on provincial government rates.
As of July 2020, Council shall consist of 7 BCIA Registrant Councillors, and up to 3 Lay Councillors.
The Council shall consist of:
(a) the President, who must be a Registrant Councillor who shall commence the position after serving a term as Vice President;
(b) the Vice President, who must be a Registrant Councillor, elected in accordance with Section 51 below;
(c) the immediate Past-President who shall serve as a non-voting member of Council for the period of up to two calendar years from the close of the Institutes’ annual general meeting in the year in which the persons’ term as President ends;
Of the 7 Registrant Councillors:
- 2 Registrant Councillors are elected from Regional Electoral District 1 being the geographical areas represented by the Peace River/Caribou Central Interior/ Kootenay Boundary Branches plus all Registrants at-large, and;
- 2 Registrant Counsellors are elected from Regional Electoral District 2 being the geographical area represented by the Fraser Valley, Okanagan, Kamloops Branches electoral region.
- 3 Registrant Councillors are elected from Regional Electoral District 3 being the geographic area represented by the Vancouver and Victoria & Islands Branches.
Roles of Council and the Executive Committee
See Section 3 of the Governance manual (PDF format)
Current Council Members
District 1 Councillors
- Rebecca Martin, PAg
- Todd Larsen, PAg
District 2 Councillors
- Kevin Eastwood, PAg
- Jessica Morgan, PAg
District 3 Councillors
- Jane Kerner, PAg
- Warren Mills, PAg
- Kirk Phair, PAg
2019-2021 BCIA President - Jane Kerner, PAg
2020 -2021 Vice President - Jessica Morgan, PAg