About BCIA Council

BCIA's provincial Council is responsible for the strategic and professional direction of the Institute, within the guidelines of the Agrologists Act, the Professional Governance Act and the BCIA Bylaws.  Council ensures that BCIA’s goals are clear, and that the parameters and approval points are established.  Council is focused on strategic issues and provides guidance to the President, Vice-President and senior management. Council announcements may be found behind the BCIA log-in under 'Special Reports by Council'View the current 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.

Council Structure

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 2020 - 2021

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

Lay Councillors

  • Aiden Weichula
  • Brock Endean
  • Matthew Voell

           2019-2021 BCIA President - Jane Kerner, PAg             


2020 -2021 Vice President - Jessica Morgan, PAg