Call for Nominations - Registrant Councillor - District #3 (Victoria & Islands and Vancouver Branches)

**REGISTRANT COUNCILLOR** (one vacancy)

As of February 29th, 2020 Council adopted a new Regional Electoral District election process whereby effective for the 2020 provincial Annual General Meeting and thereafter a total of 7 Registrant Councillors will be elected by an on-line voting system. The 7 Registrant Councillors are composed of 2 Registrants Councillors from each of Districts #1 (Kootenay Boundary, Cariboo Central Interior and Peace River Branches) and #2(Fraser Valley, Okanagan, and Kamloops Branches) and 3 Registrant Councillors from District#3 (Vancouver and Victoria & Islands Branches) rather than the previous system of one Registrant Councillor elected from each of the eight (8) BCIA Branches.

BCIA welcomes nominations for election to a three-year position as a Registrant Councillor from Regional Electoral District #3 consisting of the Victoria & Islands and the Vancouver BCIA Branches. After election this position will commence immediately upon the conclusion of the 2020 BCIA Annual General Meeting set for May 21st, 2020 at the Sun Peaks Resort and Conference Centre, outside of Kamloops.

Nominees must be Registrants of BCIA in good standing of the Victoria & Islands or the Vancouver Branches for 2020 and should have experience in vision and goal setting, problem solving, relationship building, policy governance, and organizational leadership. Please note that Registrants are allowed to nominate themselves. Nominations must be provided to the BCIA office no later than 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time on Monday March 23rd, 2020 at nominations@email.bcia.com

BCIA’s Provincial Council (“Council”) is responsible for the strategic and professional direction of the Institute, in accordance with the Agrologists Act [SBC.2003 Ch.13] and the Professional Governance Act [SBC.2018 Ch.49]. Historically Council consisted of 8 elected Councillors (one from each BCIA Branch) plus the President Elect, President and Past President as voting members. Council establishes priorities with oversight of the Institute’s activities, budget and organizational compliance. Councillors are entrusted to protect the public interest and to direct the activities of the organization as a whole rather than in their own interest or that of any specific group, Regional Electoral District or Branch. BCIA operates in accordance with a policy governance model with all operational decisions being made by staff in accordance with the annual budget approved by Council.

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Experience and Qualifications

While previous experience as a Counsellor is not required, it is important that candidates for positions understand the roles and responsibilities of a member of a council and have the necessary experience and demonstrated skills to enable them to contribute to council decision-making and oversight. Part of the BCIA’s commitment to good governance includes the provision of a comprehensive orientation and ongoing professional development for council members.

Personal Attributes

All Nominees should possess the following personal attributes:

  • high ethical standards and integrity in professional and personal dealings;
  • appreciation of the responsibilities to the public;
  • able and willing to raise potentially controversial issues in a manner that encourages dialogue;
  • flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions;
  • capable of a wide perspective on issues;
  • knowledge of current and emerging issues affecting BCIA and the natural resource  sector;

Diversity and Inclusion

To support a strong Council that reflect the diversity of our province, women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others

who may contribute to diversity are encouraged to put their names forward as nominees.

Nomination Process

Please note that Registrants are allowed to nominate themselves .To be considered for this position please provide the following documents to the BCIA office no later than 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time on Monday March 23rd, 2020 at nominations@email.bcia.com

  • Contact Information
  • Current CV/Resume
  • Current passport style photograph
  • Cover letter (maximum 500 words) outlining how the Registrant meets the capabilities, qualifications or skills required for the vacant position and confirming what, if any, potential conflicts of interest the potential candidate may have if elected to this position.

All nominees will be assessed by the BCIA Nomination Committee as potential candidates using the processes outlined in Sections 25 and 26 of the Professional Governance Act and Sections 5 and 6 of the Professional Governance General Regulation. If the Nomination Committee confirms more than one nominee as a candidate an election will be held in accordance with the new BCIA on-line voting system in April 2020. If only one candidate is validated by the Nomination Committee that candidate will be deemed to be acclaimed into the position.

Additional Information:

  • Elected Councillors are expected to make themselves available to fulfill Council responsibilities which include the requirement to meet on 4 to 8 occasions each year either by personal meetings or by conference call in.
  • Elected members of Council are entitled to reimbursement for expenses based on current BCIA rates.

Thank you,

Oana Enick, P.Ag., Chair of Nominations Committee

Date: 
Friday, March 20, 2020