In advance of the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in fall 2020, nominations are sought for Directors of the Board of the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver (ISCMV). The ISCMV is a non-profit society composed of representatives from stewardship groups, contractors, academic institutions, nurseries, non-profit organizations and all levels of government working to improve the way invasive species are managed in Metro Vancouver. There are 7 Director positions open for the 2020-2023 term. Note that officer positions (Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) are appointed at the first Board of Directors meeting after the AGM and are not part of the nominations process.
Duties of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors provides executive direction to the society. The ISCMV policy & procedures manual (including the constitution and by-laws) provides the direction and responsibilities to the Directors (this document is available at the web address below). Terms are 3-years. Directors may serve for more than one term. Directors must be members of the ISCMV and agree to uphold the mandate of the society. Directors are volunteers and provide their time to the Board without financial or material compensation. Directors may be eligible for reimbursement of out-of-pocket mileage, parking and meal expenses involved in attending Board meetings and other ISCMV events. Directors are expected to attend Board meetings (usually held quarterly at locations throughout the region) and the annual spring and fall forums, participate on ISCMV committees and in e-mail discussion and decision-making.
If you are interested in running for a position as Director, please complete the forms below (provided in Word and PDF form) and submit it along with a current resume or curriculum vitae to the ISCMV Nominations Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for nominations will be 1 week prior to the AGM (date to be determined in fall 2020). If you wish to nominate someone else, please forward this information. Nominations will not be accepted from the floor at the AGM. If more nominations are received than positions available an election will be conducted by secret ballot at the AGM. Nominees will each have a brief opportunity to present themselves to the membership at the AGM. Nominees do not have to be in attendance at the AGM. All members of the ISCMV are eligible to vote; voting by proxy is not permitted. New members are welcome at the AGM.
If you would like more information about becoming a Director, please contact us to chat with a current staff member or Director.