Nominees for 2014 Board of Directors

2014 Board of Directors

2014 Board of Directors will be confirmed at AGM on Dec 3, 2013

Nominations for the Partnership’s 2014 Board of Directors closed on November 15, 2013. The Nominating Committee has recommended six candidates for the six positions on the Board. At the Annual General Meeting on December 3, the Partnership membership will have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote and ratify the recommendations of the Nominating Committee.

To download a flyer that provides an introduction to the six Candidates, click here.

About the Board of Directors

“Directors will serve three-year terms, and commencing in 2014, the terms will be staggered so that all six Director positions are not filled in a single year,” explains Kim Stephens, Partnership Executive Director.

05_Kim-Stephens_March-2013_120p“Initially, the elected Directors  be divided into three groups, each of which will serve for a term of one, two or three years. The terms of office of these three groups will be staggered so that only one group comes up for re-election or replacement each year in the initial cycle. Thereafter, as the term of each elected Director expires, a successor will be elected at the AGM to serve for a term of three years.”

“To maintain continuity, the Chair and Treasurer will be on the same term cycle; and the Vice-Chair and Secretary will be on the same term cycle.”

About the Candidates

RICHARD BOASE is the District of North Vancouver’s Environmental Protection Officer. Richard is also Co-Chair of the Water Balance Model initiative. “Getting involved in the Partnership was simply the right thing to do,” reflects Richard.  “This belief is what drives my personal commitment to fulfilling my own ecological and sustainable vision. Our water is the most precious commodity on the planet.  Through the Partnership, I saw a way of contributing and making a difference to sustain this resource, which is a right for all, in a way that appealed to me immensely.”

PETER LAW retired from the Ministry of Environment after 33 years of service.  Peter Law chaired the inter-governmental steering committee that was responsible for Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia, released in 2002.The Guidebook is standing the test of time because the foundation material is science-based. And now the Partnership is going ‘Beyond the Guidebook’ to provide local governments and others with the tools and understanding necessary to integrate the Site with the Watershed and the Stream,says Peter.

TIM PRINGLE was the founding Executive Director of the Real Estate Foundation of BC, and served in that capacity for 20 years. “A number of creative and experienced volunteers direct the work of the Partnership and help implement its programs,” says Tim. “I am privileged to work with them and to be able to pursue my passion to see BC communities adopt a more integrated approach to stewardship of land and water. The Partnership’s goal is to help communities implement designing with nature strategies as a basic step to managing settlement change in balance with ecology makes perfect sense.”

DEREK RICHMOND recently retired from the City of Courtenay. He has served as Chair of CAVI-Convening for Action on Vancouver Island since 2011. “My passion for water resources and the environment has been with me from an early age. As a practitioner with more than 40 years in engineering and environmental issues, I am fortunate to have been involved in a wide variety of projects and initiatives across Canada, and in the USA and the UK.I see an opportunity to apply experience gained during my career to the visioning that will help steer us in the right direction to maintain water resources in balance with ecology, economy and education,” says Derek.

MIKE TANNER is Chair of the Waterbucket Website. He retired as a Senior Manager with BC Hydro’s Power Smart Program.  “Recognizing a need for a single point of access to news, information and tools for sustainable water management in BC, we launched the website in 2005,” says Mike. “By providing universal access to information, we believe we will continue to see ever-improving standards of practice in all aspects of land development and water resource management.”

TED VAN DER GULIK is chair of the Water Balance Model initiative and is also leading the Agriculture Water Demand Project initiative for the Province.  In 2014, he will retire from the Ministry of Agriculture after 35 years of service as the Senior Engineer in the Sustainable Agriculture Management Branch in Abbotsford.  “The Water Balance Model was the driving force behind the formation of the Partnership and continues to provide a strong link to the other projects that have been initiated,” says Ted.