Nominations are sought for Directors of the Board (BoD) of the Fraser Valley Invasive Species Society (FVISS) in advance of the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held online on Monday, November 16th 2020.
The FVISS is a non-profit society composed of representatives from local stakeholder groups, including environmental stewardship groups, academic institutions, and government, who work to improve the way invasive species are managed in the Fraser Valley. Note that executive 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 by bringing forward ideas (ie. partnerships, projects, funding, society sustainability, etc) and helping the FVISS Executive Director and staff bring it to fruition. Directors must be members of the FVISS 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 expenses (ie. mileage, parking, conference line charges). Directors are expected to attend Board meetings (usually held quarterly online or at locations throughout the region) and the annual general meeting, participate in email discussion and decision-making.
If you are interested in running for a position as Director, please complete the BoD nomination form (attached below) and submit it to the FVISS Chair (contact information listed in form) by 11:59 PM on November 11th, 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 FVISS are eligible to vote; voting by proxy is not permitted. New members are welcome at the AGM.