Call for Director Nominations
The Strathcona BIA Board of Directors actively works to build a thriving, mixed-use, and resilient local economy here in Strathcona. The Board of Directors is currently embarking on a strategic planning process, with core drivers of the process centred on member engagement and the future economic development of the district.
Who we’re looking for
We are currently seeking business members with particular experience and skills in governance and marketing. Members with a diversity of experience and interests in areas like placemaking, local economic development, community safety, HR, and a passion for Strathcona, are also encouraged to apply.
How we work
The Board can have between 8 and 12 directors. Following the 2021 AGM, the Board is currently made up of 10 board seats, and this number of directors will be confirmed at the 2022 AGM by a members’ resolution. All directors must meet the needs and expectations of the role and responsibilities as outlined in the Election Guidelines. There are five director seats up for election in 2022 (four directors have terms ending in 2022 and there is one vacancy on the board).
The length of a term for an SBIA Board Director is two years. Our meetings take place monthly for one and half hours over lunch and are currently hosted in person, with the option to join over Zoom. Board Members can be property owners, business tenants, or an authorized representative of an SBIA member property or business. Property owners must make up the majority of the Board per SBIA bylaws.
How to apply
Interested members can download the SBIA Candidates Package here or call the SBIA office to request a paper package for mail out. All nomination packages must be completed and received either by email or dropped off in person at the SBIA office, no later than noon on July 15, 2022. All candidates are subject to the Election guidelines (as laid out in your candidates package). Candidates are also required to comply with the procedures governing the nominations as set by the Elections Commitee. The Elections Committee is requiring that all candidates meet with a member of the Elections Committee and the SBIA Executive Director over Zoom or in-person in order for their nomination to be valid.