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Posted: Sep 6, 2017
Good day Members,
It’s that time of year again and we are looking for nominations for the 2018 Marine Renewables Canada Board of Directors. Below you will find details on the number of available seats and the associated nomination process. (PDF of info attached)
You will also find below information on the Annual General Meeting of the association, taking place on November 8th during the Marine Renewables Canada Annual Conference, November 8-9, 2017 in Ottawa, ON. All members are encouraged to attend.
2018 Board of Directors Elections – Call for Nominations
The Marine Renewables Canada Board of Directors is comprised of nine directors from across Canada, representing the interests of companies and organizations working in wave, tidal, and river current energy. Marine Renewables Canada aims to have a diverse Board, with representation from across Canada and expertise from across the sector. Board terms are for three years.
There are THREE (3) seats open for the 2018 Board of Directors:
- Two (2) Seats open – Western Canadian* members
- One (1) Seat open - Open to all members
* Western Canadian members include those that are located in the Western Canadian provinces or are currently active in marine renewable energy development in a Western Canadian province. This year’s Call for Nominations is allocating two seats solely to Western Canadian members in order to ensure a balance of representation on the Marine Renewables Canada Board of Directors. As a national association, it is critical that the Board represents the interest and activity of the sector across Canada.
The Call for Nominations, beginning September 6th, will run until September 29th. Nominations will be conducted electronically (via email). Any Full Member or Marine Energy Leader Member, whose dues are current, is eligible to nominate individuals who wish to run in the election. Self-nominations are eligible.
Nominations will also be taken from the floor during the Annual General Meeting on November 8th (CLICK HERE for more AGM details), although it is highly recommended that you send nominations in early to ensure that they are part of the electronic voting process and therefore, reach the most of people. Anyone running for a Director position must be a member of the association.
How to Nominate (DEADLINE IS SEPT 29th):
To nominate an individual or self-nominate, please email Amanda@marinerenewables.ca, and include nominee’s full name, title, company, contact information including email and phone. A confirmation will be sent to you verifying receipt and acceptance of the nomination. When nominating, you must clearly state whether your nomination is for one of the two western seats or the one open seat.
All Nominees will be required to provide a one-page bio on themselves for the purposes of the election. These will be distributed to members when voting opens. Voting will be carried out from October 4th to October 27th and will also be conducted electronically (via email).
For questions, please contact Amanda White at firstname.lastname@example.org / (902) 717-0716
2017 Annual General Meeting
Marine Renewables Canada will be holding its Annual General Meeting of the Association on November 8th during the upcoming Annual Conference, November 8th – 9th, 2017 in Ottawa, ON. All members are encouraged to attend as we will be reviewing the association’s activities throughout the past year and electing new members to the Board of Directors.
For more information and to register for the Annual General Meeting, please CLICK HERE (There is no cost to attend this meeting; Open to members only).
Date: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (immediately after the last conference session of Day 1 ends)
Location: The Westin Ottawa Hotel, Saskatchewan Room
~ 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON ~
Additional details, including an agenda, annual report and financials, will be sent to all members in the coming weeks.
Amanda White | Operations Director
Marine Renewables Canada | www.marinerenewables.ca
P.O. Box 34066 | Halifax, NS | B3J 3S1
902.717.0716 | Amanda@marinerenewables.ca