We need your ideas and opinions! Contribution of thoughts, ideas, measured advice and opinion, sparkling wit, humorous anecdotes, sly repartees, and the occasional friendly insult are essential to making our Director's team work and CMI a success. We depend on our Directors to keep us in touch with the needs of regional ecologists and resource managers.
To be nominated as a Director, you need to be nominated by a member in good standing, and be a member in good standing when your Directorship begins. Each Board member receives a complimentary personal membership in the CMI, so that they are independent of a corporate membership. This ensures that Directors are able to act independently, and not as representatives of their agency.
A call for nominations goes out in March and elections are held by e-mail before our Annual General Meeting, which is usually held in late April or early May. Terms are for two years.
To nominate a CMI Director, the CMI office (email@example.com) must receive the following information by email on or before the date identified for the close of nominiations.
Our Policy for Nominating and Selecting CMI Directors explains how we handle our nominations and elections. .
The CMI Board of Directors is a working Board and requires a minimum of one day a month so you can prepare for and attend (in person or by conference call) our monthly Directors’ meetings. There is no maximum on the time you can contribute; we can use every last ounce of volunteerism you can give us!
We have ten monthly Board meetings each year, every month except July and August, in Revelstoke. Out-of-town Directors usually attend by conference call with CMI picking up the phone charges. You will receive the agenda in advance and are asked to study any relevant background material before the meeting. Board meetings are meant to address major issues, policy, direction, and hear reports from committees. We try to keep all meetings to a maximum of about 1.5 hours. The Board holds strategic planning sessions once every two or three years at different communities in southeastern British Columbia.
There is no remuneration for your services to the Board. In exceptional circumstances with pre-approval, we can help with expenses.
As a Director, you are expected to help out on a committee from time to time. We have two types of committees:
From time to time CMI is invited to participate in initiatives coordinated by other agencies. Directors, and sometimes members, are asked to participate and represent CMI’s interests, and then report back to the Board.
Outside of meetings and committee work, promotion of the CMI and its mission is a vital CMI Director's activity.
As a Director you have the opportunity to:
These items are available either in the About CMI section of our website, or from CMI office.
Please call the CMI office at 250-837-9311.
Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology
Box 2568 Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0
Tel: 250-837-9311 Fax: 250-837-9311