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August 2018 / août 2018
 
 

CDA Directors & Officers – Call for Nominations Now Open!

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The Canadian Dam Association depends on volunteers to lead the Association by serving on the Board of Directors.  The CDA board strongly encourage members to consider volunteering for the board or speaking to colleagues and friends in the industry who may be interested in giving back to the Association.

What does the board do?
The Board is responsible for the effective management of CDA. It sets strategy, develops programs for members’ benefit, provides due diligence and oversight to staff, ensures members’ rights are upheld, and has a fiduciary responsibility to ensure the CDA’s resources are used appropriately.

Who is eligible to sit on the board?
To be eligible to sit on the board, you must be a member in good standing and be nominated and seconded by two members of CDA.  

Why should I sit on the board?
These volunteer positions are excellent opportunities to contribute to your Association and the Canadian dam industry.  

How many meetings are there annually?
All directors are expected to attend and participate in two in-person meetings annually and regular conference calls. They also participate on or lead task groups and/or committees and may be called upon to organize local events.

When are elections?
Elections are held annually.  This year’s elections will be held over the summer months with ratification at the Annual General Meeting on October 15 in Quebec City.

What positions need to be filled?  How long are the terms?
The following positions need to be filled for terms beginning October 15, 2018:

* Vice President (three-year commitment);
* Director-at-Large – ICOLD (two-year term)
* Provincial/ Territorial directors for British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador (two-year term).

Are Directors paid?
Some financial support is available for attendance at in-person meetings.

What if I have questions about being a Director?
For more information regarding the duties of the Board members, please contact your current provincial/territorial director, any member of the Executive Committee, or Executive Director Don Butcher at executive.director@cda.ca.


What should I do if I’m interested in becoming a Director?
Complete details regarding the nomination process are posted on the CDA website.  We would also ask that you include with the nomination a short description of your background and engagement with the CDA or other volunteer-based organizations.  Complete details regarding the nomination process are posted on the CDA website 
 

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