The Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for our Board of Directors for election by members at the 2023 CEA Annual General Meeting. The CEA is seeking candidates that offer diverse perspectives and experience within our industry and have a minimum of 10 years of experience. Representation for candidates with less than 10 years of experience is through our Young Professional Directors and are nominated by the YP Group.
Nominations will be accepted until January 10, 2023, for consideration by the Nominating Committee. At each annual general meeting the Members shall elect Directors-at-Large to fill any vacancies on the Board appointed pursuant to Article 18 (1) and (2) of the by-laws.
What is the role of the CEA Board of Directors?
The Board of CEA is responsible for setting the strategic vision for the Association and shall manage and conduct the business and affairs of the Consulting Engineers and exercise the rights, powers and privileges of the Consulting Engineers in the name of and on behalf of the Consulting Engineers.
Service to the Board requires a time commitment to support preparation and attendance of meetings and occasional events as well as designated CEA committee involvement. The Board has five to six scheduled meetings per year from September to May. The time commitment can vary substantially depending on committee attendance, working groups and other opportunities. Board meetings generally alternate between Edmonton and Calgary and are approximately 6 hours in duration. One or two of the board meetings may be virtual, all others are in-person meetings. The directors also attend a strategic retreat in the Spring over a weekend sometime after the AGM.
All Board members are expected to participate in the AGM and optionally participate in other CEA events and committees including:
Directors are elected to serve a term of three years. Costs for travel and accommodation are provided by each Director’s member firm.
The Directors shall provide for the general management of the affairs and business of the CEA and shall transact all such business in accordance with the CEA Act including the Regulations, the By-laws and any resolution of the voters passed at a duly constituted meeting.
Who can serve on the CEA Board of Directors?
The Board includes 10 Directors-at-large from CEA’s Member Firms. CEA is committed to building an inclusive team with a variety of technical expertise, geographies, backgrounds, and views. A firm may submit multiple candidates, however no more than two Directors from any given firm may serve on the board at one time.
Nominees for board liaison positions representing APEGA, CAA and CEA Young Professionals are provided to the nominating committee by their respective organizations.
Aligning with our association values, candidates should be reasonably familiar with CEA’s role and operations; prior experience and engagement (i.e., active committee member, Young Professional involvement, attendance at events) is considered a strong asset as is prior board experience, community involvement and other volunteer experience.
The Nominating Committee will consider each candidate’s technical and governance experience in the context of the future needs and values of the Association, and relative to the skills and experience of continuing Directors.
How to apply
Click here to view nomination form.
Please submit completed form with resume to Lisa Krewda (firstname.lastname@example.org)