Company: City of Kamloops
WHAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT THIS POSITION AS A DIRECTOR ON THE EOCP BOARD?
I’m currently the EOCP board chair and have served on the board for the past three years. I’m very passionate about the role operators play in protecting public health and the environment. They do not get the recognition and respect they deserve and are really the unsung heroes in many emergency scenarios. I want to continue to elevate the operator role and bring utility operations to the forefront of discussions of public health protection; the environment and emergency response as an engaged board director.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS OF A DIRECTOR OF THE EOCP BOARD?
The board directors are the voice of the operators. Directors provide the strategic direction of the EOCP and work with senior government for the best interest of the members (operators) and the industry. Directors provide support to the EOCP CEO and staff on promoting the EOCP and long term operational targets.
WHAT SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ATTRIBUTES WOULD YOU BRING TO THE EOCP BOARD?
I’m currently the EOCP board chair and have served on the board for the past three years. I now have a much better understanding of the certification industry and direction the organization needs to go and the importance of relationships with the other certification bodies nationally and internationally. I’m also currently a board director on the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) who the EOCP is directly connected to with examinations and certification policy. I have over 20 years of experience in government and I have developed important relationships at the Ministry level in Victoria. This is vital to start conservations around the important role operators have in communities throughout the Yukon and BC.