Creative City Network of Canada (CCNC)
Board of Directors Call for Nominations
CCNC is seeking expressions of interest for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, October 20, 2017 in Halifax, NS.
Voting Members (Class A) are eligible to nominate one person from their non-elected full-time staff to represent their community on the CCNC Board of Directors. Voting Members (Class A) include municipal governments, regional governments, and Band Councils. At the May 31, 2013 AGM, CCNC expanded its membership to include a Non-Voting Category (Class B) for individuals and organizations. Non-Voting Members are not eligible to serve on the Board.
Roles and Responsibilities: CCNC is governed by a Board of Directors from the Voting Member (Class A) category whose primary responsibility is to:
- establish and implement the CCNC’s mission and vision;
- provide continuity for managing and implementing CCNC’s affairs;
- setting the rate of progress the CCNC takes in reaching its mission and vision; and,
- securing support and appreciation for the CCNC’s mission, vision, mandate, beliefs and long-term direction.
Term: 1 year (with a suggested maximum of 8 years).
Board Composition: The CCNC Board maximum is 15 members.
Time Commitment: CCNC is an active working board that requires a significant investment of time over the year. This includes attendance at monthly board meetings and participating in at least one committee. Board committees are: Nominating & Governance, Membership, Finance, Summit, and PANAG.
Pre-requisites: Voting Members (Class A) must be paid-up and in good standing with the organization for a minimum of one year before applying.
Skills and Experience: The CCNC Nominations Committee will make every effort to be as inclusive as possible and represent Canada’s geographic representation, experience in the culture sector, individual skill sets, and diversity to provide balance in the overall Board to support the effective governance and day to day operations of the organization.
The Board is currently seeking individuals with experience and/or interest in any of the following areas:
- Public Art
- Information Technology
- Marketing & Communications
- Financial Management
Please submit an expression of interest by email and include: a 250-word bio(Word doc) that outlines your education and experience, why you would like to be on the Board, committee preference, and a high-resolution photo (> 300 dpi jpeg) of yourself to:
Anna Whelan, General Manager, Creative City Network of Canada
Please ensure your nomination is received at the CCNC office no later than 5:00pm PT, August 18, 2017.
Anna Whelan appointed new CCNC General Manager!
On behalf of the Creative City Network Board, I want to take this opportunity to update you on a few changes at our head office:
Lynn Ross, General Manager, has accepted a position at the City of Vancouver. We are very excited for Lynn on her new role as Cultural Planner and wish to thank her for all her work on the Surrey and Halifax Summits, Committee work on Membership, Finance and Nominating & Governance, and a successful launch of the Awards Program last year.
We are thrilled to announce that Anna Whelan, a staff member who started with CCNC in 2013, will step into the General Manager position. Anna has demonstrated a solid understanding of our organization and commitment to our members over the last few years.
I hope you will all have a chance to say hello to Anna at our Halifax Summit October 18-20.
We will be hiring a new National Events and Communications Coordinator to support the Halifax Summit Committee and provide ongoing communication services for our members.
See you in Halifax!
Nichola Reddington, President, CCNC
“I’m delighted to be taking on the role of General Manager with CCNC. After a rewarding year working at the City of Richmond, I am excited to be back at CCNC, and am looking forward to working with the Board and its members.”
General Manager, CCNC
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