Are you interested in joining the BCWLE Board of Directors and helping to build on the success already established?
The mission of BCWLE is – “To unite law enforcement personnel across British Columbia, to create opportunities for everyone to meet and discuss topical issues affecting women in policing, to provide training for issues specifically related to women, and to facilitate networking and mentoring opportunities.”
In a short time BCWLE has grown to 450 members province wide and is comprised of employees from various law enforcement agencies and affiliates, various ranks and roles, and is gender inclusive. In the last year, with tireless effort, the BCWLE Board formed the technical framework for the organization, applied for and received funding, built a website, created a mechanism for memberships, forged partnerships, developed a social media following, hosted virtual meetings and webinars, and launched the Cross-Canada “Wisdom Web” in collaboration with partner agencies. Yet, there is much work to be done.
Participating in the BCWLE Board requires much time and effort, a commitment to regular attendance at Board meetings and events, a willingness to work in a motivated and energetic team, and strong problem solving skills as we continue to experience “firsts”. The term for Board members is two years.
In keeping with the BCWLE Constitution and Bylaws, all positions on the Board of Directors are up for election and can be filled by Active BCWLE members. That includes:
- Membership Director
- Media Relations Director
- Information Technology Director
- Professional Development Director
- Promotion and Marketing Director
- Executive Liaison Director
Please view the BCWLE Position Profiles document in the Resources area of the BCWLE member portal for more information on tasks assigned to Board members.
As per our constitution, to be eligible to be nominated for President or Vice President, members must have served one full term as a director on the Board.
If you are interested in putting your name forward for election, please send your expression of interest to Jodyne Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 22nd, 2021. Please include the following:
- Full name
- Employment location and role.
- Board Position of interest.
- Brief bio and what you bring to that position. (3-5 lines)
- Acknowledgement that you understand the extensive time commitment.
- A photo of yourself.
If you are nominating another member for a position, they must have accepted your nomination previous to sending the nomination email and their acceptance must be included in the email.
*** Nominations close April 22,2021 at midnight ***
All submissions will be compiled and posted to the BCWLE member portal with instructions on the virtual voting process. Voting will open April 29th, 2021.
Newly elected Board members will be announced at our AGM on June 10th, 2021 (to be held virtually).