The regional district is looking for a few candidates who could represent northern BC on the new BC Ferries board.
The BC Ferry Authority has asked the regional district for a list of nominees to be considered for appointment to the nine-member board, which will start work in April 2004 (the ferry service is currently being overseen by a transitional board).
It’s a plum job: the board will meet around four times a year, and the directors will collect a $15,000 annual honorarium (the chair receives $30,000) plus $750 every time they attend a meeting. Travel-related expenses are also covered.
Regional district directors themselves are not eligible – the BC Ferry Authority doesn’t want any publicly-elected officials on the board. Other people disqualified are employees of BC Ferries, anyone associated with a union representing BC Ferries workers, and employees of municipalities or regional districts.
However, even if you meet these qualifications, chances of being chosen are slim. Each coastal regional district has been asked to supply three to five potential candidates. Only one person will be chosen to represent the north and central coast, from the lists supplied by four regional districts (Skeena-Queen Charlotte, Kitimat-Stikine, Central Coast and Mount Waddington).
If you’re interested, contact your regional district representative.
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