Four new members have been appointed to BC Transit’s board of directors, joining three continuing members.
The composition of the board of directors is set out under the British Columbia Transit Act. The members are four elected local government officials and three other individuals appointed by order in council.
The following new members have been appointed to the board:
- Karen Elliott, mayor of Squamish
- Lyn Hall, mayor of Prince George
- Lisa Helps, mayor of Victoria and member of the Victoria Regional Transit Commission
- Blair Redlin
The new members join the following continuing members on BC Transit’s board of directors:
- Catherine Holt, chair
- Susan Brice, councillor of Saanich and chair of the Victoria Regional Transit Commission
- Wendal Milne
The BC Transit board of directors is responsible for supervising the management of BC Transit and appointing the chief executive officer.
- BC Transit is governed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the Government of B.C., according to requirements specified in the British Columbia Transit Act: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96038_01
- The act requires four of the board members to be elected local government representatives, including two members of the Victoria Regional Transit Commission.
- The board of directors, through the chair, reports to the minister of transportation and infrastructure.
- The board is governed according to the Government of B.C.'s Best Practice Guidelines for Governing Boards of Public Sector Organizations: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/british-columbians-our-governments/services-policies-for-government/public-sector-management/cabro/best-practice-guidelines-for-board-appointees-bc.pdf
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