Board of Directors

2019 – 2020

General Inquiries: Contact Us.

Position Name Contact
President Robyn Paches president@olivercommunity.com
Vice President Luwam Kiflemariam vicepresident@olivercommunity.com
Secretary Kirsten Mah secretary@olivercommunity.com
Treasurer Cory Hodgson treasurer@olivercommunity.com
Civics (Planning) Director Derek Macdonald civics@olivercommunity.com
Civics (Planning) Co-Chair Jared Candlish civics@olivercommunity.com
Communications Director Jade Arnaout communications@olivercommunity.com
Events & Programs Director Les de Zwaan events@olivercommunity.com
Garden Director Justin Keats garden@olivercommunity.com
Hall & Recreation Director Lisa Brown hallredevelopment@olivercommunity.com
Membership Director Allison Rosland membership@olivercommunity.com
Social Advocacy Director Marc Workman advocacy@olivercommunity.com
Volunteer Coordination Director Carrie-Anne Cyre volunteer@olivercommunity.com
Director at Large Adrian Bruff adrian@olivercommunity.com
Director at Large Geoff George geoffrey@olivercommunity.com
Director at Large Sarah Toderian directoratlarge@olivercommunity.com

General Roles and Requirements for Oliver Community League Board Members:

  • A director is expected to be fully informed on community league matters and participate in discussions and decisions in matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy.
  • Commit to the work of the organization.
  • Review the board’s conduct and monitor its performance to ensure compliance with bylaws and policies.
  • Speak positively of the League and assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the board, committees and communities to enhance the leagues mission.
  • Orient new board members.
  • Prepare for and arrive on time for all required meetings.
  • Develop, monitor, review and approve all policies and other recommendations received from the board, its standing committees and staff.
  • Review the bylaws and recommend changes to the membership.
  • Participate in the development of the leagues organizational plan, annual review and budget.
  • Approve the budget and other financial matters.
  • Prepare and present required reports at board meetings.
  • Prepare and present an annual report at the annual general meeting.
  • Minimum time commitment:
    • 5 hours/month to attend and prepare for board meetings and read associated e-mails. Board meetings are traditionally held the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Grace Lutheran Church (9907 114 St NW).
    • Some positions have seasonal time commitments.
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