GVHA has four new members on its Board of Directors for the 2018 – 2022 term, including Township of Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins, Bruce Hale, general manager at Finest at Sea Ocean Products, representing the Victoria Esquimalt Harbour Society, and Chief Ron Sam as representative for the Songhees Nation. Starr McMichael was also re-appointed to her second term as an independent director. An open application process was created to recruit a second independent director, which was filled by Gordon Safarik.
The recruitment process for independent directors was updated recently, based on best practices among similar organizations. “The result is a process that fits the bylaws of GVHA, which is governed under the BC Societies Act, and allows the community and our stakeholders to have a presence on the Board.