The day you purchased your $5 MEC membership, you became part of a community that’s now four million members strong. You also became a shareholder in this Co-op. Your vote is both a right and a responsibility, and electing representatives you trust to provide informed oversight, passionate stewardship, and sound decision-making is an essential part of securing a vibrant future for MEC.
What you’re voting on
You choose the individuals you’d like to oversee your Co-op on the Board of Directors. Board members are the elected stewards of MEC, and serve three-year terms with the option to run again for a second term. Each year, members elect three candidates to sit on the nine-member Board. The candidates who receive the first, second, and third largest number of votes are elected.
Members also have the opportunity to vote on certain resolutions. Resolutions can provide direction to the Board, change our Rules of Co-operation, and affect the way we do business.
2017 election results
Ellen Pekeles Re-elected. North Vancouver, BC
Snowsports enthusiast and runner
Ellen brings 20 years executive leadership in health care and banking. Ellen is excited to be able to continue to serve MEC’s members.
Bob Wallis Elected. Vernon, BC
Cyclist, runner, snowsports enthusiast
Bob brings 27 years of executive level leadership in retail and looks forward to working with the Board of Directors and Management to deliver outstanding member experiences.
Kathy Weston Elected. Toronto, Ontario
Hiker, cyclist, snowsports enthusiast
Kathy brings deep knowledge of retail and what it takes to develop sustainable growth strategies that engage the customer.
|J. Mark MacDonald||3,738|
As a retail co-op, MEC is owned by its members and is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors elected by the membership. Our goal is strong and balanced leadership, and our nominations process helps us get there.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We’re looking for people to run for our Board who possess the skills, experience and values needed for MEC to continue to grow and succeed in an increasingly competitive and complex retail environment. Three directors are elected annually and serve for a three-year term, with the option of running for a second term.
Our nominations process is a measured approach designed to provide MEC’s members with guidance on the Board’s desired skills and attributes, without restricting choice.
The nominations period for the 2018 election will open in October 2017, and the nominee criteria for 2018 will be published then. If you would like to be notified when the nomination period opens please contact the MEC Governance Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Call for nominations begins||October, 2017|
|Deadline to submit nominations and acceptance of nomination||November, 2017|
|Screening process including interviews and Nomination Committee and Board review||December, 2017 – January 2018|
|Nominees confirmed as candidates||February 2018|
|2018 Election begins||April, 2018|
|2018 Election finishes||May, 2018|
|2018 AGM||June, 2018|