The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) and its membership elected five industry leaders to its 2020-2021 board of directors at its Annual General Meeting on November 13, 2020. There were six nominees from across Vancouver Island.
Incumbents, Stuart Cuthbert, Mazzei Electric (Nanaimo & Victoria), Mark Liudzius, Kinetic Construction Ltd. (Victoria), Chris Lyons, Omicron Construction Ltd. (Victoria), and Kate Ulmer, Herold Engineering (Victoria), were re-elected.
Former director Morley Wilkins, Campbell Construction (Victoria) will also be making his return to the VICA board. James Clapp, Wilson M Beck Insurance, is poised to chair the board and Roger Yager, Knappett Projects Inc., will become past chair. Chris Lyons is appointed vice chair at the first board meeting of 2020 after serving as board treasurer.
The 2020 AGM pivoted to an online platform with industry and non-industry members joining virtually from across the Island. For the second year, VICA utilized an online voting platform for the election of the 2020/2021 VICA board of directors, enabling members to cast a vote for their elected industry leaders from office, jobsite, or home.
Outgoing director David Flint (former past chair), Flynn Canada, was recognized for 12 years of service on the VICA board. During his tenure he was involved in numerous initiatives, including the amalgamation of the North Vancouver Island Construction Association, Mid-Island Construction Association and the South Island Construction Association in 2011.
“In a year which has been plagued with such uncertainly, the Vancouver Island Construction Association and its members can be confident in our board to steward the association in a direction which benefits current members and the industry at large. Our industry has shown resiliency in the face of COVID-19, and we will continue to champion safe policy and procedure to allow construction to continue on Vancouver Island,” said Rory Kulmala, VICA chief executive officer.