Vancity Credit Union

Vancity Credit Union

March 31, 2015 14:00 ET

Vancity Encourages Members to Vote in Board Election

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 31, 2015) - Vancity today launched its board of directors election, with 12 members running for three available positions.

Vancity members can vote online, by mail or at select branches from now until Friday, April 24. Candidates for election this year are:

Becky Herrmann
John F. (Barry) McCormack
Teresa Conway - recommended
Jan O'Brien - recommended
Sharon Halfnight
Man-Kit Kwan
Greg McDade - recommended
Lisa Barrett
Vittoria DeMichina
Gary Steeves - recommended
Neal Nicholson - recommended
Gordon Reid

All prospective candidates participated in a rigorous interview and assessment process conducted by Vancity's nominations and election committee. The recommendations are based on who possesses the skills, attributes and experience that:

  • best complement and strengthen the existing board
  • are most consistent with Vancity's values
  • meet the requirements established under the Financial Institution Commission's Governance Guideline, Vancity Rules and governing legislation.

All eligible members will receive information about the election by mail and can visit for detailed information about the candidates.


Virginia Weiler, chair of the nominations and elections committee, Vancity

"The board of directors decides the future of Vancity by choosing strategic priorities, deciding where to invest in the community, and setting the tone, culture and values of the credit union. Our members have a say by electing which members will make those decisions."

About Vancity

Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 509,000 member-owners and their communities through 58 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria and Squamish. As Canada's largest community credit union, Vancity uses its $18.6 billion in assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

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