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Board directors:

Michel Duteau, president
Emily Ross, vice-president and secretary
Sruthee Govindaraj, director
Bruce McLean, director

The Board provides guidance on the organization’s operations, activities, development and impact. It is comprised of a minimum of 6 Directors, including 4 Officer positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Board gets its direction from the Membership through the election process; Board Directors are typically elected at the AGM, for a renewable mandate of 1 year. The Directors are generally expected to volunteer approximately 5-10 hours per month.

The Board also invites Board Supporters (aka Board Friends/Advisors) to contribute voluntarily on an as-available basis. These often are seasoned experts that have experience on topics that they want to use for the advancement of YISC’s mission, or less experienced individuals that are unsure whether they can take on a full director’s role and might want to ‘’get their feet wet’’.

At any time, don’t hesitate to express your interest! Contact us at info@yukoninvasives.com with a Short Bio and Cover Letter.

How Nomination Works

YISC membership will elect new Board Directors at YISC’s next General meeting, set for March 20th, 5:30-6:00pm MST. 

YISC is a non-government, non-profit organization that has a broad membership with members from municipal, territorial, federal and First Nation governments, non-profit organizations, industry and private citizens. A strong membership demonstrates that Yukoners care about being invasive-free. As such, all members of YISC may self-nominate and vote to join the Board of Directors. Membership is free and allows you to continue to play an active role in YISC. Sign up now on our membership page.

Volunteer Roles within the Yukon Invasive Species Council

Anyone can be a member; all you need is a desire to aid us in preventing the introduction and managing the spread of invasive species. If you envision a natural, invasives-free Yukon, sign up today and become a member.

As a member of YISC, you are granted voting capacity,  an invitation to all General Meetings, a subscription to YISC’s newsletter, eligibility for periodic prize draws, and eligibility to be nominated to YISC’s committees.

All members are invited to spread awareness about invasive species within your circles: YISC needs you.

Board Directors play leadership roles. They are expected to volunteer approximately 5-10 hours per month. In particular, they are expected to actively participate in the board’s decision-making process, actively participate in the recruitment of members, board directors and board supporters, to actively participate in YISC’s outreach efforts, and Chair at least one Committee.

Interested? Reach out to info@yukoninvasives.com

Board officers are comprised of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. They are appointed by the Board from among the Board of Directors.

President

The President is the Chair of the Board and is responsible for supervising the other Directors in the execution of their duties. The President also is the Board’s representative in supervising the Executive Director.

Vice-President

The Vice-President is the vice-chair of the Board and is responsible for carrying out the duties of the President if the President is unable to act.

Secretary

The Secretary is responsible for taking care of the meetings’ logistics, maintaining the membership register, and maintaining compliance of the organization with governmental authorities.

Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for all financial matters, including funding applications and reporting, keeping accounting records, getting financial statements prepared, and preparing the annual financial report.

Board supporters participate in specific committees on an as-available basis. They often are seasoned experts that have experience on topics that they want to use for the advancement of YISC’s mission, or less experienced individuals that are unsure whether they can take on a full director’s role and might want to ‘’get their feet wet’’.

YISC’s Committees are working groups formed to manage specific topics and provide counseling and advice to the board on these. Committees can have any number of Members as needed (typically 3-5, incl. the ED). Currently there are 4 sitting committees:

  • 01a-governance
  • 01b-finances
  • 02-community empowerment
  • 03-science, advocacy and collaboration

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If you are unsure about your membership status or have any questions regarding YISC, general meetings, nomination, invasive species, or otherwise, please reach out to us via info@yukoninvasives.com.

For more information about the roles and responsibilities of members, the board, and active chairs, Click here.

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