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Board Elections & Nominations

Our Nominating Committee selects Candidates who are the best qualified and have the specific skills and experience required.  Elections are held to determine which Members will be part of the Meridian Board of Directors. Information for the 2017 Nomination and Election Process is below. Results will be announced at our 2017 AGM. 
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Board Nominations

Under Meridian’s by-laws, the Nominating Committee is responsible and required to recommend the best qualified candidates who can fill any vacancies with the Board of Directors.

If you are qualified in a certain area that can benefit Meridian, we encourage you to join the Board of Directors! Any Member of Meridian who is interested (and who meets the criteria) may apply. Joining the Board of Directors is a great way to make a difference in your community.

Each year, the Board assesses the strengths of the current Board and provides direction to the Nominating Committee as to which areas of expertise should be priorities for the upcoming election. Specific areas of expertise for the 2017 nominations include skills and expertise in: IT/Cyber Security; a CPA/CA designation or other similar financial expertise; or financial institution regulatory experience. Additionally, a Director's designation would be a definite asset, and the Committee is committed to achieve a greater gender balance on the Board. 

Diversity & Inclusiveness

Meridian’s Board recognizes and embraces the benefits of diversity in Board members.  The following “Statement of Intent” was unanimously adopted by Meridian’s Board:

Meridian recognizes and embraces the benefits of diversity in Board members. A truly diverse Board will include and make good use of differences in the skills, regional and industry experience, background, race, gender and other attributes of Directors. These differences will be taken into account in determining the optimum composition of the Board. Board members who are recommended for election will be based on those best qualified while taking into account broad diversity required to represent our Membership of today and tomorrow.

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Nomination and Election Process

Once the Nomination Candidate has qualified, the Nominating Committee will begin interviews. Candidates are interviewed and evaluated on experience, expertise and qualifications. After the interview process has been completed, the Committee will place its recommendation based on those identified as the best qualified candidates to fill the required vacancies. Candidates will then be notified if they have been recommended and can determine if they want to stay on the ballot and participate in the election.
 
  • Nominations for the 2017 elections are open from November 14, 2016 until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017. 
     
  • The Nominating Committee of the Board will validate the candidate’s eligibility, and conduct Candidate interviews in February of 2017. 
     
  • Meridian’s elections will be conducted via electronic voting and in branch paper balloting March 27 – April 12.  Nominations are not received from the floor, nor does any voting for Directors take place at the Annual General Meeting. 
     
  • The successful candidates will be announced at Meridian’s 2017 Annual General Meeting, to be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017.‚Äč

If you would like to obtain more information, please contact our Corporate Secretary, Sunny Sodhi at returning.officer@meridiancu.ca 

 

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How to Apply

The Nomination Period for 2017 is now closed. For details regarding qualifications and nominations, download the Application for Nomination.

 

Download Application Form