Vancouver—E-Comm announced its 2022-2023 Board of Directors today at the organization’s Annual General Meeting. After two years of holding these meetings virtually, board members and shareholders gathered together in-person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Overall, E-Comm shareholders named five new board members. The remaining members, who are designated by shareholders, were reconfirmed for another term by their nominating entities. A moment of appreciation was also shared for departing board members: Joe Keithley, Jen McCutcheon, Paul Mochrie, Wilson Wan, and Mike Welte.
Doug Campbell returns as Board Chair, a position he has held since 2016. During today’s Annual General Meeting, Campbell acknowledged the tremendous efforts of E-Comm staff and the first responder community through extraordinary circumstances in 2021 including record emergency call volumes, extreme weather events, and multiple health crises.
“From extreme summer heat, scorching forest fires, and relentless fall flooding, through to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid crisis in British Columbia, people across the province needed emergency services last year more than ever,” said Campbell. “On behalf of the Board, I want to thank everyone at E-Comm for their ongoing dedication to public safety and to recognize the resilient people who—no matter the circumstance—continue to work tirelessly to keep our communities safe by providing critical emergency communications services.”
The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategic planning and direction, finances and operating results. Management is accountable to the Board of Directors for day-to-day operations and administration.
E-Comm shareholders and other stakeholders nominate Board members who provide extensive knowledge and experience to the company through their work on the Board and as members of the Board’s standing committees.
2022-2023 E-Comm Board of Directors
|Aniz Alani||City of Abbotsford|
|Brent Asmundson*||Cities of Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Village of Belcarra (Seat 1 of 2)|
|Leanne Heppell*||BC Emergency Health Services|
|Melanie Kerr||City of Delta/Delta Police Board|
|Warren Lemcke||Vancouver Police Board|
|Karen Levitt*||City of Vancouver|
|Nicole MacDonald||Cities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows|
|George Madden*||Independent Police Boards (Abbotsford, New Westminster, Port Moody, Transit Police, West Vancouver)|
|Mary Sue Maloughney||Provincial Government|
|Nancy McCurrach||Cities of Burnaby, New West, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, Village of Belcarra (Seat 2 of 2)|
|Bill McNulty||City of Richmond|
|Kurt Pregler*||Metro Vancouver and TransLink|
|Doug Scott||Provincial Government|
|Richard Walton||City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, Village of Lions Bay|
|Terry Waterhouse||Cities of Langley, Surrey, and White Rock, Township of Langley (Seat 1 of 2)|
|Colin Watson||Capital Regional District and E-Comm’s Southern Vancouver Island police agency partners|
|Ed Wolfe||Cities of Langley, Surrey and White Rock, Township of Langley (Seat 2 of 2)|
Independent Directors nominated by the E-Comm Board
|Doug Campbell||Board Chair|
*new directors appointed on June 23, 2022
E-Comm is the first point of contact for 9-1-1 callers in 25 regional districts in British Columbia and provides dispatch services for more than 70 police agencies and fire departments across the province. E‐Comm also owns and operates the largest multi‐jurisdictional, tri‐service, wide‐area radio network in the province used by police, fire and ambulance personnel throughout Metro Vancouver and parts of the Fraser Valley. For more information about E-Comm, please visit www.ecomm911.ca.