Deadline Extended – Call for Nominations for Election to CARSP Board of Directors
Nominations Sought for CARSP Board Directors
The Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) is seeking directors for its Board. It is important to seek new directors for the Board on a regular basis to ensure fresh ideas are being considered in the management of CARSP. CARSP Board Directors have the option of completing two back-to-back three-year terms, however, they must also go through an election process.
Number of Board Directors Sought
There are a total of seven board of directors positions up for election/re-election. Two board members’ terms are ending (out of the current fifteen Board Directors) at this year’s Annual General Meeting in May. Only one is eligible to run for re-election and has opted to do so, and the other one is stepping down. We also have vacancies for another five Board member positions.
Members of CARSP are encouraged to nominate either themselves or another CARSP member. CARSP aims to serve all road safety professionals across the country so nominees should be currently active in one or more areas of road safety (e.g., research, policy/legislation, enforcement, education, engineering, injury prevention, public health, etc.).
In addition, we strive to have representation from all Canadian geographic areas. At present, we are encouraging members who are from Québec, the Atlantic Provinces, British Columbia, and the Prairie Provinces to apply, along with members of Provincial Governments, those who identify as female, and those working in Injury Prevention or Enforcement. While these groups are encouraged to apply, we are also receiving nominations from those not in these categories.
Nomination forms can be found at CARSP Board Director Nomination Form. Complete the nomination form and submit the signed form to Matthew Mulkern, Acting Vice President of CARSP (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Friday, March 31st, 2023.
As permitted by the CARSP Bylaws, an e-mail ballot will be prepared and sent to CARSP members on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, asking members to elect Board Directors. Members will be asked to indicate which seven nominees they would like to see elected to the Board. The election period will end on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. The seven nominees who receive the most votes will fill the current Board Director positions.
Announcement of Election Outcome
Returning and newly elected Board Directors will be notified of election results by Wednesday, April 26th. Election results will be announced to the CARSP membership at the CARSP Annual General Meeting in May (Date TBD).
Why join CARSP Board of Directors?
Joining CARSP's Board of Directors provides you with a wide range of benefits:
- Be part of a growing professional association of 500+ members, serving Canada’s road safety community.
- Represent CARSP on steering committees involving the latest events/projects in road safety.
- Represent your discipline and/or geographic area of Canada on decisions involving member initiatives.
- Contribute to CARSP's road safety projects.
- Gain valuable Board Director and Committee member experience, a valuable soft skill.
- Network with lead road safety professionals in Canada.
- Represent CARSP at road safety events.