This week marks the end of a consultation regarding the appointment of independent members to the BC Vegetable Marketing Commission as part of a broader review of governance.
The deadline for submitting written feedback as part of initial input on new rules for the election of members and independent appointees is January 13.
The review responds to changes July 12, 2021 amending the British Columbia Vegetable Scheme to allow for the appointment of two commissioners who are not commercial producers. Candidates will be selected through a merit-based process approved by the BC Farm Industry Review Board.
An interim policy allowed candidates to submit applications last month to serve as independent members for an initial term while the commission develops a permanent selection process.
The current consultation asks stakeholders “for written submissions on what process steps and considerations are important or most critical for appointing independent members to the Commission.”
The commission has yet to announce the picks for the two independent positions it sought to fill last month. Those directors will remain in place for one to three years, with the completion date determined on the approval of a permanent selection process and review of the commission’s election policy.