The BC Vegetable Marketing Commission is holding its annual general meeting today, but the election of officers has already taken place. Originally slated for the Coast Tsawwassen Inn, the meeting will proceed by videoconference. The agenda for the two-hour meeting is packed. It includes a presentation on FeedBC, the province’s institutional buying initiative and accountability in regulated marketing.
An update on the BC Farm Industry Review Board’s supervisory review of the BC Vegetable Marketing Commission and the regulated vegetable sector will also take place. The review is accepting comments through April 30; details are available at [tinyurl.com/BCVeg-FIRB].
The selection of directors, however, took place earlier in April. The results were announced April 20, with four new officers beginning two-year terms on May 1.
These include Armand Vander Meulen, representing greenhouse peppers; Brent Royal, representing greenhouse tomatoes; and Cory Gerrard and Blair Lodder, both representing storage crops. The nominations were not contested, avoiding the need for an election.
The four men will serve under chair Debbie Etsell and alongside Peter Guichon, Hugh Reynolds, John Newell and Mike Reed.