Friday, February 3, 2012

Tofino Needs Two New Reps. for the CBT Board

Hey, Tofitians, here's your chance to represent your community on the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust board. As specified by the CBT's by-laws, choosing a rep. must be an open call to the community for expressions of interest. More here from the District of Tofino's press release:

Expression of Interest
District of Tofino

The District of Tofino is accepting expressions-of-interest from District residents to serve in a volunteer capacity as a Director and Alternate Director on the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust Society (CBT) Board of Directors. The Director and Alternate Director will serve a 4-year term.

The CBT exists to support research, education and programs that advance conservation, the understanding of natural processes in the marine and terrestrial ecosystems and that promote the health of individuals and communities in the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve region. The CBT also facilitates the sharing and exchange of knowledge and experience both locally and globally. The CBT is the west coast’s community foundation. Directors are the public face of the organization and gather input from their community to share with the CBT Board and staff, as well as report back to their community on CBT business.

All CBT Board Directors and Alternates are expected to uphold the principles, interests and objectives of the CBT at all times. The CBT Board meets approximately eight times per year.

All CBT Board Directors and Alternates are also expected to:

have demonstrated experience and interest in research, education, or programs, or bring other substantive experience that is directly related to the core activities of the Trust;
be knowledgeable about research and education organizations and initiatives in the region;
be willing to work in a consensus and team oriented environment;
be willing to implement the regional vision for research, education, and programs to guide Trust activities;
be willing to demonstrate leadership on behalf of the Trust and to advocate for the Trust and its operations;
be willing to put the interests of the region before the interests of their community;
be willing to abide by the CBT Constitution, Bylaws, approved policies, and guidelines relating to conflict-of-interest; and
have experience working with non-profit boards.

Interested District residents should submit a cover letter outlining their related experience and include a detailed resume to the District of Tofino Council c/o Braden Smith, CAO, PO Box 9, 121-3rd Street, Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 by 9:00AM on Monday, February 13, 2012 or by email to

Please visit the CBT website at for further information regarding the designation of Clayoquot Sound as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the activities of the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust.

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