VICTORIA, B.C. — The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) and its membership has elected five new industry leaders to join its 2020-2021 board of directors.
The election, which took place this month at the group’s annual general meeting, saw incumbents Stuart Cuthbert, Mazzei Electric; Mark Liudzius, Kinetic Construction Ltd.; Chris Lyons, Omicron Construction Ltd.; and Kate Ulmer, Herold Engineering, re-elected.
VICA and its membership will also see former director Morley Wilkins or Campbell Construction return to the VICA Board. James Clapp, Wilson M Beck Insurance, is poised to chair the board and Roger Yager, Knappett Projects Inc., will become Past Chair. Chris Lyons will be appointed vice chair at the first board meeting of 2020 after serving as board treasurer.
The meeting was moved to an online platform so industry and non-industry members could limit in-person interaction by joining virtually from across Vancouver Island. For the second year, VICA utilized an online voting platform that allowed members to cast their votes from anywhere.
The meeting also recognized outgoing director David Flint (former past Chair), Flynn Canada, was for 12 years of service on the VICA board. During his tenure David was involved in numerous initiatives, including the amalgamation of the North Vancouver Island Construction Association, Mid-Island Construction Association and the South Island Construction Association in 2011.
“In a year which has been plagued with such uncertainly, the Vancouver Island Construction Association and its members can be confident in our board to steward the Association in a direction which benefits current members and the industry at large,” said Rory Kulmala, VICA CEO, in a press release. “Our industry has shown resiliency in the face of COVID-19, and we will continue to champion safe policy and procedure to allow construction to continue on Vancouver Island.”