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Shuswap Watershed Council

Get Involved!

Shuswap Watershed Council invites applications for Community Representative positions

Applications accepted through February 18, 2022

Become a community representative on SWC

Would you like to become involved in the Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC)? The SWC is inviting residents of the Shuswap to apply to join the SWC membership as a Community Representative.

Up to four Community Representative positions are available, for up to three-year terms commencing on April 1, 2022.

As a Community Representative on the SWC, you will work with other SWC members and staff to provide direction to the delivery of the SWC’s programs for water quality, safe boating and recreation, aquatic invasive species prevention, public engagement and communications, and advocacy, as set out in the Strategic Plan for 2021-2026.

 

What Community Representatives Will Contribute to SWC's Work

Community Representatives are expected to contribute to the SWC in the following ways:

  • Be prepared to commit time and energy to participate without remuneration (travel expenses to/from meetings will be compensated,
  • Attend meetings on a quarterly basis, held within the Shuswap area or held virtually with remote participation (i.e., Zoom meeting),
  • Be committed to examining issues and ideas objectively,
  • Serve for up to three years (with possibility of subsequent terms),
  • Receive and respond to correspondence by email.

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Have a demonstrated track record of community involvement or committee experience,
  • Reside in the Shuswap watershed (part-time residence is acceptable).

One of the key roles of a Community Representative will be to facilitate a two-way information exchange between the SWC and the Shuswap community: relaying the decisions and activities of the SWC out to the community and communicating community input to the SWC for consideration.

Interested? Learn More about SWC.

For more information about the role and expectations of Community Representatives and of the Shuswap Watershed Council, applicants should review the following:

How to Apply

Ready to apply? Please download, complete and save this fillable PDF form using Adobe Acrobat Reader* to express your interest in becoming a Community Representative:

Expression of Interest Form

* If you do not have Adobe Reader on your computer, it is free and downloadable from the Adobe site.

Send your completed form to the SWC Program Manager, care of the Fraser Basin Council in Kamloops, by February 18, 2022:

Shuswap Watershed Council
Attention: Erin Vieira, SWC Program Manager

By email (preferred):  (Quote “SWC Expression of Interest” in subject line), or

By mail: 200A – 1383 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC V2C 6K7.

If you would prefer a Word version of the Expression of Interest form, please request one from Erin .

Thank you to all applicants for your interest!

Short-listed candidates will be invited to the March 9 SWC meeting so that
the SWC can meet with them individually prior to final selection of Community Representatives.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:
www.pluginbc.ca

Emotive:
www.emotivebc.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

FBC Youth:
fbcyouthprogram.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca 

Salmon-Safe BC
www.salmonsafe.ca

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351
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