Vancouver, B.C., February 26, 2015 – The 2,000 member Vancouver Non-Partisan Association (NPA) held its 2014/15 Annual General Meeting (AGM) last night at the Italian Cultural Centre to elect new directors to the party’s board.
In accordance with the NPA Constitution and By-Laws, the following directors were elected: Gregory Baker, Johnny Cheung, Erin Chutter, Carling Dick, Jay Jagpal, Jason King, Kirk LaPointe, BC Lee, Ken Low, Rob McDowell, Suzanne Scott and Tanveer Siddiqui. Laura Campbell was elected U40 Chair and Paul Tolnai as U40 Vice Chair.
Outgoing NPA President Peter Armstrong, who has served for the past 3 years, will continue as Past-President alongside fellow Directors Susan Gagnon and Rob Boyko.
In addressing the membership, Armstrong highlighted the party’s many gains over the past three years, including the election of 11 candidates to Council, Park Board and School Board, and thanked the assembled members for their ongoing support. Thanks were also expressed to outgoing Directors Katerina Anastasiadis (U40 Chair), Gurjit Dhillon, Nicola Fairweather, Peter Kvarnstrom and Tim Laidler.
NPA Executive Director Natasha Westover updated members on upcoming plans for the NPA and thanked Armstrong for his passion and commitment to the NPA, the city and the citizens of Vancouver.
NPA Treasurer Jason King presented a financial report noting that the NPA ran a fiscally prudent campaign. He also confirmed that a small surplus was generated during the past year which will used for outreach and other engagement activities.
The NPA membership also voted unanimously in favour of a number of minor updates to the NPA By-Laws to bring the By-Laws into alignment with current practice, including officially clarifying that the NPA is a party.