Current Citizen Member Vacancies 

VOLUNTEERS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

The Council of the Corporation of the City of Brantford is seeking Directors to serve on the following Boards:

(1) Director for Brantford Power Inc.

(1) Director for Brantford Group of Companies

The Council of The Corporation of the City of Brantford is seeking (1) Director to serve on the Board of Directors governing Brantford Energy Corp., Branford Power Inc., Brantford Hydro Inc. and Brantford Generation Inc., (the “Brantford Group of Companies”); and (1) Director to serve on the Board of Directors for Brantford Power Inc.

Brantford Hydro, a retail company with fibre optics and water heater lines of business, Brantford Generation, established to develop electricity generation projects and Brantford Power, the local electricity distribution company are the three operating companies within Brantford Group of Companies, which also includes a holding company, Brantford Energy Corporation.

The Brantford Group of Companies is governed by a Board of Directors that has ultimate accountability for the overall direction and results of each Corporation. The board oversees the conduct of the business and the performance of management who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business. For Brantford Power only, there are three separate directors, the independent directors required by the Affiliate Relationships Code, who also participate in governance.

Serving approximately 38,500 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the City of Brantford, Brantford Power Inc. is the city’s local electricity distribution company and is committed to delivering safe, efficient and reliable electricity to our customers while offering the best energy solutions and superior customer service.

Brantford Power’s strategic focus is on building sustainable communities while making continual improvements and investments across all aspects of its business including employee and community safety; operational efficiency and reliability, responsible asset management and innovation; responsive customer service; and conservation programs. The company is wholly owned by the Brantford Energy Corporation.

Brantford Power is governed by a Board of Directors that has ultimate accountability for the overall direction and results of the Corporation. The board oversees the conduct of the business and the performance of management who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business.

Qualification of Directors

In addition to sound judgment and personal integrity, the qualifications of candidates for the Board may include:

(a) business experience including, without limitation, business development, marketing, sales and consumer relations;

(b) experience on private corporation boards of directors;

(c) financial, legal, accounting, banking and/or finance experience;

(d) environmental, labour relations and/or safety experience;

(e) high level of commitment, maturity, enthusiasm and leadership qualities;

(f) innovative and committed;

(g) regulated industry knowledge and experience including, without limitation, experience in the telecommunications, energy and/or hydro sectors;

(h) engineering, technical and/or systems experience;

(i) retail business experience; and/or

(j) knowledge of public policy issues relating to the Shareholder.

Residency

In the event that all other factors in the selection of one (1) or more members of the Board are equal between or among candidates, preference will be given to the appointment of persons who are the owner or tenant of land or the spouse of said owner or tenant of land in the City of Brantford.

Term

The term of office shall expire not later than the close of the third annual meeting of the Shareholder following the election of that Director or until his or her successor is appointed. Any director may be re-elected for any number of further terms.

Meetings

Approximately twelve (12) meetings are held per annum.

Remuneration

$5,000 per annum.

Application Process and Deadline

Interested applicants are asked to apply in writing with resume no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 to:

Lori Wolfe, City Clerk
City of Brantford
100 Wellington Square
Brantford, ON N3T 2M3
Fax: (519) 759-7840 E-Mail: lwolfe@brantford.ca


Applications are now being accepted for membership on following:

Shellard Lane Task Force

(2 citizen members for a term to expire November 30, 2018)

Mandate:

To provide direction, adherence to timelines and expectations, as well as the provision of feedback during the Southwest Sports Complex Project.

Task Force Members will assist City staff by:

  • providing input with respect to the development of the new Southwest Sports Complex;
  • reviewing information gathered through public meetings and surveys;
  • participating in Task Force meetings and offering constructive advice and guidance.

Suggested Skill Sets for Task Force Members include:

  • understanding of community recreation needs and facilities;
  • a resident of the City of Brantford;
  • capable of attending meetings and participating in discussions to resolve issues.

Composition:

  • Councillor Weaver (Ward 1)
  • Councillor Kings (Ward 1)
  • Shellard Neighbourhood Association Representative
  • Pleasant Ridge Neighbourhood Association Representative
  • 2 citizens

Appropriate municipal staff will attend meetings in a non-voting capacity

Meeting Dates:

At the call of the Chair

Term of Office:

For a term to expire November 30, 2018

Application Forms and Deadlines

Application forms are available in the City Clerk’s Department, Brantford City Hall during regular business hours and on the City’s website at www.brantford.ca (under the Your Government Tab, click on Council & Committees and then Citizen Committees.).

Completed applications must be returned no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 to:

Lori Wolfe, City Clerk
City of Brantford
100 Wellington Square
P.O. Box 818
Brantford, ON N3T 5R7
(519) 759-7840 (fax)
lwolfe@brantford.ca (e-mail)

City Council wishes to ensure that its Boards, Advisory Committees and Task Forces reflect the diverse nature of Brantford’s population and invites all residents to consider these opportunities.