City of Regina
Saskatchewan CA

CC Committee Report
CR19-105

2020 Appointments to Regina’s Warehouse Business Improvement District Board

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – NOVEMBER 13, 2019

 

The Committee adopted a resolution to concur in the recommendation contained in the report.

 

Recommendation #3 does not require City Council approval.

 

Mayor Michael Fougere, Councillors:  Jerry Flegel (Chairperson), Lori Bresciani, Sharron Bryce, John Findura, Bob Hawkins, Jason Mancinelli, Joel Murray, Mike O’Donnell, Andrew Stevens and Barbara Young were present during consideration of this report by the Executive Committee.

 

The Executive Committee, at the PRIVATE session of its meeting held on November 13, 2019, considered the following report from the Administration:

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

1.      That the following appointments be approved to Regina’s Warehouse Business Improvement District Board: 

 

·         Mr. Don Black                                                        January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

·         Mr. Mark Heise                                                        January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

·         Ms. Loree MacPherson                                          January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

·         Mr. Frank McInally                                                        January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

·         Ms. Piper New                                                        January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

·         Ms. Brandee Owens                                                        January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

 

2.      Members continue to hold office for the term indicated or until successors are appointed.

 

3.      That this report be forwarded to the November 25, 2019 City Council meeting approval.

 

CONCLUSION

 

The Nominating Committee established by Bylaw No. 2003-15 Regina's Old Warehouse Business Improvement District Bylaw for recommendation of appointments to Regina’s Warehouse Business Improvement District Board met to determine recommendations for the consideration of the Executive Committee and City Council.  There are six positions on the Board to be filled for 2020.  The Committee has reviewed all applications and is recommending the reappointment of three current members and the appointment of three new members.

 

BACKGROUND

 

Bylaw No. 2003-15 Regina's Old Warehouse Business Improvement District Bylaw section 6 (1.1), provides for a Nominating Committee for recommending appointments to Executive Committee, consisting of:

(a)   the Chair of the Board;

(b)   the Vice-Chair of the Board;

(c)   a member of the Board who is the first year of a two year term;

(d)   the City Council member; and

(e)   the City of Regina ex-officio member appointed to the Board.

 

The role of the Nominating Committee is to recommend to the Executive Committee and City Council, the appointment of members to Regina’s Warehouse Business Improvement District Board (the Board).  The purpose of this report is to facilitate the appointments for 2020.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Board is comprised of 11 members appointed by Council.  The current composition of the Board includes a member of Council, one citizen to represent the district residents and nine other citizens at large.

 

The terms of the citizen members are a maximum of two years in length.  At the end of 2019, the terms of three members will expire:  Mr. Don Black, Mr. Mike Brown, Mr. Frank McInally, Mr. Thomas Williams and Mr. Mark Heise.

Returning citizen members of the Board with terms continuing to December 31, 2020 are Krista BeBeau, Mark Kowalyk, Megan McCormick and Katherine Melnychuk. Tracy Read submitted her resignation in October.

 

The Nominating Committee met on October 7th, with the Executive Director in attendance to act as Secretary.  The Committee reviewed the 12 applications received by the City Clerk’s office through the advertising process.

 

After reviewing the applications, the Nominating Committee is recommending the following appointments to the Board:

 

1.      Mr. Don Black for a term effective January 1, 2020 and expiring December 31, 2020

2.      Mr. Mark Heise for a term effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

3.      Ms. Loree MacPherson for a term effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

4.      Mr. Frank McInally for a term effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

5.      Ms. Piper New for a term effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

6.      Ms. Brandee Owens for a term effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

 

RECOMMENDATION IMPLICATIONS

 

Financial Implications

 

None with respect to this report.

 

Environmental Implications

 

None with respect to this report.

 

Policy and/or Strategic Implications

 

Regina’s Warehouse Business Improvement District plays a key role in managing growth and community in the warehouse area.  Serving on the board provides citizens with the opportunity to become involved in their community and its future.  The time, effort and expertise members dedicate is invaluable and contributes significantly to Council’s vision of an inclusive community.

 

Other Implications

 

In accordance with City Council’s policy statement respecting Strengthening Eligibility and Diversity Requirements for board and committee representation. In 2019, the gender ratio on the Board is 40% Female and 60% male. In 2020, If Council approves all recommended appointments, the gender ratio will be 60% Female and 40% male with one board member declaring as indigenous.

 

Accessibility Implications

 

None with respect to this report.

 

COMMUNICATION PLAN

 

After City Council has finalized the appointments, the following communications will take place:

 

1.      All applicants will be notified, in writing, of the outcome of their applications.

 

2.      The incumbents who have finished their terms on the Board will be sent letters from the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, indicating appreciation for their service.

 

DELEGATED AUTHORITY

 

The recommendations contained in this report require City Council approval.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

Respectfully submitted,

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