COMMISSION DE SERVICES POLICIERS D’OTTAWA
Working together for a safer community
La sécurité de notre communauté, un travail d’équipe
DATE 26 May 2014
TO/DEST. Chair and Members, Ottawa Police Services Board
FROM/EXP. Executive Director, Ottawa Police Services Board
SUBJECT/OBJET CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF POLICE GOVERNANCE: NOMINATION TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
That the Ottawa Police Services Board support the nomination of Board Member L.A. Smallwood to serve on the board of directors of the Canadian Association of Police Governance for the 2014/2015 term.
The Canadian Association of Police Governance (CAPG) is holding its 25th Annual Meeting and Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia from August 21-23, 2014 At the Annual General Meeting on August 22nd the membership will be electing a slate of candidates to serve as the Board of Directors for the 2014/2015 term. Three seats on the Board are reserved for representatives from the Province of Ontario.
The CAPG issued a Call for Nominations which was shared with all Ottawa Board members. Attached at Annex A is a memorandum from Alok Mukherjee, Chair of the Nominations Committee, and a Nominations Form that sets out the criteria that the Board nominating a candidate must confirm. The criteria includes the following:
§ The nominee is willing to commit to the association for more than one year.
§ The nominee has the time to contribute fully in 3 face-to-face meetings a year (one in Ottawa, one board retreat, and one at the annual conference).
§ The nominee has the financial support of their own board to cover the cost of their attendance at the three meetings a year including airfare and accommodation.
§ The nominee is able to participate in a two-hour bi-monthly teleconference board meeting.
§ The nominee is willing to sit on at least one working committee and actively participate in the work of that committee.
Board Member Smallwood has served on the CAPG Board for the past year and is willing to continue to serve for the 2014/2015 term. He requires the support of the Ottawa Police Services Board in nominating him and agreeing to cover the cost of his attendance at the face-to-face board meetings each year that are not held in Ottawa.
The Ottawa Police Services Board has a history of being a strong supporter of the CAPG. It is advantageous to the CAPG to have a board member from Ottawa, as the majority of the association’s lobbying efforts and meetings with partner organizations take place in Ottawa. Member Smallwood has served on the CAPG Board for the past year and is willing to continue for the 2014/2015 term.
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