About Us

Board of Directors


 Patty Peterson - Chair 
Term Expires 2021

Richard Vossen- Vice-Chair
Term Expires 2021

Wendy Hunt - Secretary 
Term Expires 2020

Dean Daly
Term Expires 2020

Sue Jones
Term Expires 2022


 Klaus Mueller
Term Expires 2021

Tom Havard
Term Expires 2020

Simon Franklin
Term Expires 2022

Denise Fisher
Term Expires 2022

Interested in being a director?

Your Credit Union:

Bulkley Valley Credit Union is a locally owned and controlled financial cooperative.

You as a Member:

Being a member of Bulkley Valley Credit Union means more than opening an account; you become an important part of us. You vote to elect a Board of Directors who are nominated from the general membership. The directors represent you, the member. They are responsible for setting policies, which are then implemented by the Chief Executive Officer.

 You as a Candidate for a Director:

Your Board of Directors is responsible for the overall policies of Bulkley Valley Credit Union.

The Board of Directors is also charged with setting the Credit Union's overall mission, purpose, objectives and strategic plan. In addition to attending monthly board meetings, our directors also serve on a number of committees as listed below.

Directors may spend up to 15 hours a month in preparation for, and attendance at, scheduled meetings.  Additional time is required for director development and education, community events and business planning sessions. Further, our directors are encouraged to attend regional, provincial and international credit union conferences. Meetings and events are scheduled during regular business hours, evenings and weekends.

A more detailed description for the director’s position is available by clicking here, or stopping by your local branch or the Administration office. Please consider the responsibilities, skills and time commitment required when contemplating your application for nomination for a director position.

One of the committees of the Board of Directors is the Nominations Committee. This committee reviews the skills matrix of our existing Board of Directors and then is tasked with the responsibility of recruiting qualified candidates for expiring director positions each year. This committee would be pleased to meet with potential director candidates at any time during the year to discuss the requirements of becoming a director at Bulkley Valley Credit Union.

This is your opportunity, as a member, to participate in the democratic control of your cooperative.

 

Committees

Audit
Dean Daly, Denise Fisher, Tom Havard

Community Support - the Hazeltons’
Cheryl Mikolayczyk, Tamia Hatler, Wendy Hunt, Andrea Nikkel, Dean Paranich, Laura Roe,  Marilee Yee

Community Support - Houston & District
Arnold Amonson, Halley Finch, Jamie Mayer, Skoukje Warren, Maureen Czirfusz, Shannon Clarke, Ken Thomson, Sue Jones

Community Support - Lakes District
Laura Blackwell, Nathan Way, Leone McHugh, Angelika Posselt, Richard Vossen, Crystal Miller, Kevin White

Community Support - Smithers
Simon Franklin, Lorelei Smaha-Klaver, Tracy McIntyre, Gregory Wacholtz, Diane Macaulay, Cathryn Olmstead, Duane Devries

Conduct Review
Dean Daly, Susan Jones, Wendy Hunt

Corporate Governance
Denise Fisher, Klaus Mueller, Tom Havard, Wendy Hunt

Executive
Patty Peterson-Chair, Richard Vossen-Vice-Chair, Wendy Hunt-Secretary, Tom Havard-Alternate

Investment & Lending
Patty Peterson, Klaus Mueller, Simon Franklin

Nominating
Denise Fisher, Klaus Mueller, Simon Franklin


In Our Community

  • AGM Update

    For the safety of our members and to support the continued efforts of maintaining social distancing, the Board of Directors of Bulkley Valley Credit Union has decided not to hold our Annual General Meeting on April 20, 2020, at the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre in Smithers as previously advertised.

    Instead, we will be hosting a virtual AGM on that same date, starting at the advertised time of 7:00 P.M.

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  • Easter Weekend Hours

    Happy Easter Weekend! All branches will be closed from Friday, April 10th until Monday April 13th. All locations re-open on Tuesday, April 14th with our temporary hours of 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

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  • COVID-19 and Alternative Banking Solutions

    April 1, 2020
    BVCU is HERE FOR YOU.

    During the COVID-19 outbreak, Bulkley Valley Credit Union is taking added precautions to keep our members and staff safe. We are asking members to limit the use of our branches for essential services only and to respect the health authority and municipal, provincial and federal government measures. In consideration of our staff and other members, only attend if you are symptom free.

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