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

Kyle Thomson 
Term Expires 2019


 Klaus Mueller
Term Expires 2021

Tom Havard
Term Expires 2020

Randy Brandvold  
Term Expires 2019

Denise Fisher
Term Expires 2019

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
Randy Brandvold, Dean Daly, Denise Fisher

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

Community Support - Houston & District
Arnold Amonson, Halley Finch, Jamie Mayer, Skoukje Warren, Maureen Czirfusz, Shannon Clarke, Don McKilligan, Kyle Thomson

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

Community Support - Smithers
Klaus Mueller, Lorelei Smaha-Klaver, Tracy McIntyre, Gregory Wacholtz, Diane Macaulay, Cathryn Olmstead, Brooke Bandstra, Randy Brandvold, Duane DeVries

Conduct Review
Kyle Thomson, Dean Daly, Wendy Hunt

Corporate Governance
Tom Havard, Randy Brandvold, Klaus Mueller, Wendy Hunt

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

Investment & Lending
Klaus Mueller, Patty Peterson, Denise Fisher

Nominating
Patty Peterson, Klaus Mueller, Richard Vossen


In Our Community

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    Bulkley Valley Credit Union is proud to help Bulkley Valley and Lakes District students reach their post-secondary education goals through the Credit Unions of BC Bursary Program. Submit your bursary application today and get help towards funding your future! Deadline is to apply for a bursary up to $2000 is February 15. Continue reading for more information!

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