APEGA’s Council—19 people strong—applies teamwork, professionalism, and a diversity of perspectives to its duties. This group provides governance and guidance to APEGA’s members and staff, and it’s a fundamental component of self-regulation.
Although APEGA has about 140 employees, Council directs just one of them, the Registrar & CEO, whose job it is to turn Council’s strategic direction into actions and outcomes. Three of those councillors are called public members. Appointed by the Government of Alberta, part of their role is to bring differing perspectives to discussions and decisions. The other 16 members of Council are professional engineers and professional geoscientists elected by their peers. Twelve are regular councillors serving three-year terms, and the other four are members of the Council Executive. Every year, APEGA holds an election to freshen Council by replacing four of the regular positions with new faces, and to vote two new members onto the executive. Councillors set the direction for APEGA, providing oversight throughout the year. Council’s responsibilities include: -- developing and driving APEGA's strategic direction -- ensuring responsible use of resources to effectively execute APEGA's strategic plan -- providing guidance on APEGA’s function and activities -- providing financial oversight
-- making decisions that affect the professions and the membership
Council is a critical element in maintaining and enhancing self-regulation, creating the path forward as we continue to serve the public into the next century.
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