President:

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The President of PCG provides leadership to the organization and ensures that the Board adheres to its bylaws and constitution.

Top 3 responsibilities:

  • encourages Board members to participate and supports them in making decisions in their areas
  • acknowledge Board member contributions as they occur
  • promote PCG’s purpose to the larger community – permaculture and beyond (work with Vice President and Strategic Communications Director to reach new groups and people)
  • prepare a report for the AGM (government requirement)

Other key responsibilities:

  • Board Meetings:
    • Prepare the agenda (with input from board members)
    • Chair the meeting. (Various members of the Board may take on this role)
    • Keeps discussions on topic.
  • Acts as one of the signing officers for cheques and other documents, such as contracts and grant applications.
  • Ensures the Board’s activities are focused and aligned to PCG’s mission.
  • Plays a leading role in supporting fundraising activities.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the Board’s decision-making process.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of Board Members, using measurable criteria.
  • Annual General Meeting:
    • Prepares and presents the annual report (government requirement)
    • Chairs the Nominating Committee
    • Prepares the nomination list of candidates for open Board positions to be presented at the annual general meeting.
    • Orients Board Members and committee chairpersons to the Board.

Lisa Patterson

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Off-grid-living, sheep-rearing, garden-crazy permaculturalist.

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email: president@permaculturecalgary.org

Vice President:

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The Vice President provides support and backup for the President.

Top 3 responsibilities:

  • acting in a support role for the president as consultant, advisor
  • staying current on what the president is doing, being informed on key issues within the PCG and within the community
  • find strategic ways to connect to the community (cross-over with Communications)
  • chairing Communications Committee

Other key responsibilities:

  • Participates in board meetings on a regular basis
  • Attends the annual general meeting
  • Chairs at least one major committee
  • May act as a signing officer for cheques and other documents.

Alex Meyer

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email: vice.president@permaculturecalgary.org

Treasurer:

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  • Serves on the Executive Committee
  • Gives regular reports to the Board on the financial state of the organization
  • Keeps financial reports on file
  • Chairs the Finance Committee
  • Acts as signing officer, with another officer or Executive Director for cheques and other documents
  • Keeps accurate accounts of Board receipts and disbursements for Board-related expenditures
  • Speaks for the budget in partnership with the President and Finance Committee
  • Makes sure all necessary financial reports are filed
  • Collects and records membership dues. Issue receipts.
  • Orients the new Treasurer

Tammy Faas

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email: treasurer@permaculturecalgary.org

Secretary:

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  • Serves on the Executive Committee
  • Keeps copies of the organization’s bylaws and the Board’s policy statements
  • Keeps lists of officers, Board Members, committees and General Membership.
  • Notifies Board Members of meetings
  • Keeps record of Board attendance.
  • Makes sure that there is quorum at Board Meetings.
  • Keeps accurate minutes of meetings.
  • Records all motions and decisions of meetings.
  • Signs Board minutes to attest to their accuracy.
  • Keeps copies of minutes of both Board and committee meetings.
  • Distributes copies of minutes to Board Members promptly after meetings.
  • Conducts general Board Correspondence.
  • Keeps records of all Board correspondence.
  • Signs official documents of the organization as required.
  • Files the annual return, amendments to the bylaws and other incorporating documents with the Corporate Registry.
  • Ensures that members are notified of General Meetings.
  • In the absence of the President and Vice President, chairs Board Meetings until the election of an alternate President
  • Receives and reads all correspondence and brings it to the attention of the appropriate officer.
  • Orients the new Secretary

Aasha Blanco

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email: secretary@permaculturecalgary.org

 

Webmaster:

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email: webmaster@permaculturecalgary.org

Other Board Members:

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Bridget Lacey

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Fifth generation Alberta farmer, living SW of Turner Valley on my family farm; growing organic edibles and incorporating permaculture wherever possible. Candidate for the Green Party of Canada in the 2019 general election. Single mother of two boys, aged 8 & 12. I work in public administration, and hope to move my career in the direction of professional writing and public speaking.

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Deborah Burke

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I love plants.......I can sit for hours on the side of a mountain soaking up their blissful presence, listening to their silent voices. I still have the first plant I ever grew from a cutting when I first moved away from home. It was just natural for me to start gardening at the wise old age of five at the side of my grandmother because it was a love that she shared with me, and it has been a very important part of my life ever since. Permaculture fascinates me because it is a system based on replicating the ways that plants have always grown, and I feel that it is an important piece in the healing of the earth and the rebuilding of cohesive communities........it is time to connect, to build relationships...

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Michelle Avis

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Currently serving the PCG Board as Website Director. My husband Rob & I run two permaculture businesses: Verge Permaculture and Adaptive Habitat. We have two children, Rowan (6) and Naomi (4).

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Monica Truong

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Permaculture makes sense and it is powerful! Although I'm not the green thumb of the family, I still find the principles of permaculture useful in other areas of life. I'm a stay-at-home, un/homeschooling mom of two wonderful girls. Inspired by yhe PCG, my husband and I will be creating our first food forest this year (hopefully!).

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Amy Reynolds

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Sarah Meyers

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