Call for Delegates: Clean Air Strategic Alliance Board of Directors

Position: 
Alternates (3), NGO Industrial, NGO Rural, NGO Urban
Initiative: 
Board of Directors
Application Deadline: 
5 Dec 2018
Background: 

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) is a multi-stakeholder organization made up of representatives of industry, government, and environmental organizations which develops and recommends strategies to assess and improve air quality in Alberta. Detailed information on CASA is available on their website.

CASA is governed by a board of directors who are appointed by their sectors in accordance with the principle of sectoral self-selection. There are six ENGO representatives on the CASA board; nominally three Directors and three Alternates, with Alternates having the same participation rights as the primary Directors.

The AEN selects Directors and Alternates in a staggered fashion. The terms of the current Alternates expire at the end of December, and a new slate of Alternates will be selected to serve a three-year term from January 2019 to December 2021. Current Alternates are welcome to apply to serve another term—there are no term limits.

The terms of the current Directors will expire in December 2019.

Time Commitment: 

The CASA Board holds three full-day meetings each year. Applicants should also expect to allocate some time for meeting preparation and followup, including participation in periodic teleconferences and meetings of the CASA NGO Caucus, and AEN Clean Air & Energy Caucus. Directors are also expected to serve on board committees.

Expenses & Honoraria: 

Per diem Honoraria and reimbursement of travel expenses are available from CASA in accordance with their stakeholder support policy.

Selection Criteria: 

The representative should also have the following attributes

  • Be knowledgeable about air quality and air quality issues.
  • Support and endorsement of an environmental non-governmental organization active in Alberta with a demonstrated commitment to the environmental stewardship and promotion of air quality improvement.
  • Record of effective participation in CASA Board or Project Teams, or other consensus-based multi-stakeholder processes.

Delegate Expectations

  • Actively participate and provide input at the meetings.
  • Provide updates to and receive feedback from the ENGO sector by participating in AEN conference calls & meetings, and providing periodic written briefs.
  • Familiarize oneself with the AEN’s Name Use Policy

The selected delegates are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the objects and values of the Alberta Environmental Network. The objects of the AEN include:

  • to encourage and support networking, communication, and resource sharing amongst non-governmental environmental organizations…
  • to facilitate common action and/or joint initiatives by some or all of its member groups

The values of the AEN:

  • Transparent
  • Accountable
  • Credible
  • Fair
  • Honest
  • Accurate
  • Compassionate
  • Collaborative
  • Inspiring
  • Supportive
  • Respecting diversity
Application Instructions: 

Please reply to [email protected] by Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM providing:

  • Contact information of applicant (including address, email, and phone number);
  • Which sub-sector (NGO Industrial, NGO Rural, or NGO Urban) the applicant is seeking to represent;
  • The name of the environmental non-governmental organization endorsing the applicant;
  • A brief description of the applicant’s background and abilities, particularly those relevant to the selection criteria 

NOTE: Delegates may include a resume as additional information but not in the place of the other information requested.

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