This special edition newsletter will fill you in on the 2013 Annual General Meeting if you weren't able to attend. By all accounts it was a great day! We saw lots of new and familiar faces, exchanged ideas and shared many laughs - especially when Andrew was given his new MLA toolkit! Read on to meet key people and find out what policies were approved.
Provincial Council: Meet your newly elected and re-elected Provincial Council members
In addition to giving many volunteer hours and acting as role models for BC Greens around the Province, Provincial Council guides the direction of the Party. At the 2013 Annual General Meeting, three new BC Greens were elected as Councillors-at-Large to Provincial Council in addition to those re-elected (read more).
Meet Adam Olsen, Interim Leader
I am honoured to be the interim-leader of the BC Green Party. I want to acknowledge and thank Jane Sterk for her leadership over the past seven years; I wish her all the best in her new endeavours. Also, congratulations to my friend and colleague Dr. Andrew Weaver for his incredible win in May. I look forward to working with Andrew and his staff.
Our Party is entering an important time; we are presented an exciting opportunity to offer a pragmatic, evidence-based alternative to what has become the hyper-partisan politics in British Columbia (read more).
AGM 2013 Policy Results
Thanks to your participation and ideas, two Policy Resolutions were passed at the AGM. First, a policy for rescinding, from the Consolidated Policies 2012, in which, "18.104.22.168. Cities should be required to maintain the same average density within their limits so that when one area's density is increased, another area's density should be proportionally decreased."
Second, a Branding and Communications Resolution where, "The Green Party of BC undertake a systematic review of the party's branding and communications involving such Directors at Large or members who can contribute knowledge and skills of branding, market research and communications strategy."
If you are interested in getting involved in the policy process, contact Policy Chair Roland Wahlgren.
Join us on Sunday, September 22 in the Walk for Reconciliation, along with our newly elected Interim Leader Adam Olsen (member of the Tsartlip First Nation), BC Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver, City Councillor Adriane Carr, and Green Party MP Elizabeth May.
You can find more fun BC Greens activities and post your own events on the Events Page of our website.