NEWS RELEASE: E-Comm announces 2010-11 Board of Directors

Vancouver, B.C. – E-Comm 9-1-1, the regional emergency communication centre for southwest B.C. today announced its 2010-2011 Board of Directors, a diverse mix of leaders from across Metro Vancouver. The Board is comprised of 18 directors and includes elected officials, municipal staff, and representatives of emergency services, the provincial government and local community and business leaders.

“To be successful in achieving our mission of providing emergency personnel and the public with exceptional communication services that help save lives and protect property, it is critical the region’s emergency communication centre is overseen by the very communities it serves,” says Ken Shymanski, E-Comm president and CEO.

“We are fortunate to have this level of expertise on our Board and look forward to the significant contribution they will make to our operation through their knowledge and regional perspectives,” Shymanski added.

  • Jocelyn Kelley, Independent Director, has been appointed Board Chair.
  • Kevin Begg, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policing and Community Safety Branch, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General (representing the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General)
  • Helen Blackburn, Independent Director (also appointed chair of the Audit Committee)
  • Daphne Corbett, Independent Director
  • Ernie Daykin, Mayor, District of Maple Ridge (representing District of Maple Ridge and City of Pitt Meadows)
  • Rebecca Denlinger, Fire and Emergency Management Commissioner of British Columbia (representing Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General)
  • Charlie Fox, Councillor, Township of Langley (representing City of White Rock, City of Surrey, Township of Langley)
  • Len Garis, Fire Chief, City of Surrey (representing City of Surrey, City of White Rock, Township of Langley)
  • Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Mayor, District of West Vancouver (representing District of West Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver) (also appointed chair of the Governance Committee)
  • Cindy Grauer (representing City of Vancouver)
  • Barrie Lynch, Councillor, City of Coquitlam (representing City of Coquitlam, City of Port Moody, City of Port Coquitlam, City of New Westminster, Village of Belcarra)
  • Ernie Malone, Chief Superintendent, RCMP, retired (representing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Bill McNulty, Councillor, City of Richmond (representing the City of Richmond)
  • Karl Preuss, Director of Finance, Corporation of Delta (representing the Corporation of Delta)
  • Bob Rolls, Deputy Chief, Vancouver police department, retired (representing the Vancouver Police Board)
  • Michael Sanderson, Executive Director, Lower Mainland, BC Ambulance Service (representing Emergency Health Services)
  • Joe Trasolini, Mayor, City of Port Moody (representing independent police boards for the City of Port Moody, District of West Vancouver, City of New Westminster, City of Abbotsford and South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service)
  • Sheldon Stoilen, Independent Director, (also appointed chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee)

E-Comm is the regional emergency communication centre for southwest British Columbia. E-Comm provides 9-1-1, radio and dispatch communications services and support systems to emergency responders and the more than two million residents they serve. <>


For more information and bios contact:
Jody Robertson, E-Comm Corporate Communications: 604- 215-4956/604-640-1342 (pager)