Board Chair highlights 2015 accomplishments at AGM retrospective

Board Chair Jocelyn Kelley recognized departing directors for their contributions to E-Comm as Director Bob Rolls reads list of 2016-2017 nominees.
Board Chair Jocelyn Kelley recognized departing directors for their contributions to E-Comm as Director Bob Rolls reads list of 2016-2017 nominees.

There was one simple, yet powerful word that E-Comm Board Chair Jocelyn Kelley used to describe 2015 and she used it liberally during her June Annual General Meeting (AGM) retrospective… collaboration.

“By its very definition, collaboration represents the efforts of many individuals who come together toward a common purpose,” shared Jocelyn in her opening remarks. “In E-Comm’s case I believe it has been a deep-seated resolve, the kind usually reserved for an underdog, to reach very specific objectives through teamwork, innovation, careful planning and, perhaps most important, a culture that is focused on listening to the customer to help find solutions that support their unique needs.”

For E-Comm, 2015 was a year of many firsts. The emergency communications centre answered its first 9-1-1 call from central Vancouver Island, made a first radio broadcast over the new next generation radio network, successfully managed its first year as the 9-1-1 Primary Public Safety Answer Point for wildfire regions in the northern, southern and central interiors, and during a late-summer windstorm, handled the largest surge of 9-1-1 calls in a compressed time frame in E-Comm’s history. And these are only a few of the many noted accomplishments and milestones.

More than 40 shareholders from municipalities across Metro Vancouver and from the police, fire and ambulance community, attended the June 16 AGM, held each year to carry out the required business of the company under the Business Corporations Act. This includes appointing a new Board of Directors for the upcoming term (2016-2017), receiving the company’s annual financial statements and appointing company auditors.

The Annual General Meeting also marked Jocelyn Kelley announcing she would be retiring as Board Chair after six terms, although she will remain on the Board for one more year.

“I have been beyond honoured to serve as board chair of this organization and it’s been a joy to work with Dave Guscott and the Executive Team and to get to know so many staff over the years,” Jocelyn later said. “Having the chance to double-plug with Operations staff and to learn about the Next Generation Radio Program gives you a special appreciation of the contribution E-Comm makes to public safety.”

For a full overview of E-Comm’s 2015 achievements, performance results and financial overview, find the 2015 Annual Report on

2016-17 Board of Directors

Doug Campbell (Chair)
Independent Director

Councillor Bruce Bell
Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows

Rebecca (Becky) Denlinger*
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General (*Director Denlinger is Deputy Minister with Emergency Management BC within the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure).

Barry Forbes
Independent Director

Mayor Jack Froese
Township of Langley, Cities of Surrey and White Rock

Lois Karr

Jocelyn Kelley
Independent Director

Anne Kinvig
Independent Director

Councillor Raymond Louie
Metro Vancouver

Jack McGee
Independent Police Boards (Abbotsford, New Westminster, Port Moody, Transit Police, West Vancouver)

Councillor Bill McNulty
City of Richmond

Paul Mochrie
City of Vancouver

Clayton Pecknold
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Karl Preuss
Corporation of Delta / Delta Police Board

Bob Rolls
Vancouver Police Board

Kathy Steegstra
BC Emergency Health Services

Councillor Mary Trentadue
Belcarra, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody

Mayor Richard Walton
City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, Village of Lions Bay

Terry Waterhouse
Cities of Surrey and White Rock, Township of Langley