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Call for Nominations

2019 Board of Directors

There are seven (7) seats open for the 2019 Board of Directors.

The Nomination Period is OPEN from:

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 9:00am*
Monday, November 19, 2018 
at 4:00pm*
*Atlantic Standard Time

As per Section 7.2 of The Maritimes Energy Association bylaws the Nominations and Elections Committee has determined of the seven open positions there will be:

  • one Director representing the Oil & Gas sector;
  • two Directors representing the Renewable Energy sector;
  • four Directors shall be Members at Large.

Every attempt shall be made to have the Board membership be a broad representation of energy sectors and geographic regions. There shall be six directors elected at large and the remaining to be elected by province and by industry sector, as determined by the composition of the existing membership, including offshore oil & gas, onshore oil & gas, tidal, wave, biofuels, wind, hydro, geothermal, renewables, and any other energy sector. (Bylaw Section 5.3)

Any Member, whose dues are current, is eligible to move or second the nomination of individuals who wish to run in the election. As per Bylaw Section 5.2, any Member shall be eligible to be elected as a Director except an employee as defined by:

(i) The Public Service Employment Act, 2003, c. 22; or
(ii) The Civil Service Act, RSNS, c. 70; or
(iii) Provincial legislation similar to either (i) or (ii).

As per Bylaw Section 5.6, any individual who allows his or her name to stand for election is expected, if elected, to volunteer considerable time to the business of the Association. A Director who fails to attend three (3) consecutive Board meetings without providing valid reason to the Secretary is deemed to have resigned and the remaining Board of Directors shall attend to the filling of the Director’s seat thereby vacated in accordance with the Association Bylaws.

Each potential candidate must be nominated and seconded by a different Association member company in good standing (cannot come from the same member company). Please forward initial nomination and subsequent second in writing to:


between Monday, October 22, 2018 at 9:00am (AST) and  Monday, November 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (AST).

It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that both the mover and seconder of the nomination have submitted the appropriate information within the deadline provided.

Please ensure it is indicated as to what position the nomination is for (Oil & Gas Director, Renewable Director or Member at Large.)

Nominations will be reviewed by the Nominations and Elections Committee before confirmation is sent via email to all those involved in the nomination process. The call for nominations is conducted in accordance with the association bylaws, found here.

Nominees are asked to provide a one page biography and a photo for posting on the Association’s website.

2019 Nominations & Elections Committee:

Paul Jamer, Chair, The Maritimes Energy Association (Chair)
Paul Sanford,Treasurer and Member at Large, The Maritimes Energy Association
Stephen MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer, EfficiencyOne
Louise Hawkins, Member Relations Coordinator, The Maritimes Energy Association

Please send any questions or concerns regarding the Nominations process to:


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