Greening Up Fort St. James looking for board members

Local sustainability group Greening Up Fort St. James (GUF) Society asked new board members to step forward at their annual general meeting last week.

Local sustainability group Greening Up Fort St. James (GUF) Society asked new board members to step forward at their annual general meeting last week.

The group met on Wednesday in the Fort to look at the past year, come up with ideas for the next one and to ask for new board members.

Two past board members have stepped down, and GUF will need people to step up to fill their shoes for the upcoming year.

The group looks at ways to try to create a sustainable community in the Fort, and is the impetus behind the new mixed paper and cardboard recycling bins in town.

Board members of the GUF Society are asked to make a one year commitment to the board, to attend bimonthly meetings, and to keep up to date and involved in GUF initiatives.

The group has been operating without defined and elected positions on the board, but they would like to change this arrangement in order to spread the work load out more evenly across the board.

There are currently only four board members, and the group would like to bring in at least two more to return to their original complement of six, but would even like to get as many as eight on the board if possible.

Colleen Mullin, GUF board member, had been fulfilling the duties of chair, vice-chair and bookkeeping for the group and is looking for help with the duties.

“It’s a little overwhelming,” said Mullin.

She also mentioned wanting to attract community members from all walks of life.

“I want everyone to feel like they have a voice in the five year plan,” said Mullin.

The group also aims to help facilitate new businesses and employment opportunities in the Fort centred around sustainability.

Mayor Sandra Harwood spoke at the meeting, congratulating the group on their accomplishments over the past year.

“I think what you people are doing is a fantastic thing,” said Harwood.

“The time has come.”

Anyone interested in getting involved with GUF should contact Colleen Mullin at 250-996-6888 or cmullin@mail.sd91.bc.ca.

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