Structure and Responsibilities

Core Structure:

  • Executive: President, Vice President, Past President (ex-officio, voting), and Treasurer, Executive Director (ex-officio, non-voting)
  • Minimum of 5 Directors and maximum of 12 Directors, including Executive members
  • City of Kamloops representative or alternate (non-voting)

Appointment and Duration:

  • Directors must be members of the North Shore Business Improvement Association as outlined in the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws
  • Directors are elected for a two year term by the membership at the annual general meeting
  • Directors may succeed their term for two more terms (total six years) with a maximum of ten years on the board unless there are extenuating circumstances, and with Board approval
  • The Board Executive is elected for a one year term annually by the board
  • Any Director who misses 3 consecutive Board of Directors meetings is deemed to no longer be a Director. The Board may grant a special dispensation if there are proven to be extraordinary circumstances before the 3 consecutive absences occur.


  • The Board of Directors reports to the membership at the annual general meeting


  • To fulfill the legal requirements and obligations of a director and to govern the North Shore Business Improvement Association according to its constitution, bylaws, stated policies and strategic plan

Board Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the financial statements
  • Review internal policies, ensuring internal policies reflect the best interest of the Association
  • Set policy
  • Monitor NSBIA staff’s compliance of policies
  • Conduct the NSBIA staff’s annual performance, performance premium and salary reviews
  • Develop and follow the annual strategic plan

Director Responsibilities

  • Commitment to the work of the North Shore Business Improvement Association
  • Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of board governance – policy, finance, programs, development
  • Participate on at least one organizing or standing committee each year and select committees as they occur
  • Attend board meetings and committee meetings
  • Participate in board self-evaluations
  • Participate in the annual strategic plan
  • Attend the annual general meeting
  • Be informed of the services and promotional programs provided by the NSBIA and publicly support them
  • Be aware of and abstain from any conflict of interest
  • Prepare for and participate in the discussions and deliberations of the board

Meeting Dates:

–   A new Board Schedule is being completed for 2018/2019 and will be posted shortly.