Community Futures seeking committee members

It's hoped that new committee members will step up to the CFDC board.

Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) is looking for volunteers with a background in commercial lending, accounting, business management, or economic development to step forward to serve on committees, with an eye to one day serving on the CFDC board.

Federal government legislation that came into effect on March 31, 2016 states that any board member of an organization receiving Federal funding can serve a maximum of nine consecutive years before he or she must step down. The result, says Community Futures Sun Country General Manager Debra Arnott, is that on March 31 three members had to step down from the Sun Country board.

“We knew we needed to get ready, and have been working on this for 18 months. We’re trying to bring individuals in to work on committees, who may decide to be on the board.”

She says that anyone joining will be able to start working on building their skills and training. “Something I love about our table is the diverse skill sets and backgrounds that are there.”

She notes that a number of meetings are held via teleconference, and believes that there’s enough work for anyone who wants to join. It’s also an excellent training opportunity. “We provide people with development training to help them lift up their skill set. And it’s free.”

Anyone interested should e-mail a resumé, cover letter, and personal biography to darnott@cfsun.ca. For more information, e-mail that address or call Arnott at (250) 453-9165.