Community Arts Council of Vancouver
Board of Directors Roles & Responsibilities
CACV’s Board of Directors has several key areas of responsibility:
- Fiduciary responsibility – placing the interests of the society above their own individual interest.
- Governance of the society including developing policies and processes as necessary
- Strategic planning and working towards strategic objectives via committees
- Charitable Giving /Fundraising
- Advocacy for CACV and community arts
- Board Development
- Oversight of the operations and activities of the Society
Board members are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting, and can also be elected by special resolution at any Board meeting.
Terms for Officers and Members-At-Large are 2 years.
A membership donation of $200.00 is required yearly from each board member, which includes free entrance to all programs and activities organized by the CACV.
Board Members volunteer at CACV events and represent CACV as ambassadors in Vancouver and beyond.
The CACV Board of Directors consists of up to 5 officers and 7 members-at-large (12 total.) There are 9 Board meetings annually (no meetings in July, August and December) where each committee reports on their progress on strategic and committee objectives. Board members are required to serve on at least one committee.
Communications / Membership
Governance / Board Development / HR
Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival
Reframing Relations – Arts-based Reconciliation
Eco Arts – Public art and interactive events
Community Arts Fund – DTES collaborative projects
Artist In Residence – John Howard Society partnership
CACV Membership Services
Vision & Mission
Our vision is of a socially engaged, inclusive, and vibrant city alive with community arts.
Our mission is to further the development of community arts throughout Vancouver.
To fulfill its mission of Creating Community Through the Arts the Council incorporates the following values:
Accountability: To be transparent and responsive.
Contribution: To create opportunities for everyone to contribute and to learn.
Community: To encourage active participation and collaboration in community life.
Diversity: To be open and inclusive.
Creativity: To support the role of the artist in bringing out the creativity and the artist in everyone.
Meaning: To bring to light the beauty of people and their communities, the issues of social justice that challenge people and communities, and the opportunities for healing within our communities.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018
President: Valerie Smaller
Vice-President: Shelley Freedman
Secretary: Denise Cooper
Treasurer: James Carter
Past President: Pierre Leichner
Member-at-Large: Jessica Numminen
Member-at-Large: Stephen Lytton
Member-at-Large: Kelsey Sparrow
Member-at-Large: Helen Duckworth
Member-at-Large: Brittany Downey-MacDonald
BOARD OF DIRECTORS – OFFICER ROLES
President: Leads the Board of Directors. Chairs Board meetings. Chairs the Governance / Board Development / HR committee. Leads hiring and oversight of Executive Director. Works with Executive Director on advancing mission and achieving strategic objectives.
Vice-President: Prepared to function in the role of President when necessary, to lead meetings or oversee committees. May take on special assignments and work with the E.D.
Treasurer: Leads finance committee. Maintains financial records of the Society. Works with Executive Director to create and present summaries of operating budget and financial reports. Reviews financial statements and Charitable filings.
Secretary: Maintains Board documents including minutes of meetings, committee meetings, and reports.
Past President: Honorary post for past Presidents of the Society. May take on special assignments.