Council Elections

Council elections occur each year, assuming there are more council nominations than vacancies. Newly elected or acclaimed councillors take office at the annual general meeting following the election. The process for appointing lay councillors is handled separately.

Elections for the 72nd ABCFP Council from ABCFP members are now closed.

Councillors carrying forward to the Association of BC Forest Professionals 72nd Council are as follows:


  • Morgan Kennah, RPF

Vice President

  • Trevor Swan, RPF, LLB

Immediate Past President

  • Robin Modesto, RPF, P.Eng  

Councillors at Large

  • Els Armstrong, RFT, ATE
  • Jamie Jeffreys, RPF
  • Garnet Mierau, RPF
  • Marina Rayner, RFT
  • Kerri Simmons, RPF  

Lay Councillors

  • Gordon Prest, HM
  • Wendy Royle, CPA


Newly Elected Council Members

Registered Professional Forester

The new council member, with a 3-year term, is: Ken Day, RPF.

Registered Forest Technologist

The new council member, with a 3-year term, is: Bowen Sly, RFT.


The 72nd ABCFP council will take office at the 2019 conference in Kamloops, February 6-8.

*Voting Eligibility

Members with the following member types and designations were eligible to vote in the council election, if they were in good standing on the date of record, which will be December 5, 2018
Member Type Designation
Active Registered RPF, RFT
Retired Registered or Life Member RPF(Ret), RFT(Ret)
Associate Member NRP, ATC, ATE, SAS
Special Permit - Limited Licence LL

More Information

If you have any questions about council elections, please contact the registrar and director of act compliance.