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.

Councillors carrying forward to the Association of BC Forest Professionals 73rd Council are as follows:

Immediate Past President

  • Morgan Kennah, RPF

Councillors at Large

  • Ken Day, RPF
  • Jamie Jeffreys, RPF
  • Garnet Mierau, RPF
  • Marina Rayner, RFT
  • Bowen Sly, RFT  

Lay Councillor

  • Alison Dempsey, LLB/JD, LLM, PhD
  • Wendy Royle, CPA


Newest Council Members

Registered Professional Forester

  • Jason FISHER, RPF    

Registered Forest Technologist

  • Kelly KITSCH, RFT

President and Vice President

  • Trevor SWAN, LLB, RPF, is council president, and
  • Trevor JOYCE, RPF, is council vice president.

Our sincere thanks for their service to councillors and lay councillor whose terms have expired:

  • Elizabeth (Els) Armstrong, RFT, ATE;
  • Gordon Prest, HM; and
  • Kerri Simmons, RPF.


The 73rd ABCFP council will take office at the 2020 conference in Nanaimo, February 5-7.

*Voting Eligibility

Registrants with the following registration types and designations are eligible to vote in the council election, if they were in good standing on the date of record, which will be December 7, 2020
Registrant 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.