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.

The 74th ABCFP Council Election is now open, click the Login and Vote link below.

Councillors carrying forward to the Association of BC Forest Professionals 74th Council are as follows:


  • Trevor Joyce, RPF

Vice President

  • Vacant

Immediate Past President

  • Trevor Swan, LLB, RPF

Councillors at Large

  • Ken Day, RPF
  • Jason Fisher, RPF       
  • Kelly Kitsch, RFT
  • Garnet Mierau, RPF
  • Bowen Sly, RFT  

Lay Councillor

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


74th ABCFP Council Elections


Registrants will elect one (1) candidate (either an RPF or RFT) to fill the one (1) Councillor-at-Large position for a three (3) year term (2021 to 2023).

In alphabetical order, the Councillor-at-Large candidates are:

The election of only one candidate from either the RPF or RFT categories is the result of a special resolution passed by ABCFP Council at its November 2020 meeting to ensure the composition of council will conform with the Professional Governance Act (PGA) when it is implemented. The PGA requires ABCFP Council to include four public lay members (currently there are two), and reduces the number of registrant councillors-at-large to eight from 10. The PGA is expected to be implemented in early 2021.


The election for the position of Vice President has one (1) candidate running. The registrant elected to the position of Vice President serves a three-year term of office. The first year is in the office of Vice President, the second year is in the office of President, and the third in the office of Immediate Past President.

The Vice President candidate is:

Our sincere thanks for their service to councillors and lay councillor whose terms will be expiring:

  • Morgan Kennah, RPF;
  • Jamie Jeffreys, RPF; and
  • Marina Rayner, RFT


   Login and VOTE
for your 74th ABCFP Council.  


The 74th ABCFP council will take office at the 2021 Virtual Conference being held in February 3-5, 2021.

*Voting Eligibility

Registrants in the following categories 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 Registrant RPF(Ret), RFT(Ret), RPF(Life), RFT(Life)
Associate Registrant 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.