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.

Nominations for the 72nd ABCFP Council from ABCFP members are now closed. The deadline for nominations was Friday, October 26, 2018. All eligible members* are allowed to vote once, either by mail or electronic ballot.

There are two positions available: one RPF and one RFT. Both are for three-year terms.

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


  • Morgan Kennah, RPF


  • Cliff Roberts, RFT

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


Candidates for Council

Registered Professional Forester

The election for councillors from the Registered Professional Forester (RPF) membership category has three (3) candidates vying for one (1) position for a three (3) year term.

In alphabetical order, the candidates are:


Registered Forest Technologist

The election for a councillor from the Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) membership category has one (1) candidate vying for one (1) position for a three (3) year term.

The following candidate will be acclaimed to the position on the ABCFP Council:


This year's election will take place from December 10, 2018 to January 10, 2019 and the new Council will take office at the AGM in Kamloops, February 7, 2019.

NOTICE: In the event of postal delay or questions related to the election, please contact the registrar via the registration administrator.

We are also preparing for the appointment of a second lay councillor by the provincial government. 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.