Bay of Plenty Annual General Meeting 2020
Help champion the industry shaping our cities
Play a key role in the evolution of Property Council's regional activities and help empower local property professionals by standing for the Bay of Plenty Executive Committee.
About the Regional Executive
Each of Property Council's five regions (Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and the South Island, which includes the Otago Chapter) is represented by a local Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee consists of up to 15 volunteers, each representing one member company. Committee members are voted on each year by those Property Council members present at the AGM. The Committee then elects a President as Chair of the local Executive Committee and two Vice-Presidents who provide support to the Chair.
The Executive meet every four to six weeks, providing strategic leadership of branch activities, events, membership, advocacy workstreams and priorities.
In addition to this, many Executive members volunteer their time to represent the local membership on regional committees and panels, such as the local Urban Design Panel or working groups around topical issues such as transport and planning. Traditionally, the Regional President and Regional Manager have developed a relationship with local council and regulatory bodies, representing local members at regular meetings to ensure your voice is heard by local authorities and offering council's an independent and well-rounded collective feedback.
Should a local issue arise that requires Property Council's input, the Executive are tasked with fronting the advocacy campaign with support from our national advocacy team, acting as a conduit between the local membership and National Office. The Regional President represents the branch in any local media comment (supported by Property Council) as well as on our governing body, the National Council.
This is not a passive role, we have firm expectations around meeting attendance and contribution and rely on the engagement of the local Executive to distribute messages and ensure our members are being well served and represented accurately.
It is important to have a diverse range of members from across the property industry on the Executive Committee to assist in giving a balanced viewpoint and varied discussion. Property Council have identified diversity and inclusion as a key priority for the whole organisation and sector, and we are asking our members to please consider this priority when making a nomination.
What's the commitment?
There are a range of expectations outlined below:
- 100% email response/acknowledgement
- An expected minimum of 70% attendance at all Executive Committee meetings
- A commitment to supporting the Regional Manager, Executive Committee and membership by ensuring you follow through on any given actions.
How to nominate
To nominate yourself or a colleague, complete the nomination form below – which includes two supporting signatures from Property Council members – and return this to your Regional Manager.
How to vote
All Property Council members can vote in members of the Regional Executive Committee either in person at the Regional AGM or by proxy. Please note that each member company has only one vote.
Call for Nominations
If you wish to be nominated for the Executive Committee, please complete the Nomination Form and return to Sarah Rundstrom by 5:00pm, Tuesday 24 November 2020. Please note that nominees may be asked to briefly introduce themselves and indicate what they'd bring to the Executive Committee at the AGM.
Vote by Proxy
All financial members have the opportunity to vote in members of the Executive Committee for the coming year. If you are unable to attend the AGM, please submit your vote by completing the Proxy Form and returning to Sarah Rundstrom by 5:00pm, Tuesday 24 November 2020
Agenda and RSVP
Please register your intent to attend the 2020 Annual General Meeting, along with any additional general business agenda items by emailing Sarah Rundstrom by 5:00pm, Tuesday 24 November 2020