Community Futures Cedar Lake #1 St. Godard Street, P.O. Box 569, The Pas, MB - Phone: (204) 627-5450
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Cedar Lake Board of Directors/Staff

POSITION HELD

DIRECTOR

ALTERNATE

REPRESENTING

Chairperson

Edwin Ballantyne

Vacant

Misipawistik Cree Nation

Vice-Chairperson & IRC Member

Bert Lagimodiere

Vacant

Community of The Pas

Secretary & IRC Member

Raymond Cook

Ian Munro

Grand Rapids

Treasurer & IRC Member

Bruce McLean

Rod Berezowicki

RM of Kelsey

*IRC Chairperson

Bill Kadachuk

Vacant

Opaskwayak Cree Nation

*CED Chairperson

Bert Fedoriw

Vacant

Porcupine Area Sub-Region

Director & CED Member

Alex Delaronde

Vacant

Highway 77 Sub-Region

Director

Vacant

Vacant

Moose Lake/Mosahiken Cree Nation 

Director & CED Member

Billie Jo Charlette

Vacant

Cormorant

Director & CED Member

Bill Hengemuehl

Vacant 

Chemawawin Cree Nation

Director & IRC Member

Mary-Lou Leask

Vacant 

Sapotaweyak Cree Nation/Pelican Rapids

Director & CED Member

Garfield McKay

Vacant

Easterville

 

 

 

 

* CEDC - Community Economic Development Committee
* IRC - Invesment Reveiw Committee
 

 STAFF MEMBERS

 

 

 

General Manager

Rick Ducharme

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Loans Officer

Joe Cote 

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Administrative Assistant

Brenda Gazdewich

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Board Appointment Procedure

When a vacancy occurs, the procedure the Corporation shall follow is;

The process in which a Board representative is requested

  1. The Member Community will receive a letter from Community Futures Cedar Lake Region two  (2)  months prior to the expiration of an existing board member’s term asking them to recommend an individual to sit as a representative for their community.
  2. In the case of the Sub-Regions (Highway #77 Sub-Region and Porcupine Area Sub-Region), all Members  will receive a letter asking them to make recommendation to the Cedar Lake Board
  3. If a recommendation is not forthcoming before the Director's expiration date,  the Corporation will advertise the vacancy in the community or region to encourage the general public to  make recommendations.
  4. If there are no applicants or interested individuals after advertising, the Corporation shall then approach qualified individuals directly and encourage them to apply

Before a Member Community recommends an individual, they should consider the following;

 An  individual should be:

  •  A person that is supportive of the complete Region,
  • A person that is willing to take board training,
  • A person that has some business experience,
  • A person that has some experience as a board member,
  • A person that is able to express themselves and communicate freely,
  • A person that is able to share and bring forth ideas,
  • A person that is committed as a board member.

When multiple recommendations for a Director position exist, an Ad-hoc Selection Committee will be formed, this committee shall:

  • Consist of a minimum of three (3) Board Members to a maximum of five (5) board members,
  • Consist of Northern Representatives to select Southern Representatives and "Vice versa".

Board Composition

The property and business of the Corporation shall be managed by a Board of Directors consisting of a maximum of seventeen.  A majority of active members of the Board of Directors constitute a quorum at meetings of the Board for the transaction of business.

The ownership and control of the Corporation is vested in the Board of Directors, who represent a cross-section of geographic and sectorial interests throughout the region.  Representatives will represent the following community groups:  First Nations, Northern Affairs, Community Organizations and Urban Industrial.

The Corporation will strive to have gender balanced representation.  Composition of the board will aim to represent the following sectors:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economic / Community Development