Nomination packages must be received on or before NOON on Friday, January 12, 2024. No exceptions. All 3 nomination requirements must be submitted on or before this deadline.

How to Submit a Nomination Application Package

The nomination package includes these 3 requirements:
  1. Online nomination application completed by applicant. Note: You will be unable to save your answers as you go, so we recommend you preview the application here and prepare your answers in full before completing the online application.
  2. Completed Farmers' Market Endorsement Form, submitted to You can download the form here. Farmers’ market endorsement must be provided by the BCAFM member farmers’ market by way of vote.
  3. Minutes of the board meeting at which the candidate was nominated and approved by their farmers’ market board. Submit this to along with the Farmers' Market Endorsement Form.

Without a completed nomination package, including completed online nomination application, farmers’ market endorsement form and a copy of the minutes, the nomination will not be accepted.

Equity and Diversity

The BCAFM Board is committed to building diversity on our board and encourage applicants from all over British Columbia with diverse backgrounds, communities and lived experiences to apply. Please consider nominating your farmers’ market vendors, board members and volunteers for the BCAFM board.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; and persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

Election Process
  1. Appointment of Nominations Committee
  2. Call for Nominations: September 19, 2023 to January 12, 2024
  3. Nominations close at NOON on January 12, 2024
  4. Candidate list confirmed and provided to members: February 1, 2024
  5. Election at BCAFM Conference in person (and via Zoom) AGM in North Vancouver: March 3, 2024 (8:30 am to 10 am)
General Information Related to the Election Process

Call for Nominations: From September 19, 2023 to January 12, 2024, BCAFM will invite its members to apply to run in the annual Board of Directors election. The Call for Nominations will remain open during this period to ensure the search for new board directors reaches as many potential candidates as possible. In keeping with non-profit governance best practices and BCAFM bylaws, nominations from the floor will not be accepted.

Candidate list
: After February 1, 2024 every member will receive an Election Bulletin from BCAFM, which will list all prospective candidates – both new candidates and directors applying for re-election – who are running in the March 3, 2024 election to be held during the in person (and via Zoom) at BCAFM AGM in North Vancouver. The bulletin will contain a biography and statements from each candidate.

: The election will be held during the in person (and via Zoom) BCAFM Annual General Meeting in North Vancouver at the Pinnacle Hotel on Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 8:30 am to 10 am. Results will be announced immediately. All successful directors will be required to attend a brief directors meeting at 1pm on Sunday, March 3, 2023 at the end of the conference. A further orientation will be scheduled for new directors.

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