Valley First

Call For Director Nominations

Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors
January 6, 2014

Langley, B.C.—First West Credit Union is now accepting nominations from candidates interested in standing for election to its board of directors.

The First West board is composed of 12 directors who lead and oversee the credit union by setting strategic direction, working closely with management to maximize financial performance, representing the interests of members, establishing the credit union’s risk appetite and upholding First West’s vision and values.

For 2014, the board is seeking highly skilled, qualified candidates to fill four available positions—two in the Envision Region and two in the Valley First Region. All four directors will be elected for three-year terms.

Potential candidates must be existing members in good standing of the credit union in either the Envision Region or Valley First Region. Additionally, members interested in standing as candidates should possess:

  • A broad range of business knowledge and experience
  • Critical thinking abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Interest and passion for the credit union and its regions
  • Commitment to invest the required time, energy and expertise

In 2014, the board is particularly interested in candidates who have the following competencies:

  • Financial accounting and audit
  • Performance management
  • Technology
  • General insurance knowledge
  • Venture capital and investment banking

Members interested in seeking nomination should download the package included below. As indicated in the package, nominees are asked to indicate their intention to stand for election by Jan. 17, 2014. They will then have until 5 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2014 to complete and submit a nomination package. For more information, please email

About First West Credit Union
First West Credit Union offers members the financial strength, comprehensive product selection and extended branch network of a large financial institution while maintaining local brand identities and a unique grassroots approach to service. Led by Launi Skinner, First West is British Columbia’s third-largest credit union with $7.1 billion in assets under administration, more than 171,000 members and close to 1,300 employees. It operates 40 branches throughout the province under the Envision Financial, Valley First and Enderby & District Financial brands. For more information on First West Credit Union, visit

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