Current Citizen Member Vacancies 

The Council of the Corporation of the City of Brantford is seeking Directors to serve on the following Boards:

(2) Directors for Brantford Power Inc.

The Council of The Corporation of the City of Brantford is seeking (2) Directors to serve on the Board of Directors for Brantford Power Inc.

Brantford Hydro, a retail company with fibre optics and water heater lines of business, Brantford Generation, established to develop electricity generation projects and Brantford Power, the local electricity distribution company are the three operating companies within Brantford Group of Companies, which also includes a holding company, Brantford Energy Corporation.

The Brantford Group of Companies is governed by a Board of Directors that has ultimate accountability for the overall direction and results of each Corporation. The board oversees the conduct of the business and the performance of management who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business. For Brantford Power only, there are three separate directors, the independent directors required by the Affiliate Relationships Code, who also participate in governance.

Serving approximately 38,500 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the City of Brantford, Brantford Power Inc. is the city’s local electricity distribution company and is committed to delivering safe, efficient and reliable electricity to our customers while offering the best energy solutions and superior customer service.

Brantford Power’s strategic focus is on building sustainable communities while making continual improvements and investments across all aspects of its business including employee and community safety; operational efficiency and reliability, responsible asset management and innovation; responsive customer service; and conservation programs. The company is wholly owned by the Brantford Energy Corporation.

Brantford Power is governed by a Board of Directors that has ultimate accountability for the overall direction and results of the Corporation. The board oversees the conduct of the business and the performance of management who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business.

Qualification of Directors

In addition to sound judgment and personal integrity, the qualifications of candidates for the Board may include:

  • business experience including, without limitation, business development, marketing, sales and consumer relations;
  • experience on private corporation boards of directors;
  • financial, legal, accounting, banking and/or finance experience;
  • environmental, labour relations and/or safety experience;
  • high level of commitment, maturity, enthusiasm and leadership qualities;
  • innovative and committed;
  • regulated industry knowledge and experience including, without limitation, experience in the telecommunications, energy and/or hydro sectors;
  • engineering, technical and/or systems experience;
  • retail business experience; and/or 
knowledge of public policy issues relating to the Shareholder.

Residency

In the event that all other factors in the selection of one (1) or more members of the Board are equal between or among candidates, preference will be given to the appointment of persons who are the owner or tenant of land or the spouse of said owner or tenant of land in the City of Brantford.

Term

The term of office shall expire not later than the close of the third annual meeting of the Shareholder following the election of that Director or until his or her successor is appointed. Any director may be re-elected for any number of further terms.

Meetings

Approximately ten (10) meetings are held per annum.

Remuneration

$5,000 per annum.

Application Process and Deadline

Interested applicants are asked to apply in writing with resume no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 to:

Charlene Touzel, Deputy Clerk/Manager, Legislative Services
City of Brantford
100 Wellington Square
Brantford, ON N3T 2M3
Fax: (519) 759-7840
E-Mail: Email appointments@brantford.ca


City of Brantford Boards and Committees:

Applications are now being accepted for membership on following:

  • Cultural & Built Heritage Grant Programme Advisory Committee
  • Property Standards Committee

General Qualifications

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and preference will be given to the appointment of persons who are the owner or tenant of land or the spouse of said owner or tenant in the City of Brantford.

Specific Qualifications:

Name Number of Vacancies and Term of Office Mandate of Committee & Skill Sets Date, Time & Location of Meetings
Cultural & Built Heritage Grant Programme Advisory Committee 1 vacancy for a term to expire November 30, 2020 Mandate
Provide advice and recommendation on capital and infrastructure grant allocations for not-for-profit organizations based on application materials and eligibility criteria.
Skill Set Knowledge of local arts, culture and heritage Ability to review all materials and established criteria to make decisions on grant allocations.
To be determined; City Hall
Property Standards Committee * 1 vacancy for term to expire November 30, 2020 * Interviews with Nominating Committee may be required. Mandate
Acts as an appeal Board for property standards orders issued pursuant to the provisions of the Building Code Act.
Skill Set
Members should have some building and/or renovation knowledge and some understanding of legal processes. Demonstrate decision-making and communication skills to facilitate an open and fair hearing process.
Meets as Required (Call of the Chair); Thursdays; 5:30 p.m. City Hall
City of Brantford Boards and Committees

Application Forms and Deadlines

Application forms and list of required skill sets for each Board/Advisory Committee are available in the City Clerk’s Department, Brantford City Hall during regular business hours, on the City’s website at www.brantford.ca (under the Your Government Tab, click on Council & Committees and then Citizen Committees.).

Completed applications must be returned no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 6, 2018 to:

Charlene Touzel, Deputy Clerk/Manager, Legislative Services
City of Brantford
100 Wellington Square
P.O. Box 818
Brantford, ON N3T 5R7
(519) 759-7840 (fax) Appointments@brantford.ca - (e-mail)

City Council wishes to ensure that its Boards and Advisory Committees reflect the diverse nature of Brantford’s population and invites all residents to consider these opportunities.