The subcommittees of the board support the efficient operation of Enhance West Van. Committees are made up of both board members and community volunteers. If you are interested finding out more information about joining a committee, please contact our Executive Director, Jodi Weiderick
For information about volunteer opportunities with the District of West Vancouver, please visit their site.
The Executive Committee plays an important role in the governance of Enhance West Van. This Committee is comprised of the Chair, Vice Chairs, Secretary and Treasurer. Its main role is to act for the Board on urgent matters arising between regular Board meetings, in cases where it is not practical to convene a meeting of the Board. The Executive Committee liaises, on a regular basis, with the Executive Director and provides guidance and direction to the Executive Director on pertinent and time-sensitive matters. The Committee also provides direction on Board Agendas, represents the Board at events and functions and undertakes the evaluation of the Executive Director.
Community Engagement + Outreach
The Community Engagement and Outreach Committee focuses on engaging community residents and users of the Community Centre by providing opportunities to directly influence the programs, services and activities taking place at the Centres. This Committee consists of both Board Directors, representatives from other internal advisory committees and boards, and individual community volunteers. The Committee oversees the Society’s preparations for the Forums for Dialogue and Learning events, user engagement opportunities and the annual member survey.
The Governance Committee plays a vital role in the operation of Enhance West Van. The purpose of the Committee is to assist the Board in ensuring that the overall business, stewardship, and governance responsibilities of the Board are conducted efficiently and effectively. The Governance Committee is concerned with Society compliance with the Societies Act, board performance and accountability, board organization, and the retention of quality directors and appointed officials to meet policy, fiduciary and fundraising obligations.
Resource Development and Communications
The Resource Development and Communications Committee is tasked with developing and communicating a strategy and implementing it to meet annual fundraising targets. This funding allows for further enhancements of the facilities and development of new and existing programs, all delivered as a result of work done by the community for the community. The committee is responsible for developing a communications strategy to raise brand awareness while also showcasing Society programs and events. This committee is of vital importance to Enhance West Van in order to promote who we are and what we do.
Enhance West Van’s Finance Committee is chaired by the Treasurer of the Board. The Committee’s mandate is to oversee and monitor the financial management and reporting of the Society’s budget and investment portfolio, as well as reviewing the District’s budget and capital as it pertains to the Community Centre, Aquatic Centre and Ice Arena. The Committee is currently made up of Directors from the Board and community volunteers. The Committee ensures that the Society is compliant with statutory requirements and that the Society has internal controls and financial policies in place to ensure that its assets are safeguarded and that transactions are properly authorized and audited.
PumpkinFest Planning Committee
The PumpkinFest Planning Committee organizes Enhance West Van’s biggest annual fundraising event of the year. This dedicated group of board members and community volunteers begin their event pre-planning in July and meet regularly until the middle of October. The committee is responsible for running and planning the event which includes a pumpkin patch, pony rides, a petting farm, music and live entertainment, food vendors and much more.