March 26, 2021
The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Alberta Motor Transport Association will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, April 16, 2021.
As per public health protocols, the meeting will be virtual. Click here for details and registration.
Proposed amendments to the Association’s Bylaws will be presented to Members and included on the meeting agenda for approval. The proposed amendments pertain to the Association’s mission, vision, core values, goals and purpose. The document is located here.
Strategic Plan and Governance Model Review
Due to the impact of COVID-19 in 2020, it was necessary, in the absence of the ability to hold a 2020 Annual General Meeting, to ratify through a Special General Meeting of its Board of Directors on August 20, 2020, a one-year extension of certain expiring 2020 Board position terms and to suspend the governance nomination process, to remain reasonably complaint and in good faith with the Association Bylaws through unprecedented times.
Over the past year, AMTA’s role, value and influence has grown significantly. The Association has undertaken an ambitious approach to developing partnerships across specific industries and sectors, enhancing its value proposition through future-focused operational outlooks, and targeted strategic advocacy and communications initiatives.
With this changing strategic, competitive, technological, and economic landscape, a need was identified by leadership and its Board of Directors, tasked with strategic oversight, to undertake a governance review of its existing structure and current governing Bylaws. The Governance Review (“Review”), presently underway, seeks to define the AMTA governance model, structure, processes, practices, and culture that will be required to support and enable the long-term sustainability and vitality of the AMTA while addressing the real world challenges allowing our governance and Bylaws to function through our current reality.
At the March 18, 2021 Board of Directors’ meeting, the following motions received unanimous Board approval enacting the deferral of Board appointments (regional) and elections until the Board, within a prescribed timeline, completes the Review with recommendations arising therefrom to be presented for a membership vote at a Special Meeting of Members anticipated to be called in Q3 of 2021. The current composition of the Board is to continue until such time as the Special Meeting of Members is held.
Motion to defer elections until after implementation of
Governance and Bylaw changes [Q3 2021]
Motion to Schedule Special Meeting for Review and
Voting on Bylaw Changes [Q3 2021]
Interest of Eligible Members in Serving as a Director on the AMTA Board of Directors:
The Board through its Governance and Bylaw review are developing a proposed course forward in the nomination and appointment process and functional committee structure that will best serve our Association’s membership and the Organization’s focus on delivering value to our Member Companies.
Board Chair, Jude Groves and Nominating Committee Chair, Doug Paisley will be contacting all those who have honoured this Association with their expression of interest and apprise them of the Board’s intention regarding the deferral of the nomination process.
In the interim, pending completion of the Governance and Bylaw review, Members interested in serving as a Board Member, nominating a Member for service or are interested in learning more about serving on the AMTA Board of Directors, please send an email to the Nominating Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the review process has been finalized those who have extended their interest will be contacted regarding next steps.