SSID has 3 trustees, each serving a 3-year term. The election of 1 or more trustees takes place every year at the Annual General Meeting. In 2021, there is 1 trustee vacancy to be filled. The trusteeship is a volunteer position requiring discussion of SSID issues, and decision-making on financial, administrative, and operational matters of the District. Trustees communicate with each other and staff by email, telephone, conference calls, and in meetings.
On being a trustee, the BC Government’s Trustee Handbook advises:
Being a trustee requires an investment of personal time and an interest to serve the public during the course of the trustee's term. There is an expectation of improvement district trustees that they will make informed, transparent decisions. Many decisions made by trustees require an understanding of legislation, insurance, property assessment, taxation, meeting procedures, basic water system design, water quality standards, fire protection, labour relations, and bylaw enforcement. Learning about these issues is often an ongoing process for improvement district trustees.
Persons eligible to be a trustee on an improvement district board must:
• Be a Canadian citizen
• Be 18 years of age, or older
• Be a resident of B.C. for at least six months prior to the vote
• Own land in the improvement district or be the spouse or common-law partner of the owner.
See additional information at the BC Government webpage on Improvement District Elections.