Attention Vancity members: re-elect O’Brien to board of directors

If you are a Vancity member, I urge you to elect Jan O’Brien for a second term on our credit union’s Board of Directors.  She’s committed to cooperative values, environmental action and social justice.

This recommendation should not come as a surprise! Jan and I have been married for more than 30 years, so my bias is pretty clear.

Jan brings a unique perspective to the Vancity Board. Her experience includes leadership roles on non-profit boards as varied as Everywomen’s Health Clinic, West Coast LEAF and DOXA, the documentary film festival.  She has professional training, a MBA from SFU, as well as experience in senior roles in the trade union movement and the BC NDP.

Jan is currently the vice-chair of the Vancity Board and a strong supporter of Vancity’s efforts to reduce its impact on the environment. She recognizes the important role Vancity’s employees play in our credit union’s success. She’s proud that Vancity leads the way by delivering on every day financial services while maintaining its strong record of giving back to our members and community.  I hope you’ll support her re-election.

Jan has been recommended by Vancity’s Nominations and Election Committee.

There are three ways to vote: online ( April 3 to April 27; by mail until April 27; and in some branches from April 13 to 21.

You can read more about Jan’s qualifications at