2021 Board Of Directors nominees

The call has been answered: meet the 2021 nominees for our Board of Directors!

2021 Board of Directors Nominees

Hello Members!

The board will be elected during Peg City Car Co-op’s 2020 Annual General Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Co-op members can attend the online meeting by registering here: online registration.

2021 B.O.D Nominee bios:

This year our board has two vacancies, and one incumbent Director seeking re-election.

Director seeking re-election:

Riel Moar

I joined the Peg City Car Co-op board in Spring 2019 and am currently the Treasurer. I am a CPA and have worked as an internal auditor at IG Wealth Management for the past 7 years. I originally joined the PCCC board because I connected with the organization’s purpose and felt I could contribute with my accounting experience. I have enjoyed learning more about the organization and industry and am excited to get the opportunity to continue in my current role.

Nominees seeking election: 

Natalie Copps

As a long time member of Peg City Car Co-op, and a big believer in carsharing I would love to become a part of the Board. I’m a soon to be lawyer, as of June, and would love to put my legal and organizational development skills to use for Peg City! As a M├ętis woman, I’d also love to bring that perspective to the Board and the work Peg City does in the community. I’d particularly be interested in serving on the governance committee.

I’m currently an articling student at TDS Law, and will officially become a lawyer on June 24th. Before articling, I clerked for Justice Dawson at the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa. I have a law degree, a Masters in Conflict Studies and Comparative Politics and a B.A.(Hons) in Political Science and Art History. In my past life, I was also a political staffer for the former NDP government. Outside of work, I served on the Board of Directors for Rainbow Trout Music Festival for three years as Volunteer Director where I oversaw roughly 125 volunteers who made our festival run! RTMF is a working board so I was involved with a wide variety of organizational decisions. I was also involved in several student organizations while completing my law degree. I’ve also volunteered on a variety of political campaigns for every level of government.

When I’m not running myself ragged with work and volunteering, I love gardening, beadwork, bike riding, curling, reading, and being social (though the pandemic has put a big damper on that).

Elizabeth Kessler

I love Peg City and I have a passion for living a car-light lifestyle. I have experience with governance in a membership-based organization and I’ve been looking for more opportunities to be involved in the community. I know that the work of an organization’s board is integral to the functioning of an organization as a whole, and I think my organizational skills and experience in the nonprofit world would be an asset.

I’m a professional fundraiser with six years of experience. I currently work for a large nonprofit where I’m responsible for managing donor relationships and a implementing a multi-faceted fundraising strategy. Prior to getting into fundraising I worked as a community organizer and served on the board of a large student union in Ontario for two terms. I currently volunteer with Rainbow Harmony Project — Winnipeg’s LGBTQ community choir — and with a small community church where I’m a member. In the past I’ve also volunteered with the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition and Climate Justice Ottawa.

I’m originally from Vancouver and settled in Winnipeg seven years ago after a brief stint in Ontario. I have a degree in political science, and my interests include canoeing, hiking, cycling, sewing, gardening and amateur music. I also have a passion for accessibility for people with learning disabilities and have conducted workshops on accessibility in community organizing. As a longtime public transit enthusiast, I got my driver’s license at the age of 27 after realizing it would be necessary if I wanted to go solo camping. My favourite car in the Peg City fleet is the green Kia Soul. I live in Osborne village with my partner, a small black cat, and seven bicycles.

Thanks for reading, see you at the AGM!

Only share-holding members are eligible to sit on the board.  Nominations have closed as of May 3, 2021.

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