On limit to councillor tenure (Bylaw 2.1.4)
This changes the constitution to limit council to 2 terms.
WHEREAS councillors are limited to a 2 year term, but there is no limit to how many consecutive terms a councillor may serve;
WHEREAS the governing Council of the GPC requires qualified members with management skills and experience;
WHEREAS some degree of continuity is needed to bring historical perspective and knowledge to the Council;
WHEREAS there is a need to bring to Council new ideas, experience and energy;
BE IT RESOLVED that Bylaw 2.1.4 be amended to limit the number of consecutive terms a voting member of council may serve to two (2) terms or four (4) years;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Bylaw 2.1.4 be extended with a new clause, 126.96.36.199 to read:
188.8.131.52 No member of council may serve more than two (2) consecutive terms.
It is a common best practice in many organisations to limit the time any one board member serves. This is not to deny the contribution that any one board member may make to the life and decisions of the organisation, but to ensure that a continuous influx of new ideas and viewpoints are provided to it. The GPC has no limit on the time a board member may serve. This resolution proposes to provide a limit. After a break in service, they may stand for re-election.