Volunteering for a position on COPA’s Board of Directors is one of the best ways members can get involved and help support the organization in delivering its mandate of advancing, promoting, and preserving the Canadian freedom to fly.

Any member in good standing may run for a position in the region in which they live. The Board is comprised of 15 members from across the country. Select the region to view current directors and candidates.

For 2018, elections are currently taking place in BC & Yukon, Southern Ontario and Quebec.

Positions up for election

2 Positions

  •  Joe Hessberger, Langley, B.C. (not seeking re-election)
  • Vacant

2018 Candidates

BLACK, David

COCHRANE, Pat

LORING, Arthur

LYTHALL, Peter

McELROY, David

WELTE, Ken

WHITTEMORE, Marc

3 Positions

  • Phil Englishman, Walkerton, ON (not seeking re-election)
  • Conrad Hatcher, Saint Catharines, ON (seeking re-election)
  • Cheryl Marek, Oshawa, ON (not seeking re-election)

2018 Candidates

ABLEY, Joe

ARMSTRONG, Paul

ELWOOD, Kevin

HATCHER, Conrad

JAVANPOUR, Oliver

LIGHTSTONE, Phil

MARTINS, Alexander

MORAWETZ, Clark

PECKHAM, Randy

RONAN, Doug

2 Positions

  • Jean Messier, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC (not seeking re-election)
  • Jonathan Beauchesne, Montreal, QC (seeking re-election)

2018 Candidates

BEAUCHESNE, Jonathan

DELORME, Matthieu

MAJOR, Paul-Marc

Sitting Board Members

2 Positions

  • Larry Biever, Airdrie, AB (term ends 2020)
  • Bram Tilroe, Leduc, AB (term ends 2020)

1 Position

  • Shane Armstrong, Saskatoon, SK (term ends 2020)

1 Position

  • Jim Bell, Winnipeg, MB (term ends 2020)

1 Position

  • Lloyd Richards, Timmins, ON (term ends 2020)

2 Positions

  • Brian Chappell, Bedford, NS (term ends 2020)
  • Brian Pound, Georgetown, PEI (term ends 2020)

1 Position

  • Bill Mahoney, St. John’s, NL (term ends 2021)

Voting Procedure

Voting takes place online between February 14th, 2018 at 12PM EST and April 2nd, 2018 at 9AM EDT.

Click on the “Vote Now” button above to be taken to the secure online voting page. Alternatively, to request a paper ballot, please contact COPA:

ttoutant@copanational.org

613-236-4901 ext. 107

Results will be published online and in the June edition of COPAFlight. Per COPA’s policies and applicable legislation, new director’s terms begin upon ratification of election results at the organization’s Annual General Meeting in June of the election year.