Code of Conduct

WHAT DIRECTORS CAN EXPECT OF EACH OTHER

  • Discussions at the Board and committee meetings will be focused on the issues and the facts;
  • The diverse perspectives of each Director, as they reflect the interests of their own communities, will be respected;
  • Strong disagreements and conflicts will be seen as a natural part of Board and committee work;
  • Directors can expect courteous behaviour from each other;
  • No Director will speak publicly in a way that denigrates the Regional District, other Directors, or staff;
  • Assumptions will not be made about what a particular Director means when they speak. Each Director has a responsibility to ask for clarification;
  • Disagreements will not be taken personally, nor made personal;
  • Directors have the right and responsibility to speak publicly, and explain their position, and agreement or disagreement with the overall Board's decision;
  • Directors, when speaking at Board and committee meetings, and publicly, will avoid inflammatory language. They are expected to speak in an objective manner.