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Our Executive

Lisa Phillips

Lisa Phillips

President

Phone: 250-551-5854

email: Lisa

Robyn Stephenson

Robyn Stephenson

Past President

Phone: 250-549-6083

email: Robyn

Eric Fischer

Eric Fischer

1st Vice President

Phone: 250-920-3456

email: Eric

Gail Prokopchuk

Gail Prokopchuk

2nd Vice President

Phone: 250-870-5151

email: Gail

Tracey Syrota

Tracey Syrota

Secretary Treasurer

Phone: 250567-9618 ext 2

email: Tracey

Wayne Williams

Wayne Williams

Fraser Valley Zone rep

Phone: 604.792.1255

email: Wayne

 Sherry Kristjanson

Sherry Kristjanson

Okanagan Zone Rep

Phone:

email: Sherry

Lao Peerless

Lao Peerless

Northern Zone Rep

Phone: (250) 559 8471 ext 107

email: Lao

Gord Bridges

Gord Bridges

Vancouver Island Zone Rep

Phone: 250-652-7358

email: Gord

David Reid

David Reid

Kootenay Zone rep

Phone: 250-442-8258

email: David

Mike Rochford

Mike Rochford

ASTSBC Technicians Rep

Phone: 250-443-9270

email: Mike

Joel Landry

Joel Landry

ASTSBC Vendor Rep

Phone: 604-314-9799

email: Joel

Frank Marasco

Frank Marasco

Association Manager

Phone: 250-833-7530

email: Frank

Charlotte Hammond

Charlotte Hammond

Association Assistant

Phone: 236-992-9501

email: Charlotte

The ASTSBC Executive Committee, similar to a Board of Directors, is comprised of the President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Past President, one (1) Zone Representative from each of the five zones (Northern, Kootenay, Okanagan, Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island), one (1) Technicians Representative and one (1) Suppliers' Representative to be a spokesperson for the all the suppliers, vendors, and manufacturers.

The Table Officers of the Executive are elected by all eligible members attending the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the convention. The Zone Reps are chosen by their respective zones in a zone meeting prior to the AGM.

Zone meetings are the venue for members to bring up topics and discuss problems and share experiences to help others facing similar situations. If an issue requires a provincial action by all members, it is brought up by the Zone Rep at the Executive Committee meetings. There are generally two zone meetings each year.

Executive Committee meetings are where the future agendas and directions of the Association are discussed and pursued. Examined and researched in great depth are topics brought forward by the Zone Reps from their regional meetings. These are diligently investigated with appropriate agencies until resolved or proven unsolvable for the time being. The Executive Committee serves as a link to counterparts in other provinces, various regulatory agencies, the provincial government, school bus industry suppliers, manufacturers, associations, etc. It also sends representatives regularly to industry conferences in other provinces, the US and at the national level so that it can provide up-to-date information to the membership. Providing access to professional development programs is another important undertaking of the Executive.

A significant amount of the Executive Committee's time and effort is expended in organizing the annual convention. As well as providing the industry's perspective at meetings, the Suppliers' Rep plays a crucial role in the coordination and success of the trade show component of the convention. The annual convention is essential to the survival of the Association because it is a venue where new developments are unveiled, experiences and ideas are exchanged, new friendships are made and old ones are renewed. A successful convention is one which attendees leave feeling they have learned something new, found some answers to their problems, discovered their problems are not unique to them and, they have helped someone else by sharing. In short, they feel assured that together they are doing their best to get their precious passengers to their destinations and safely back home.

The Executive Committee meetings are held twice annually at a location which is cost-effective and convenient for all. When warranted for special issues, executive meetings may take the form of conference calls rather than costly meetings.

Membership fees help defray the cost of both Executive Committee and Zone meetings.