Our Board

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society Board of Directors

No non-profit society would be successful without a strong, effective Board of Directors to guide it. Board terms are for 3 years, ending & beginning at our Annual General Meeting at the beginning of April.

Glen Shipp

Glen Shipp – President Glen worked as the CFO of a large not-for-profit organization. As a professional accountant, Glen has been on various boards for over 35 years, ranging from small United Way agencies and the United Way Board to a Child Protection Agency Board and a school-based daycare Board.  Through work, Glen also supported both the Treasurer of the Board and Chair of the Board’s Governance Committee.  He has always found volunteering in his community rewarding.

 

Candace Gordon
Candace Gordon

Candace Gordon – Vice President Candace is a founding member of RMRS. She has maintained a passionate interest in and commitment to the environment. In 1981, she wrote the Society’s constitution, and has served as President, Past President and Treasurer. She has also served 12 years on Maple Ridge Municipal Council. During that time she continued as a member and volunteer for the Recycling Society. In April, 2012, she was honored as Maple Ridge Community Foundation‘s 2012 Citizen of the Year.

 

Kathi Halpin

Kathi Halpin – Treasurer Kathi has been a partner of EPR Maple Ridge Langley, Chartered Professional Accountants since 2009.  Prior to joining EPR in 2000, Kathi was employed as a Manager, Corporate Accounting in industry.  She received her CGA designation in 1992 and is experienced in corporate accounting as well as corporate and personal tax matters.  Kathi has lifelong roots in Maple Ridge and is active within the community.

 

Lilian Kan
Lilian Kan

Lilian Kan – Secretary Lilian is a local resident and a real estate professional since 2010. Her experience includes residential and commercial land acquisition and development, government relations, leadership development, financing, and construction. She currently serves as a board director with the entre nous femmes Housing Society and the Crossroad Hospice Society. In 2020, Lilian was appointed to serve on the Pitt Meadows Advisory Design Panel, Maple Ridge Board of Variance, Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable Committee, Coquitlam Economic and Development Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and an Urban Design Certificate from Simon Fraser University.

 

Sandy Sigmund

Sandy Sigmund – Past President Sandy has lived in Maple Ridge since 1994.  She is Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of Encorp Pacific Canada, better known as Return-It, where she has been a senior executive since 1995.  Prior to this, Sandy has an extensive career in retail management specializing in sales, marketing, and merchandising. Sandy is a BCIT graduate in marketing and business administration and holds a certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors, UBC in Governance for Directors of Not-for-Profit Organizations.  She has served on the Board of Directors for the Recycling Council of BC, Burnaby Board of Trade, BC Technology for Learning, Computers for Schools.  Sandy is the Past President of the board for the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society and currently serves on the Metro Vancouver Industry Solid Waste Committee, the Stewardship Association of British Columbia and sits on the board of the National Zero Waste Council.

 

Ernie Daykin

Ernie Daykin – Director Ernie has deep roots in Maple Ridge. He and his wife Judy raised their kids here and owned Windsor Plywood for 24 years. Ernie then went to work for the Baptist Housing Society, serving as an Administrator for Maple Towers. He has served on a number of not-for-profit community groups as well as serving for 12 years on Council, 6 of those years as Mayor. Ernie currently volunteers with the MR Community Foundation and the MR-PM-Katzie Seniors’ Network.

 

Jim Rule

Jim Rule – Director Jim and his wife Diana have lived in Maple Ridge since 2002. Jim holds an Honours Degree in Environmental Studies and a Master of Arts. He was the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Maple Ridge and has extensive experience in strategic planning, policy development and building consensus, working with Municipal Councils, Provincial and Federal Governments, non profit boards and citizen groups. He believes in the philosophy of achieving a triple bottom line and enjoys kayaking, skiing, sailing, biking, hiking and gardening.

 

Rebecca Stiles

Rebecca Stiles – Director Rebecca’s board experience prior to RMRS has been in grassroots poverty reduction and minor sports.
Rebecca moved to Maple Ridge in 2008, and has owned a small
business here since 2011. With a great appreciation for the natural beauty of our area, Rebecca wanted to be involved in something which would proactively contribute to the preservation of our
natural environment. She is mum to two nearly-adult girls and
believes staunchly in the power of public education when it comes
to impacting change. She’s excited to join the legacy crew that is Ridge Meadows Recycling Society!

 

Kelly Swift

Kelly Swift – Director Kelly is a consultant supporting strategic level planning primarily with First Nations, agencies that serve Indigenous people, and in areas that involve co-development of strategic initiatives between parties such as the BC Government and First Nations peoples. Prior to that, Kelly had a thirty-year career in local government within the City of Maple Ridge. Throughout her career, Kelly initiated a range of partnerships, championed community led initiatives, and facilitated community engagement and strategic planning processes with City Councils and non-profit organizations. Kelly has an MBA from Royal Roads, a Degree in Business and Liberal Studies from SFU, and other certifications including a Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation. She is also an active community volunteer including being a founding Board Member of the Golden Ears Metis Society.