LPNs voted like never before! More than 2000 ballots were cast in June’s election resulting in one new and three incumbent representatives to CLPNA’s Council for the next term.
The Edmonton area chose a new District Representative in May Mejia, LPN. Calgary’s LPNs voted for a second term for Jean Collins, LPN in a race between four candidates. The remaining two representatives from District 6 (Grande Prairie and area) and District 7 (Fort McMurray and area) were elected by acclamation.
Congratulations were extended by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta to the new and returning Council members.
CLPNA 2017 COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS
- DISTRICT 2: CALGARY (& area) – Jean Collins, LPN (2nd term)
- DISTRICT 4: EDMONTON (& area) – May Mejia, LPN (1st term)
There was a single nominee for both Districts 6 and 7, which happened to be the current District Representatives. As per CLPNA Bylaws, the Council approved the nominees by acclamation.
- DISTRICT 6: NORTH WEST (Grande Prairie & area) – Joyce Rossiter, LPN (2nd term)
- DISTRICT 7: NORTH (Fort McMurray & area) – Sara Schmidt, LPN (2nd term)
The different term length are a result of the Council Terms of Office Transition Plan. By 2018, all Districts will be on a staggered schedule of three-year terms.
LPNs voted in Council Elections from June 14-30. Ballots were emailed to LPNs residing in Election Districts and voting took place online.
The Council is the governing body of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) consisting of Licensed Practical Nurses elected from each of the seven CLPNA Districts, plus the President, and government-appointed public members.