Vancouver Chapter History
Approximately, sixty members of the local financial community
held an inaugural meeting November 15, 1979 with the purpose to
organize and establish the local FMI Chapter. Guest speakers
were Raymond Dubois, an FMI Director, and Bill Bradshaw, a partner
with Touche Ross & Co., and advisor to the Auditor General.
Raymond Dubois presented information about the National FMI
organization, the program and future plans. Bill Bradshaw presented
the "Measurement of the Bottom Line in Government,"
outlining the problems related to achieving economy and efficiency
in government operations.
Throughout 1980, the organization held monthly meetings and was
recognized as an official Chapter in 1981. The FMI Vancouver
Chapter was under the leadership of its first President, Robert
Coleman. Over the years the following women and men served as
President of the FMI Vancouver Chapter:
|1981 - 1982
||1997 - 2004
|1983 - 1987
||2004 - 2007
|1987 - 1989
||2007 - 2008
|1989 - 1990
||2008 - 2009
|1990 - 1991
||2009 - 2010
|1992 - 1993
||2010 - 2011
|1993 - 1995
||2011 - 2012
|1995 - 1996
||2012 - 2013
The FMI Vancouver Chapter is a dynamic
and contemporary organization dedicated to public sector financial
management. It serves both financial and other officers and
managers with financial responsibilities in the Federal,
Provincial, and Municipal governments as well as private sector
firms providing services to government.
FMI members are the most important element of the organization.
The Chapter provides an opportunity to meet and network with
professionals sharing similar interests and concerns. The members
are invited to local professional development seminars showcasing
high caliber speakers. Over the past few years member subsidies
have been granted for one member to attend the Public Sector
Management Workshop (PSMW), one of FMI's national events. The
Vancouver Chapter provides this opportunity to increase Chapter
membership, expose Chapter members to a national conference, and
foster Chapter/National affiliation.
Vancouver Deputy Mayor,
Sam Sullivan and PSMW 2005 Co-Chairs: Louise Breton and Tim
The Vancouver Chapter hosted the 18th
Annual PSMW in 2005. The Workshop theme "Thinking Forward"
focused on financial management and reporting, values and ethics,
and topics of current interest.
The total membership of the FMI Vancouver Chapter for
2011-2012 was 128. The Chapter seeks membership growth by
promoting the opportunity for gaining valuable knowledge as well as
striving for excellence in the members' professional and personal
lives. With support from the Board of Directors and volunteers, the
Chapter would like to continue developing professional
relationships. Individuals are encouraged to contribute to the
development of programs that serve the financial community. The FMI
Vancouver Chapter is looking forward to another successful year in
Visit the Vancouver Chapter's web pages for full
details on events and activities.