Construction associations rarely see elections for executive positions — the voluntary leadership hierarchy is usually defined by ongoing relationships, connections, and experience in local chapter, committee, or other executive roles.
However, Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) is experiencing an exceptional event — a four-way contest for the association’s fourth vice-president post.
CSC executive director Nick Franjic said he hasn’t seen this sort of competition in his memory.
Notably three of the four nominees this year are either currently or originally from the Edmonton Chapter.
CSC has set an online ballot open to members nationally, which will close on April 16.
The candidates are: David Graham, Yvon Lachance, Kevin Osborne and Russ Snow.
It is likely that the successful candidate will become the association’s national president in five years, as he moves through the vice-president ranks without opposition.