2020 Council Election Results

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia’s 2020 Council election opened August 31 and closed at noon, PDT on October 2, 2020. Voting was conducted online.

The ballot was conducted using systems contracted from Simply Voting Inc., which runs under high-security, TLS 1.2, 256-bit encryption with anti-fraud controls and secure login for eligible voters. This third-party system protects the anonymity of a vote. Election results were only made available to Engineers and Geoscientists BC after the close of the election.

Three registered members of the association, Kathleen Kompauer, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), Margaret Li, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), and John Watson, FEC, FGC (Hon.) scrutinized the voting processes. The scrutineers have confirmed the ballot results and that the election was conducted in a confidential, fair, and impartial manner.

This year, 15.5% of eligible voters returned ballots.

Ballot Results


Candidate Number of Votes Received Status
L.B. (Larry) Spence, P.Eng. 2,653 Elected
G.D. (Garth) Kirkham, P.Geo., FGC 1,799 Not elected

Vice President

Candidate Number of Votes Received Status
C.L. (Carol) Park, P.Eng. 2,681 Elected
M.A. (Mark) Adams, P.Eng. 1,747 Not elected


Candidate Number of Votes Received Status
M. (Michelle) Mahovlich, P.Eng., P.Geo. 3,417 Elected, 3-year term*
J.L. (Jessica) Steeves, P.Eng. 3,099 Elected, 3-year term*
K.P. (Kevin) Turner, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.) 3,004 Elected, 2-year term*
B.C. (Brent) Ward, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.) 2,922 Elected, 2-year term*
T.M. (Tomer) Curiel, P.Eng., FEC 2,552 Elected, 1-year term*
J.B. (James) Kay, P.Eng. 2,539 Not elected
E.A. (Emmanuel) Domingo, P.Eng., FEC 2,422 Not elected
*In order to support an appropriate staggering of terms during the transition from the current Council composition to the new requirements of the Professional Governance Act, term lengths for councillors have been determined based on the number of votes received, which will take effect once the Professional Governance Act comes into force. Term lengths for the President and Vice President will remain at 1 year. Learn more about transitional requirements.
Voter Participation - Council Election
Total Eligible Voters 29,122
Ballots Received 4,524
Percentage Returned 15.5%


  • Kathleen Kompauer, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
  • Margaret Li, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
  • John Watson, FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Direct any inquiries to: Deesh Olychick at [email protected].