2019/2020 Council Election Results

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia’s 2019/2020 Council election opened September 4 and closed at noon, PDT on October 4, 2019. Both online and paper ballots were available to members.

The online 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. Paper ballots were provided to members upon request.

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

This year, 15.7% of registered members and limited licensees returned ballots.

Ballot Results


Candidate Number of Votes Received Status
L. (Lianna) Mah, P.Eng. 2,241 Elected – One year term
T.C. (Tim) Watson, P.Eng. 2,113 Not elected 

Vice President

Candidate Number of Votes Received Status
L.B. (Larry) Spence, P.Eng. 2,498 Elected – One year term
D.I. (David) Harvey, P.Eng., Struct.Eng. 1,774 Not elected 


Candidate Number of Votes Received Status
C.E. (Christine) Plante, P.Geo.  3,023 Elected – Two year term
M.A. (Mark) Adams, P.Eng. 2,562 Elected – Two year term
T. (Thomas) Tiedje, P.Eng.  2,528 Elected – Two year term
N.F. (Nathan) Ozog, P.Eng. 2,512 Elected – Two year term
J.D. (Jeremy) Vincent, P.Geo. 2,349 Elected – Two year term
B.C. (Brent) Ward, P.Geo. 2,328 Elected - One year term 
B. (Brian) Dick, Eng.L. 2,143 Not elected 
E.J. (Edwin) Zander, Eng.L. 1,647 Not elected

As Larry Spence, P.Eng. has been elected for the position of Vice President, the remainder of his term (one-year) on Council will be filled by the candidate receiving the next highest number of votes.

Voter Participation - Council Election
Total Eligible Voters 28,115
Ballots Received (electronic) 4,411
Ballots Received (paper) 7
Percentage Returned 15.7%
Paper Ballots Spoiled 0


  • Frank Denton, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
  • Kathie Kompauer, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
  • Margaret Li, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

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