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Michelle Mahovlich Selected as Board Chair

Posted on November 1, 2023
Michelle Mahovlich Selected as Board Chair

At their inaugural meeting on October 28, 2023, the Engineers and Geoscientists BC 2023/2024 Board selected the new Chair and Vice Chair from the elected Board members.

Michelle Mahovlich, MEng., P.Eng., P.Geo., FCSSE, who formerly served as Vice Chair, was elected as Chair. Mark Porter, P.Eng., Struct.Eng., was elected as Vice Chair.

Mahovlich runs her own firm practising primarily in municipal engineering after recently stepping down from her role as the Director of Engineering and Public Works for the City of Langford for 14 years. She also has 17 years of private sector work experience including geotechnical and contaminated sites engineering work. Mahovlich has served on Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Investigation Committee as Vice-Chair and as an executive member of the Municipal Engineers Division.

Porter is the Vice President of Engineering at Nexii Building Solutions and a designated Structural Engineer. His sustainability and climate change work was recognized by Fellowship in the Institution of Structural Engineers and Engineers Canada award. Porter was the founding Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Group to Engineers Geoscientists BC, and also serves on the Wood First Advisory Committee for the Forestry Innovation Investment Group as well as CSA Code Development Committees.

Online Election

In the online Board election, September 8 to October 13, Mahovlich was re-elected to the Board and two new registrants were elected for three-year terms on the Board:

  • Veronica Knott, P.Eng.

  • Matthew Salmon, P.Eng.

Board member Jessica Steeves, P.Eng., has completed her term.

For more information on the election, see the 2023 Board election results.

New Government Appointees

On October 31, Bill Chan, CPA, CGA, MBA, ICD.D, and Cathy McIntyre, MBA, C.Dir, were appointed to the Board of Engineers and Geoscientists BC by the provincial government.

They replace David Wells, JD, and Suky Cheema, CPA, CA, who have completed their terms after serving six years on the Board.

Bios of all Board members are available on the Board Member Profiles page.