The timetable has been set for the 2019 CANEGROWERS Election process. Held every three years, the elections are an opportunity for all members to elect Directors to sit on the board of their local CANEGROWERS district - from Mossman to Rocky Point.
Districts have between four and nine Directors that sit on their respective Boards and nominations for the positions open Monday 28 January 2019.
Both men and women of all ages are encouraged to nominate as candidates for these important CANEGROWERS elected positions.
These local boards then nominate representatives to sit on the CANEGROWERS Queensland Policy Council which elects the new CANEGROWERS Queensland Board.
Members wishing to nominate for a district board position have until 5pm on Monday 18 February to act.
Each CANEGROWERS directors’ election is a democratic process which seeks to have the best candidates nominate based on merit. The election process will be finalised by Monday 15 April and the new directors will take on their official duties from Wednesday 1 May.
The first step is towards nomination is to contact your local Chairman or Manager. You can reach them via the list of CANEGROWERS district offices here.
CANEGROWERS Queensland will be conducting most of the statewide elections, with the exception of Proserpine, Maryborough and Innisfail which will conduct their elections locally. For the remaining districts, Jodie Mittelheuser, CANEGROWERS Chief Financial Officer, is the returning officer for the 2019 Election process and is working with each local company for the preparation of the official roll.
Members are urged to ensure that their membership records are up to date. The official roll for each election is to be finalised by 5pm on Monday 18 February 2019.