Call for Expression of Interest: Strategic Planning Software

MISA BC is providing an exclusive opportunity for associate members to provide goods and services that generates value to all members, as well as providing an opportunity for vendor recognition and referencability

In 2017, MISA BC began a strategic planning process to guide the association over a three year period and to build on and extend its value provided to members. A cloud based  software solution is required to manage implementation of the plan, activity assignment to MISA BC volunteers, reporting and overall accountability to membership.

Key aspects of the solution should include:

  • Canadian hosted solution;
  • Intuitive and simple interface;
  • Ability to input strategies and visualize the alignment of related goals, objectives and initiatives;
  • Ability for users to update progress on assigned initiatives and objectives;
  • Due date email reminders for updates and deadlines;
  • Ability to measure performance based on balanced scorecard methodology;
  • Ability to create reports, including monthly executive board reports detailing progress on strategy execution; and,
  • Promote transparency and accountability to MISA BC members through association website, using embedded dashboards and indicators.

You are encouraged to read the full details on this Call for Expressions of Interest by clicking MISABC – EOI_Strategic_Planning_Software.

Your expression of interest should clearly and concisely indicate how your offering can meet the expressed needs of MISA BC, Submissions should not exceed three to five pages, excluding product brochures. MISA BC may choose not to consider any submissions exceeding this limit.

Any and all questions should be forwarded to Cheryl Trent, MISA BC Secretary at

This expression of interest is undertaken in compliance with the association’s policy titled MISA BC Associate Member Expression of Interest Process, dated October 24, 2017. MISA BC is committed to fairness, transparency and efficiency.


2017 Fall Conference Photos!

View the 2017 Fall Conference photos.  You  must be logged in to view them. Go to the Members Area, Document Library, Conferences, Fall, 2017 Victoria, Conference Photos.


The MISA BC Strategic Plan 2017 is now available

The MISA BC executive board and members have been hard at work in 2017 developing an exciting Strategic Plan.

To view it now, log into to this site and visit the documents area.  If you are logged in now, you can use this link to download the PDF.

Want to make a difference as a MISA BC Vendor Liaison? Call for Candidates – closed Tuesday Aug 8th @ 5:00pm

NOTE: Call for candidates in now closed. Stay tuned for more information.


The MISA BC Board is moving to a more transparent and democratic process for appointment of Vendor Liaison representatives and will be inviting Associate members to vote on their representatives.

If you are familiar with MISA BC, are an Associate member, and would like to add a voice to our relationships with our vendors, we have a perfect opportunity for you.

The MISA BC Vendor Liaison plays an important role in our community, acting as the voice of Associate members at our regular meetings, and working with the Board on initiatives to build our relationships and drive additional value for both Regular and Associate members.  Your time commitment will vary but will usually not exceed 1-2 hours per week.

If you would like to stand as a candidate for one of the two Vendor Liaison positions, please ensure that you have your organization’s support, and then complete the web form.  This call will close at 5:00 on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017.

Voting information will only be distributed to the primary contact for your organization.  Please log into the MISA BC website to ensure that your contact information is up to date prior to June 30, 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

Darin Murray Young, MBA, B.Sc.
President MISA British Columbia
Manager of Information Services
The Corporation of Delta
T-604.946.3242 / M-604.354.2316

Your MISA BC Executives!

Following our 2017 AGM we are pleased to announce the appointment of the MISA BC Executive team.

If you’d like to be a part of this exciting team, we’d love to hear from you! What’s in it for you besides: a personally rewarding experience; a great line item on your resume; frequent opportunities to network with like-minded professionals; and an opportunity to work with a great team, for a great organization?  Good karma and a chance to make a difference.

If you’re interested, let us know!  Please send an email to

Nominations for MISA BC 2017 Election

This year’s AGM will include the election of officers for the MISA BC Core Executive Team.

The vote will take place at the AGM on Wed  April 26, 2017 @ 2:30 at the Sandman Signature Hotel, Langley BC.  Voters must be present to vote.  Proxy votes will not be accepted.

Each member municipality in good standing within MISA BC will have one vote for each of the six positions. Prior to the election, each municipality will be requested to identify who will be voting on behalf of their municipality.

The following nominations have been received.

President – Darin Young – Manager of Information Services – Corporation of Delta

Vice President – Jason Birch – Manager of Information Services – Municipality of North Cowichan

Treasurer – Tom Diersch – Assistant Director – Applications – City of Burnaby

Secretary – Cheryl Trent – GIS Coordinator – Sunshine Coast Regional District

Director at Large – Membership Development – Rob Entwistle – Information Services Manager – City of Kelowna

Director at Large – Sponsorship – Kerry Ing – Manager of Information Technology – Resort Municipality of Whistler

Nomination forms must be submitted to the MISA BC Past President at Nominations will also be accepted from the floor during the election process.

For more information about the election, including position details and forms, please use this link:

Renewing your Annual Membership Fees?

Exciting enhancements to MISA BC information and communication sharing opportunities are around the corner!

To pay your annual membership fees, login to the Member’s Area with your existing MISA BC username and password in order to follow the prompts to pay.  Please note that only users with Organization Admin privileges are able to pay the membership fee.  If you are not sure who is the MISA BC Admin for your organization, please email

MISA BC Spring 2017 Workshop – April 25 & 26

CLICK HERE for more information and registration.  DOWNLOAD THE APP today!

On April 25th and 26th The Township of Langley will host the annual MISA BC Spring Workshop at the Sandman Signature Hotel in Walnut Grove, Langley BC. Building on the success of earlier years, the 2017 workshop will draw approximately fifty municipal IT delegates to the heart of Metro Vancouver in an intimate and approachable setting.

This year’s theme is Secure IT. Join six private and public sector cyber security professionals as they facilitate sessions on cyber security planning, threat modeling, incident response, data safety, critical infrastructure and provincial resources available to local governments. Enjoy networking opportunities throughout the workshop, beginning with an informal gathering on Monday evening at Moxie’s Grill & Bar as well as our event reception the following day.

MISA BC members are also encouraged to attend our AGM on Wednesday, following lunch. Come out and vote for your new executives!

CLICK HERE for more information and registration.  DOWNLOAD THE APP today!