Skip to content
November 24, 2021

VICA Welcomes New, Diverse Leaders to Their 2021/2022 Board of Directors

New Board Members Elected at the 109th Annual General Meeting

November 23, 2021 (Victoria, BC) – The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) and its membership elected four industry leaders to its 2021-2022 Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting on November 18, 2021. There were eleven nominees from across Vancouver Island.

By way of VICA’s online election platform, this year’s election saw record highs for both nominees and number of votes cast. Incumbents Paul Gray, Farmer Construction, and Barclay Ellis, Trades Labour Corporation Victoria, were re-elected to their positions on the board. In addition, we are pleased to welcome new board members Allison Greaves from Durwest Construction Management, and Jac-Lyn Mickelson from MGM Mechanical.

Further, the newly elected Board has elected to appoint two additional Industry Members Josh Fayerman, Milestone Equipment Contracting Inc., and Samer Akouri of AccessSMT Holdings Ltd., for a one-year term to ensure that the VICA membership is adequately represented across all sectors and regions of the Vancouver Island Association.

Chris Lyons of Omicron Construction has assumed the role of Chair of the Board from James Clapp of Wilson M Beck Insurance Services.

Outgoing Past Chair Roger Yager, Knappett Projects Inc., was recognized for 10 years of service on the VICA Board. During his tenure, Roger has provided both mentorship and leadership to fellow board members, as well as stewarding the Association through the first year of the COVID Pandemic. Additionally, Roger has represented our industry at both the regional and provincial level through his continued involvement with our partner association, the BC Construction Association. We thank Roger for his time on the board and wish him well with his future endeavours.


“2022 is poised to be one of the busiest years for our Association in recent memory, and I look forward to working with our new Board of Directors on many of the initiatives VICA has planned. We are extremely pleased to expand the representation of women on our board as we welcome two new Directors, both of which bring years of industry experience as well as a unique prospective which will only prove to benefit the Association

  •  Rory Kulmala, Chief Executive Officer, Vancouver Island Construction Association

“The opportunity to represent one of the largest industries on the Island is exciting for me, and I eagerly anticipate working with our great group of industry leaders, continuing to provide excellent value for VICA Members. Further, our newly elected board is represented by diverse leaders with valuable industry experience which will afford our members success in the years to come. I would also like to extend my gratitude to outgoing Chair James Clapp for the exceptional work he did over the pandemic-laden 2020-21 fiscal year.”

  • Chris Lyons, VICA Board Chair, Omicron Construction Ltd.

Owen O’Rourke, Communications Specialist
Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) | 250-800-1722

As the Vancouver Island Construction Association, we serve our construction community: the institutional, commercial, industrial, civil, and multi-family residential construction sectors on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and other coastal areas of British Columbia. VICA members come from all areas of our industry from owners, designers, and contractors to purchasers of construction services. With roots that date back to 1912, we are one of the oldest not-for-profit construction associations in Canada.

 (L-R) Paul Gray, Farmer Construction; Barclay Ellis, Trades Labour Corp. (TLC) Victoria; Allison Greaves, Durwest Construction Management, Jac-Lyn Mickelson, MGM Mechanical

– 30 –