The Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (“IDIBC”)

The Board of Directors of IDIBC hereby gives notice that the Annual General Meeting of IDIBC will be held by electronic means as an online videoconference in British Columbia, on the 10th day of June, 2021, at the hour of 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., for the following purposes:

  1. To receive the year-end financial statements of IDIBC for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2020.
  2. Presentation of any ordinary or special resolutions requiring member consent.
  3. Election of nominated Directors to the Board of Management.
  4. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

Registration prior to the AGM is required for all members. Registration information will be used to record Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Intern and Registered members as well as verify member eligibility to vote. All members in good standing are entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting. In accordance with IDIBC Bylaws, only Registered members are entitled to vote on resolutions.

5:00pm – Guest Speaker:

Melina Scholefield, P.Eng., Manager, Green Infrastructure Implementation, City of Vancouver

See description below.

5:45pm – Official AGM start

Each member must register their name prior to the AGM. Click here to go to Eventbrite.

Please register online by June 4, 2021. You must register prior to the AGM to receive your unique link via email to access the meeting on June 10th. Attending the AGM is worth one non-IDCEC approved CEU.

If you have questions about the online meeting or if you would like to assign your proxy vote to another Registered member, please email

DATED: May 7, 2021.


Per: Andrew Gardiner, IDIBC



IDIBC AGM Guest speaker

Transformative Leadership

A presentation by Melina Scholefield, P.Eng., Manager, Green Infrastructure Implementation, City of Vancouver

IDIBC is thrilled to have Melina Scholefield give a thought-provoking and inspiring presentation to kick off our 2021 Annual General Meeting. This presentation is very timely as the IDIBC launches our 2021-24 Strategic Plan to elevate members, future leaders, and the profession. IDIBC shares a common goal with allied professions and organizations that seek to make impactful lasting change.

Melina will share Vancouver’s ambitious and award-winning Rain City Strategy, discuss her team’s approach to transformation, and review leadership lessons learned throughout the process. Increasingly, major urban centres are facing significant challenges related to urban water management. There is an urgency to adapt and transform our urban planning and infrastructure towards more holistic and integrated approaches to better meet imperatives around climate change, water quality and ecosystem health, equity, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and affordability. Complex issues that call for transformation are as much leadership challenges as they are technical challenges.

Her presentation will delve into the inclusive leadership needed to collaborate and engage with other professionals and stakeholders to advance long-term positive change. Melina will highlight her leadership experiences and offer a range of strategies for firm leaders and future leaders to shift mindsets, drive cultural change, mobilize support systems, co-operate and innovate!


Melina Scholefield, P. Eng.

Melina is a professional engineer with over two decades of public and private sector experience. She has a long-standing dedication to sustainability and innovation in the municipal sector, leadership development, and collaboration across disciplines. Melina is Manager of Green Infrastructure Implementation for the City of Vancouver. She and her team are leading City’s ambitious and multi-award-winning Rain City Strategy, a cross-departmental green rainwater infrastructure and urban rainwater management initiative. In 2020, Melina was named Water Steward of the Year by the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association for her impact within the Canadian water industry. She is also a 2021 nominee for the YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Environmental Sustainability.

Before taking on this new role, Melina was engaged in the private sector in the field of green buildings, both as a construction management consultant and a Built Green certified residential builder with a special interest in passive house design and construction methods. Previously, Melina worked for nearly 11 years with the City of Vancouver in transportation planning and sustainability. As Manager of the City’s Sustainability Group, Melina’s portfolio included advancing the Greenest City goals as well as climate protection, renewable energy, climate change adaptation, green building programs.