I am pushing to not have a fee increase while in parallel advocating to increase membership services. As a member of the Finance Committee this year I am planning on doing a thorough review of the finances. Similar to last year where I put a motion through that saved $176k/yr I am expecting to find further savings. I propose to conduct a value for money review of the PEO’s operations with the goal of limiting future increases in membership fees. Furthermore, I am going to advocate for a review and simplification of the licensing process. The current process is unnecessarily bureaucratic, inflexible and difficult for applicants; simply put we are not onboarding new engineers into the PEO in a welcoming and supportive way. I do not believe there is a conflict between creating a service based and customer focused organization and the PEOs statutory mandate to protect the public interest. Helping engineers to join and become P. Engs is in the public’s interest.