The Society of Notaries Public of BC board. Front (from left): Creston’s Lorne Mann

The Society of Notaries Public of BC board. Front (from left): Creston’s Lorne Mann

Creston notary Lorne Mann elected to notaries society board

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The Society of Notaries Public of BC appointed four new directors to its board and acknowledged the contribution of a retiring director.

The new directors are Lorne Mann of Creston, Filip de Sagher (Vancouver), Kate Manvell (West Vancouver) and David Watts (Vancouver).

“We welcome the fresh perspective and unique experience of each of the notaries who have been elected to our board,” said president John Eastwood. “Our directors play a critical role in oversight and governance of our society, ensuring the ongoing and trusted tradition of providing legal document services in British Columbia.”

Timothy Janzen completed his term and has now left the board of directors.

“We also acknowledge our outgoing member, Tim Janzen, for his significant contribution during his term on the board. his participation helped ensure our society continues to maintain the integrity of the notaries profession, and to enjoy the confidence of families and small businesses throughout the province.”

The board was appointed by election at the society’s recent annual general meeting and held its first meeting in Vancouver in January.

The Society of Notaries Public of BC represents more than 320 highly trained notary professionals. Most have locally owned and operated offices and all provide personal assistance to clients around the province. The average age of a BC Notary is 43, and 55 per cent are women. BC’s notaries reflect many ethnic backgrounds and cover many languages.

Individuals, families and businesses seek the services of B.C. notaries for a wide range of non-contentious legal matters, including residential and commercial real estate transfers, mortgage refinancing, wills and estate planning, powers of attorney, and other important documents.

The notaries’ tradition of trust spans 2,000 years. Notaries first came to British Columbia over 100 years ago. They continue to serve their valued clients and their communities across the province.

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