Jan McClelland


Jan McClellandDistrict 2
Term expires: April 2023
Jan has been a credit union director for nearly two decades. She served on the amalgamation committee which was responsible for bringing five credit unions together to form Sunrise Credit Union. She has served on every Sunrise board committee including chairing the Nominations and Goverance committees, and has served full terms as Vice-chair and Chair of the Board.

Jan has several years of experience as a small business owner in conjunction with her spouse, where she was responsible for bookkeeping, inventory control and payroll. She has also operated her own small business in the well-being & healing realm.

She has 23 years of provincial government service, including 13 years as an administrative assistant and 10 in inspection services for the Petroleum Branch, the first female to serve as an inspector. As an administrative assistant, she developed several significantly simplified reporting procedures and computerized the record-keeping function by writing programming. As a Petroleum Inspector, she licensed all provincial oil flow lines, developed guidelines for land use concerning mud spreading, oversaw all oil industry activity in the province in a regulatory capacity, and was seconded as a Workplace Safety and Health officer for worker safety in the oil field. She also assisted in the revision of the Petroleum Regulations under The Oil and Gas Act.

On a more personal level Jan has several years’ experience chairing major community committees and has been an active member on many additional organizations. Currently, she is a Trustee and the Administrator for Lowe McClelland Family Trust, and a director for 4785691 Manitoba Ltd, a holding company. She is treasurer and a Project Manager for Deloraine-Winchester Historical Society, chair of Turtle Mountain Souris Plains Heritage Association's board, Chair of Deloraine & Area Christmas Cheer Committee and an active member of the Deloraine-Winchester Community & Economic Development Board. She is a married mother of two with two granddaughters and two granddogs, and has lived in southwest Manitoba almost exclusively.

Jan has completed many credit union focused courses including: Board Competencies; Financial Governance for Non-financial Leaders; and Culture, Covid and the Board (Governance Solutions). CUES certificates include: Board Chair Development and Governance Leadership Institute Levels I and II at the Joesph L. Rotman School of Management, earning a CCUD (Certified Credit Union Director) designation. She is currently enrolled in the CUES 'High Performing Boards' program which will be completed in April 2023.