Board Corner

A Message from CIRI Board Chair Doug Fifer

Your CIRI Board of Directors wants to hear from you!

Doug Fifer

One of the CIRI Board of Director’s primary goals is ensuring the financial health and growth of the corporation for the benefit of our shareholders, now and into the future. An important part of this duty is keeping you, our fellow shareholders, apprised of the corporation’s activities. We should collectively learn from our challenges and celebrate our successes along the way.

Your Board strives to connect with shareholders at events like CIRI’s Friendship Potlatches, Information Meetings and the Annual Meeting of Shareholders. We also regularly interact with members of the CIRI Shareholder Participation Committees (SPCs). Our hope is that through these avenues, along with written and digital communications such as the Annual Report, CIRI website, Raven’s Circle newsletter and social media channels, shareholders remain informed and feel connected to their corporation.

From the Board’s perspective, anytime we have the chance to engage with our shareholders, it is an opportunity for us to learn from you—how you view your corporation, what we can do better and how to keep you best informed. CIRI’s SPCs have done an excellent job of assisting in this regard by providing a vital link between CIRI and its shareholders.

We understand that our shareholders are spread across the globe and engaging in person isn’t always an option. Therefore, the Board is asking for your input and questions in the coming months for a new project we’re working on. “Ask the Board” will feature a series of shareholder-submitted questions and answers with the CIRI Board of Directors.

The Board wants to hear your questions about your corporation, be it lands, investments, business operations or anything else on your mind. We will choose a few questions each month and provide answers to them through a video series that CIRI will produce and post online. We hope that this new opportunity to engage with each other will be an impactful way to continue to communicate and work together.

Please join us in learning more about your corporation! We want to hear from you, and we are excited to start this conversation. Email the CIRI Board of Directors your questions, along with your full name and contact information, at We hope to hear from many of you in the coming months and look forward to our virtual visits!