Board of Directors Nominations
Serving on the Chamber's Board of Directors is an important responsibility and brings with it several requirements and expectations to best serve the Chamber membership and business community at large. Board positions are a 3-year commitment. Elections to vacant Board seats are open each January and close on March 1st. Responsibilities include:
- Maintaining an active membership in our Chamber
- Supporting the bylaws and policies of the Chamber
- Supporting decisions made by the Board of Directors.
- Maintaining confidentiality of Board proceedings including any decisions, who made what motions, and any votes.
- Referring any media inquiries to the President or Chairman of the Board of the Chamber for comment. Never make a comment to the media on behalf of the Chamber unless specifically authorized to do so.
- Together with the Board of Directors, establishing policy and determining programs for the Chamber as needed.
- Attending all monthly Board meetings.
- Attending the annual meeting.
- Attending the annual planning sessions of the Board.
- Employing a chief executive officer of the Chamber (President) who will administer all Chamber operations and staff and will perform the duties identified in his or her job description.
- Attending as many Chamber functions as your personal and business schedule will permit. At functions, circulating and introducing yourself to members.
- Attending a minimum of three New Member Receptions per year.
- Assisting in recruitment and retention of members whenever appropriate.
- Serving on a minimum of one committee/task force annually.
- Monitoring the annual budget and helping to assure financial stability.
Nomination and Selection Process
Nominations can be made in two ways:
- A member may submit a nomination on their own behalf
- A member may submit a nomination on behalf of another member
All nominations will go to a Nomination Committee, who will conduct interviews, and select the most qualified candidates to be on the ballot.
Alternatively, a member may skip the Nomination Committee by collecting signatures from 5% of the membership and submitting them on a petition to be automatically placed on the ballot.