Board Member Job Description

Our board performs essentially a legislative function. That is, it makes all policy decisions for the organization However, from time to time, the board may direct a poll of the membership when considered desirable as a guide to member opinion and interest.

Specifically the board shall:

  • Set the overall policy, vision and mission for the organization.
  • Determine the goals of the Chamber through its approved program of work
  • Provide adequate funding through the annual budget to carry out the program of work.
  • Establish the dues structure of the Chamber to support the program.
  • Elect officers in accordance with the by-laws of the Chamber.
  • Recommend and approve changes to the by-laws.
  • Fill all vacancies that occur in its membership
  • Meet as required by the by-laws, or at the call of the President, or on its own motion.
  • Provide adequate facilities and equipment for Chamber operations.

As individuals, each director is expected to:

  • Attend all meetings of the Board and not miss more than three (3) meetings a year.
  • Provide financial support to the Chamber by joining the Chamber
  • Help promote the chamber and recruit members
  • Discharge fiduciary responsibilities
  • Consult with the membership in order to be truly representative and communicate board action.
  • Offer suggestions of persons who may be willing to serve on Chamber committees or task forces.
  • Be available to assist with expertise, advice and guidance with projects, events, as needed.
  • Provide “wise counsel”, i.e. unbiased insights and ideas from a third party point-of-view, on issues raised by the Chamber.
  • Provide social networking platform for the Chamber.
  • Encourage the development of a governance framework that enable sustainable growth of the Chamber.
  • Perform such other duties, within his/her capabilities, as may be requested by the President.

Board Application Form

Form for interested parties to apply for Board Membership

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