Jeffco Business Leaders Sought for The West Chamber Board of Directors
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – March 3, 2014 – The West Chamber – Serving Jefferson County is seeking business and community professionals interested in serving on the Chamber’s board of directors beginning in Apr. 2014. Applications from interested individuals will be reviewed and considered by the Chamber’s nominating committee. Applicants wishing to be considered should submit their application by 5:00 P.M. on March 14, 2014. The nominating committee will then present recommendations to the Chamber board. A slate of board nominees will be presented to the Chamber’s membership in late March or early April, allowing members ten days to petition the nominees if desired.
Currently, the Chamber board is considering filling two vacancies, bringing the total number of directors for 2014 to 15 members. Chamber bylaws call for the board to “be composed of no less than 11, nor more than 15 members.” The board annually considers applications and nominations in order to maintain a board composition that best represents the Chamber’s membership. Applicants are considered based on individual accomplishments and their contributions to the community and Chamber. The slate of nominees must be a Chamber member in good standing and willing to commit to a 3-year term.
At a minimum, Chamber board members are expected to attend board meetings from 8:00 to 9:30 A.M. on the third Wednesday of each month and make themselves available for special meetings and/or retreats throughout the year. The board is vested as the governing body of the Chamber that sets the objectives, governing policies and ensures the Chamber is fiscally responsible. Board applicants should be ready to serve, in good faith, in a manner that is in the best interest of the Chamber.
“The West Chamber Board of Directors is excited about 2014 and the direction the Chamber is moving in,” said Tom Ripp, chair of the nominating committee. “We have a number of initiatives that the board and Chamber staff is working to implement to create greater value for Chamber membership and to better the overall business environment for Jefferson County. The Chamber’s board of directors is seeking additional leaders to help the Chamber achieve its objectives for 2014 and the future.”
Applications can be found online at http://www.westchamber.org/board-of-directors/applying_for_the_chamber_board/. Questions may be directed to The West Chamber President/CEO Brian Willms at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (303) 233-5555.
About The West Chamber
The West Chamber is a regional Chamber of Commerce, and serves Jefferson County. The Chamber started in 1947 as the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. In 1990 the group merged with the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce to be The West Chamber – Serving Jefferson County. Comprised of more than 850 local companies, the Chamber offers a vast array of educational and networking programs to help its members, both large and small, gain the skills and resources necessary to thrive and prosper in today’s economy. As a founding member of the Jefferson County Business Lobby (JCBL), the Chamber also serves as an advocate for business, working on behalf of entrepreneurs to lead and influence local, state and federal policy on issues affecting the unique interests of business in Jefferson County. For more information on The West Chamber, please call (303) 233-5555 or visit www.westchamber.org.
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