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Board Member Application

Are you interested in serving on the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors? The Board will have 3 open seats available to be filled for 2023-2026. Learn more below about the application process and what to expect.

2023-2026 BOARD APPLICATION PROCESS
1.       Please reach out to Jenn Venerable, Executive Director, at 303-833-5933 or info@carbonvalleychamber.com to share your interest and learn more about the board member commitment overview available here.
2.       Complete this nomination form no later than August 4, 2022.
3.       You will receive verification that your application has been received and will be asked to sign up for a phone interview time during the week of August 8, 2022.
4.       After your phone interview, the nomination and selection committee will review the pool of candidates and determine a slate that promotes a diverse board related to company size, geography, and experience. Please note that we typically receive more applications than spots and are required to make the difficult decision of the best overall fit for where the board is today.
5.       The approved slate will be sent to the board at its regular meeting in August. If no one petitions the slate it will be made official.

If appointed, your first official role will be at the Chamber Board Retreat on September 6, 2022 from 9 am – 4 pm. Your voting role as a board member will begin in January 2023. We meet on the 4th Thursday of each month from 7:30-9:00 am.

 

Board of Director's Commitment

Overview:

The Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce creates a thriving business community through meaningful connections, business growth opportunities, customized engagement and advocacy for a strong business climate. Board members are official representatives of the Chamber within the community. Leadership activities—providing strategic support and expertise, raising funds, and building community support—that further the organization’s goals are essential to board service with the Chamber.

Benefits of Service:

Carbon Valley Chamber Board Members do not receive financial compensation. Board members receive an opportunity to help shape the economic future of the Carbon Valley, interact with high-level community leaders in the public and private sectors and be directly involved in regional policy decisions and outcomes.

Role of the Board:

The Board will leverage community support as needed to promote and advance the organization's work and mission. Additionally, the Board will work with and supervise the efforts of the Executive Director to ensure that he/she is carrying out the operational needs of the organization to realize its objectives, supporting the Executive Director and/or organization as needed.

The Board of Directors will approve all organizational policies and guidelines to ensure adherence to the strategic vision of the Carbon Valley Chamber. The board has three main responsibilities:

1. Governance: Oversee matters critical to the health of the organization— not decisions or approvals about specific matters, which is management’s role—but instead those involving fundamental matters such as the viability of its business model, the integrity of its internal systems and controls, and the accuracy of its financial statements.

2. Strategic Direction: Formulate key policies and strategic goals, focusing both on near-term and longer-term challenges and opportunities, as well as ensuring adherence to the mission of the organization.

3. Fiduciary Responsibility: Steward the resources of the organization for the longer run, not just by carefully reviewing annual budgets and evaluating operations but also by

encouraging foresight through several budget cycles, considering investments in light of

future evolution, and planning for future needs.

Conflict of Interest:

Whenever a board member has a financial or personal interest in any matter coming before the Board, the affected person shall a) fully disclose the nature of the interest and b) withdraw from discussion, lobbying, and voting on the matter. The minutes of meetings at which such votes are taken shall record such disclosure, abstention, and rationale for approval.

Time Commitment:

Board members should plan to serve the full extent of their elected term. Regular board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month from 7:30-9:00 am. There will be some occasions where board members will be requested to attend other meetings and/or events. The Carbon Valley Chamber does have a minimum expectation of time commitment and encourages board members to determine how they can best contribute to the organization in a meaningful way.

Board Member Agreement:

Duties will include but are not limited to a legal, fiscal and moral responsibility, along with fellow board members, for the the well-being of the Chamber, as such, it is the board member's responsibility to:

Be a member of the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce in good standing;
Be familiar with the budget and take an active part in the budgeting process;
Commit to the mission and goals of the organization;
Know and approve all policies and programs and oversee their implementation;
Take responsibility for making decisions on organization issues and board matters;
Interpret the organization’s work and values to the community, represent the organization, and serve as a spokesperson;
Keep up-to-date on the business of the organization;
Excuse myself from discussions, decisions, and votes where I may have a conflict of interest;
Attendance at 80% of the board meetings per year, serve on at least one committee, and attend 50% of the chamber lunches, business before hours, and/or after hours;
Actively participate in all Chamber fundraising activities, including but not limited to the annual dinner and golf event;
Work in good faith with my fellow board members and staff toward the achievement of the organization’s goals.

Board of Directors: Nomination Application 2023-2026 (Three-Year Term)

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