The Top Three Reasons to Join a Policy Committee
25 July 2019
Have you ever considered volunteering for one of our policy committees? At the Edmonton Chamber, our committee members use their collective expertise to identify issues facing businesses in our region and come up with concrete solutions to deal with those issues. As a member-driven organization, the Chamber’s policy committees are an essential part of how we advocate on behalf of our members to positively influence decisions made by all orders of government.
As we launch this year’s recruitment efforts, here are the top three reasons you should apply to join one of our policy committees:
1) Shape policy on issues that matter
Our committee members are informed and engaged, and they’re passionate about making a difference. Participating on a policy committee is your opportunity to address shared concerns and emerging issues facing the Edmonton Region business community. Together with other volunteers, you’ll identify problems, work to develop recommendations, and inform government decisions that positively impact Edmonton businesses.
2) Collaborate, network, connect
Policy development is about people—about sharing ideas and working together to achieve results. Our policy committees are team of 10-12 individuals who collaborate on issues of collective interest and concern to our business community. As a committee member, you’ll meet other business and community leaders and forge meaningful connections.
3) Share your expertise and unique perspective
There’s no doubt our committees attract some of the leading minds in the region. Our committee members come from different sectors and diverse backgrounds, from businesses of every size and non-profit organizations. This is your chance to share your extensive knowledge and contribute your unique perspective to issues that affect Edmonton’s business community.
Interested in joining one of our policy committees?
Our policy committees are open to anyone in a senior leadership position employed by one of our member companies. Members attend one 90-minute meeting every month, from September to June, and can serve a maximum of three consecutive one-year terms.
We’re looking for volunteers with relevant expertise to serve on the following committees:
- Energy & Environment
- Finance & Taxation
- Municipal Affairs
- Trade & Market Access
- Workforce Development
Lend the Edmonton Chamber your knowledge and expertise by applying today! Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 9; applicants will receive a response from the Edmonton Chamber in the following weeks.