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Nominate a Candidate for the 2021 Board of Directors

01 October 2020

The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential business organizations in Canada. It is part of a business community that extends regionally, provincially, nationally, and around the globe within the Chamber of Commerce and the World Trade Centre networks.

We strive to have a diverse and inclusive Board of Directors governing our organization, so each year the Board reviews the Chamber’s matrix of skills and experience and ensures a balanced representation of small, medium and large-sized businesses, and a diversity of sectors represented at the table.

The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for 2021 with the nominations and elections process for its Board of Directors. The Governance and Nominating Committee has identified two vacancies – one in large business (51+ employees) and one in medium business (11 to 50 employees).

Chamber members are invited to submit nominations for Board vacancies to the Chamber offices; nominations will be accepted until November 2, 2020. Each submission requires that at least five members in good standing support the nomination.

If more than one nomination for each vacancy is received, the Nominating Committee will send out the ballots to the membership. Regardless of business size, the designated representative of each member company is eligible to vote for the slate of candidates. The ballot, which contains biographical information on each candidate, will be available online and can be submitted online or by mail. It must be received at the Chamber office no later than December 1st, 2020.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Edmonton Chamber member for a minimum of two years and in good standing
  • Business owner or senior representative of a business located in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region
  • Experience in the preferred industry/sectors identified below
  • Volunteer involvement with the Edmonton Chamber or another Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade or business organization
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Nominated by five Chamber members in good standing


Preferred Industry/Sector Experience

  • Agriculture/Agri Foods
  • AI/Machine Learning and Innovation
  • Manufacturing

 

Responsibilities of the Board

Together with other members of the Board, acting as a whole and speaking with one voice, the Board of Directors is responsible for the stewardship of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and oversight of the management of the organization.  This Board is accountable to the membership and to those that provide funds for the operation of the organization.  They are also responsible for determining the vision, mission and strategic direction and for monitoring organizational performance of the President & CEO.

 

Minimum Role Requirements

Every board member must demonstrate the following qualities: an interest in the Chamber's goals; a willingness to expand knowledge of board responsibilities through orientation and ongoing education, and a willingness to represent the Chamber in the community.

 

Nominating a Candidate

Would you like to nominate a candidate for the Board of Directors? Or consider yourself to be a suitable candidate for the Board of Directors? If your nomination meets the eligibility criteria, please print the 2021 Nomination Form and include the nominee's name, business, and telephone number. Submit the completed nomination by email to Lisa Rau at lrau@edmontonchamber.com or by standard mail to the following address:

Governance and Nominating Committee, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
#600, 9990 Jasper Avenue, World Trade Centre Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 1P7

 

Nominations will be accepted until November 2, 2020.

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