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Nominate a Candidate for the 2022 Board of Directors

04 October 2021

The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential business organizations in Canada.  We support and enhance the Edmonton Metropolitan Region business community by advocating for conditions that ensure competitiveness, delivering exceptional educational experiences, and connecting people and businesses – all in a socially responsible manner. 

 

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

 

The Edmonton Chamber Board of Directors is officially accepting nominations for 2022. The Governance and Nominating Committee has identified three vacancies. 

  • (1) large business (51+ employees) 
  • (2) small businesses (1 to 10 employees) 

Chamber members can submit nominations for each of the three Board vacancies to the Chamber offices; nominations will be accepted until November 3, 2021. Self-nominations are welcome. Each submission requires that at least five members in good standing support the nomination. 

 

Potential Election Process 

If more than one nomination for each vacancy is received, the Governance and Nominating Committee will send out ballots to the membership. *Note, regardless of the size of the business, the sole 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.  All ballots must be received by the Chamber office no later than November 30, 2021.  

 

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 
  • Volunteer experience 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 
  • Industry/Sector Experience as indicated below 

 

Preferred Industry/Sector Experience 

  • Agriculture/Agri Foods 
  • Export and Trade 
  • AI/Machine Learning and Innovation 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Power/Utilities 

 

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 do you consider yourself to be a suitable candidate for the Board of Directors?  

If your nomination meets the eligibility criteria, please print the 2022 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 

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