Call for Nominations: 2018 Board of Directors

Nomination Notice for 2018 Board of Directors

The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for 2018 with the nominations and elections process for its Board of Directors. The Governance and Nominating Committee has identified one vacancy – in small business (1-10 employees).

The Nominating Committee is currently assembling a full slate for the open position and will forward the slate of candidates standing for election as a part of the election ballot. In addition to this process, the membership is welcome to submit “nominations from the floor.”

The membership has until November 1, 2017 to submit nominations to the Chamber offices. Each submission requires at least five members in good standing to support the nomination.

If an election is required, the Nominating Committee will send out the ballots to the membership. The ballot, containing biographical information on each candidate, will be provided online and submitted online or by mail to the Chamber office, so it is received by no later than December 4, 2017.

The designated representative of each member, regardless of size of business, is eligible to vote for the slate of candidates.

Benefits of Being a Board Member

  • Connects board participants to other business leaders facilitating opportunities for partnership, business development, and knowledge sharing
  • Elevates the profile of your business within the larger Edmonton Chamber of Commerce community featuring 2,300 member businesses with 111,000 employees
  • Reinforces your position as a front-line leader and an advocate for positive change in the Edmonton business community 

Board of Directors Role Description

Eligibility for Election
You must be a member of the Edmonton Chamber in good standing; a business owner or senior representative of a business in the Edmonton area; have had volunteer experience with the Edmonton or another Chamber of Commerce; and shall have been a member in good standing with the Edmonton or another Chamber of Commerce for at least two years.

Responsibilities of the Board
Together with other members of the Board, you are responsible for all activities of the Chamber. Board members are solely responsible for determining the Chamber's policy. The Board is responsible to ensure the financial accountability of the organization, to review the accountability of the board's sole employee, the President & CEO, to plan for the Chamber's short and long range goals, and to ensure that the Chamber's programs and services meet the needs of the membership.

Minimum Role Requirements
A demonstrated interest in the Chamber's goals; a willingness to expand knowledge of board responsibilities through orientation and ongoing education; a willingness to represent the Chamber in the community; and, at a minimum, you will spend between six and ten hours per month on Chamber business.

Nominating a Candidate 

Would you like to nominate a candidate for the Board of Directors? Do they meet the nomination criteria?

If yes, please print and complete the 2018 Nomination Notice form, taking care to include the nominee's signature, a brief biography, and a separate list of five nominators who are members in good standing, and submit via email to mailto: lrau@edmontonchamber.com or by standard mail to the following address:

Governance & Nominating Committee, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

#600, 9990 Jasper Avenue
World Trade Centre 
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 1P7

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