• Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Nomination Form

    About the Chamber of Commerce

    Mission Statement
    Leading a healthy business climate in Cranbrook

    Vision Statement
    A valued and respected champion of business and a positive contributor to our community

    Goals and Key Performance Indicators
    Relevant Services to Members
    - Number of Members and Retention Rate
    - Participation Rates
    - Member Satisfaction

    A Successful Advocate for Business
    - Achievement of Desired Outcomes
    - Member Satisfaction

    Effective Relationships and Partnerships
    - Achievement of Desired Outcomes
    - Member Satisfaction

    A Sustainable Organization
    - Number of Members and Retention Rate
    - Strong Balance Sheet
    - Risk and Liability Assessment and Mitigation
    - Succession Plans for Board Staff

    Guiding Principles
    - Ethical
    - Representative
    - Innovative
    - Non-partisan and Non-sectarian

    The Board of Directors of the Cranbrook of Commerce in comprised of 12 members; Chair, Vice Chair, Immediate Past Chair, Treasurer, and Eight Directors.

    At the 2019 Annual General Meeting the Board President, Vice President, and Treasurer will be elected for one-year term. Four directors will be elected for a two-year term. The Immediate Past President is and automatic succession. There are four directors with one year remaining on their term.

    Under the Carver Governance Model that the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce has adopted, a Director's work is governance and policy. It is incumbant upon those seeking nomination to Board positions to understand the basic underlying pronciples of this system. More information is available from the Chamber Executive Director.

    Legislative and Fiscal Year
    The legislative year fro the Chamber runs from April 01 to March 31
    The fiscal year for the Chamber runs from January 01 to December 31

    Role and Duties of Board Members
    The Role of a Board member is to:
    - Establish policies necessary to carry out the Chamber's mission and purpose
    - Engage in the Board strategic planning and set priorities from the strategic plan
    - Determine the Chamber's position as they relate to policy statements
    - Allocate adequate resources for the successful execution of the strategic plan
    - Actively promote the Chamber and encourage new members to join

    The Duties of a Board Member are to:
    - Attend all Board meetings. Review all materials distributed prior to the meeting and be prepared and ready to discuss and act on agenda items.
    - Commit to serving on at least one committee or task force
    - Participate in as many Chamber events as possible thoughout the year
    - At every opportunity promote the Chamber to businesses and the community

    Your Opportunity to Initiate New Ideas to Affect, Inform and Influence the Cranbrook Business Community

    It is important for the Chamber to be effective, forward thinking and have the ability to provide worthwhile input to municipal, provincial and federal regulators on a variety of issues. This can only be accomplished with strong, diverse, dedicated leadership.
    Involvement with the Board of the Chamber is an excellent way to gain experience and demonstrate commitment to the business community and to Cranbrook.

    Qualifications Sought in Board Members
    The Board is strongest and mist effective what the following core competencies are represented on the Board, with each director contributing their unique combination of knowledge, experience, and skills.

    Membership and Belief in the Chamber Vision, Values and Mission
    - When nominated, and during your term on the Board, Directors much be either an Individual Member in standing or the Business Member Representative appointed by a Business Member, which in is good standing.
    - Directors must agree to support the vision, mission and values of the Chamber

    Integrity and Accountability
    - Directors much have demonstrated high ethical standards and integrity in their personal and professional dealings, and must be willing to act on, and remain accountable for, their boardroom decisions
    - Directors should be respected and influential in the community, and/or possess special knowledge, skills, or experience which would assist the work of the Board

    Mature Confidence and Informed Judgment
    - Directors shall provide wise, thoughtful counsel on a broad range of issues
    - Directors much value the performance of the Board as a whole over individual performance and should demonstrate respect for others in executing their responsibilities
    - A Director must put the overall interest of the Chamber ahead of their own business interests
    - Directors must be self-motivated and demonstrate an ability to work independently when required and in a high functioning group environment

    Financial Literacy
    - Directors should be financially literate and able to evaluate organizational performance

    Financial Contribution
    Directors should be aware of a modest financial commitment. Including expenses for regular attendance at Chamber functions and special events demonstrating a personal commitment and establishing credibility when called upon to ask other to give.

    Time Availability
    - Directors must be willing and able to commit approximately 5-7 hours per month to Chamber work in order to fully participate in the governance of the organization. This time is inclusive of events, meetings and preparation time.
    - Directors are expected to attend one Board meeting per month, committee and inter agency meetings as required, and Chamber events. The meetings are monthly, save August.

    Time Lines
    Timing for Nominations and Annual General Meeting
    - February 7 - Deadline for Nomination to be submitted to Committee for consideration
    - February 21 - Deadline for nominating committee to report back to board
    - February 25 - Deadline for first notice of AGM to membership
    - March 6 - Deadline for member nominations without recommendation of nominating committee
    - March 8 - Deadline for second notice of AGM to membership
    - March 25 - Annual General Meeting

    NOTE: The newly elected board will be sworn in as part of the Annual General Meeting
    Nominee Name
    I have read and fully understand the preceding pages outlining the responsibilities and obligations of the position I am letting my name stand for. I am prepared to let my name stand for election by the Membership and will be free to carry out the responsibilities as a board member shouldI be elected. I hereby certify that I have perused the commitments and responsibilities, and should I be elected to represent the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce I will fulfill those obligations. I will accept nomination for one of the following Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors roles:
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