Take on a leadership role at the Chamber

Eleven people stand posed in front of a Whitby Chamber of Commerce branded backdrop.

The Whitby Chamber of Commerce has had a tremendous year of growth – the membership is now comprised of more than 700 businesses! This growth is due to not only the Chamber staff and its programming, but is also a testament to the strength of the volunteers who dedicate their extra time to making the Chamber an extraordinary place for fellow members to succeed.

It is important for board prospects to know that while having the opportunity to serve the membership is deeply rewarding, it is a commitment. It is a commitment beyond the monthly 90-minute Board meeting. The Board is empowered with the responsibility to shepherd the Chamber on behalf of each and every member. This is your opportunity to elevate your Chamber experience and the experience of the entire membership. Nominate yourself or a fellow member by filling out the nomination form.

Friday, January 10 at 5 p.m.
Deadline for nominations to be submitted to Brion Hendry, Chair of the Policy & Governance Committee. Please submit completed forms via email to bhendry@bdo.ca.

Friday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Mandatory candidate briefing in WCC boardroom, which will include an introduction to the WCC Board structure and process, overview of the role of Director at the organization and opportunity for candidates to ask questions. At the end of this meeting, candidates will be asked to sign a letter of commitment indicating they understand the role and can fulfill their obligations to serve if elected.

Monday, January 27 at 11 a.m.
The online voting opens listing the names, pictures and bios of all candidates who have signed the letters of commitment.

Monday, February 24 at 5 p.m.
Online voting closes.

Tuesday, February 25 to Friday, February 28
Successful and unsuccessful candidates are called and advised of the results.

Tuesday, March 17 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Slate of candidates, as voted by the membership, invited to attend board meeting as observers.

Last week of March
AGM and candidate slate presented to membership.

The WCC recognizes and embraces the benefits of diversity in Board members. If you have the time and the passion to support the Chamber as a Director, I sincerely encourage you to seek a nomination. As well, if you know of a member who you think would be a great addition to the Board, please nominate them.