Whitby Chamber Board of Directors nominations open

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The business community continues to experience significant challenges and have experienced a year, like no other. Through it all, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce, its staff and Board of Directors have strived to support the business community to sustain and grow their business while navigating through a transformative change. The Chamber is now looking for members to step forward and help lead through the next year as a Director.

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 8 at 5 p.m.
Please submit completed forms via email to Natalie Prychitko. Any questions can be directed to to the Chair of our Nomination Committee, Matthew Mackenzie, by email.

Friday, January 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 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 25 at 11 a.m.
The online voting opens listing the names, pictures and bios of all candidates who have signed the letters of commitment.

Thursday, February 25 at 5 p.m.
Online voting closes.

Friday, February 26 to Friday, March 5
Successful and unsuccessful candidates are called and advised of the results.

Tuesday, March 16 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, we 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.