Board Member Responsibilities:
To develop, enhance and represent business, stimulate community leadership and promote economic growth.
Board meetings are held monthly for usually (1) hour, typically in the morning during the work week. In addition, each board member is expected to serve on at least (1) committee that would generally monthly or seasonally for an hour. Board members are also asked to attend special events throughout the year.
Typical Board Member Responsibilities:
Ensure effective planning. Boards must actively participate in an overall strategic planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan’s goals.
Ensure adequate financial resources. One of the board’s foremost responsibilities is to assist in securing adequate on-going financial resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.
Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight. The board must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.
Enhance the organization’s public standing. The board should clearly articulate the organization’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community.
Build a competent board. All board members have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate their own performance.
Hire, support and evaluate the Chamber President. The board should ensure that the executive director has the moral and professional support he or she needs to further the goals of the organization.
Ensure legal and ethical integrity. The board is ultimately responsible for adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.
The Board of Directors shall be composed of not more than 20 members elected for a term, and in the manner, set forth below. In addition, people in the following capacity may be ex-officio members of the Board with voting rights unless otherwise indicated: – The President of the Chamber (voice but no vote) – The immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors, if that person is not otherwise a member (voice but no vote) – A representative of the City of North Canton, to be designated by the Board, and, A person representing an organization the Board of Directors feels should have input.
Each Member of the Board of Directors shall serve a term of three years. The Board shall make every effort to appoint five people each year to ensure a rotation of Board members. No Board member shall serve more than two consecutive terms. In the event that a vacancy occurs on the Board of Directors, the remaining Board members may designate an individual to fill the Member’s unexpired term. In that event the new member will be eligible to serve their own, two-term limited, time of service following the expiration of the replaced member’s term. All newly elected Board members shall be installed and seated at the first meeting of the Board of Directors of the calendar year.
If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors for the North Canton Chamber of Commerce, follow the steps listed below:
1 . Please be sure to review the By-Laws included in the guide on the link below.
2. Complete the nomination forms (Choose option A or B)
A. Print and scan this PDF form and email the forms and a copy of a recent resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
B. Complete the form digitally through this link and email a copy of a recent resume to: email@example.com
3. Please note that not all nominees will be invited to join the board. If you apply and are not selected, we encourage you to re-apply in the future.