Nominate a Candidate for the 2024 Board of Directors
The nomination process for the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce’s 2024 Board of Directors is now underway. The Governance and Nominating Committee has identified 3 vacancies and are now accepting nominations.
We strive to have a diverse and inclusive Board of Directors governing our organization, so each year the Board reviews the Chamber’s matrix of skills and experience and ensures the Board includes a balanced representation of small, medium, and large-sized businesses, and a diversity of sectors represented at the table.
As a Chamber Member, you are invited to submit a nomination for the Board vacancies to the Chamber offices; nominations will be accepted until March 19, 2024. Each submission requires that at least five (5) members in good standing support the nomination. After the closing date, all submissions will be verified and confirmed by the nominations committee within 7 business days, and all eligible candidates will be announced though our Newsline Newsletter and posted on our website nanaimochamber.bc.ca, including biographical information.
If an election is required, the Governance and Nominating Committee will hold an election at the AGM in April (date to be determined) from 10am to 11:30am. The ballot, containing biographical information on each candidate, will be provided, and candidates will be given a private place to vote, by a check mark, beside the candidate of their choosing. During the AGM Luncheon the ballots will be counted and confirmed by a third party. A sealed envelope will be delivered to the
- Nanaimo Chamber member in good standing,
- Business owner or senior representative of a business located in the Greater Nanaimo Region,
- High ethical standards and integrity,
- Nominated by five Chamber members in good standing.
Preferred Industry/Sector Experience (in alphabetical order)
Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in the preferred industry/sectors identified below:
- Engineering, Architect
- Small Business
- Volunteer involvement with the Nanaimo Chamber or another
- Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade, or business organization
Responsibilities of the Board
Together with other members of the Board, acting as a whole and speaking with one voice, the Board of Directors is responsible for the stewardship of the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce and oversight of the management of the organization. This Board is accountable to the membership and to those that provide funds for the operation of the organization. They are also responsible for determining the vision, mission, and strategic direction and for monitoring organizational performance of the CEO.
As a volunteer member of our Board of Directors, you would attend quarterly board meetings, an annual Board Planning Retreat and participate as a member on a standing Board Committee. There are also various hosted events that Board members are meant to engage and connect with our membership and business community.
Minimum Role Requirements
Every board member must demonstrate the following qualities:
- an interest in the Chamber’s goals,
- a willingness to expand knowledge of board responsibilities through orientation and ongoing education, and
- a willingness to represent the Chamber in the community.
Nominating a Candidate
Would you like to nominate a candidate for the Board of Directors? Or do you consider yourself to be a suitable candidate for the Board of Directors?
If you or someone you know is looking to be part of one of the most influential business organizations in Canada, I encourage you to print the 2024 Nomination Form and submit the completed nomination by email to info@Nanaimochamber.com or by standard mail:
Governance and Nominating Committee,
C/O Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce
2133 Bowen Rd,
Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 1H8