Whistler Chamber reduces board size 

Number of elected officials on Chamber board to decrease from 16 to nine by 2013

In a modernization effort, the Whistler Chamber of Commerce has decided to drop the size of its elected officials on the board of directors from 16 to 9 by 2013.

The appointee positions will remain unchanged at up to five people.

According to a news release from the Chamber office, the smaller board will more effectively serve the members of the organization.

Nominations are being sought now to fill four vacant seats on the Chamber's board of directors. Nominations close Oct. 31.

This process will include an interview with a nominations' committee. Skills and expertise will be reviewed and the committee members will explore each candidate's reasons for running. The interview will also be an opportunity for the nominee to learn more about the Chamber.

In addition to the vacant elected seats the Chamber board has one vacant appointed seat out of five on the board.

A skills matrix was recently developed to capture the expertise and specialties of the current board members and to identify gaps.

A set of 12 criteria was created for candidates interested in filling the current board vacancies.

For more information contact WCC board chair Kendra Mazzei at Kendra@burntstew.bc.ca.



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