APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2023 CASPER AREA CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE CHAMBER BY JANUARY 25, 2023.
Each year the Casper Area Chamber of Commerce governing Board of Directors typically has up to four (4) vacancies. According to the organization’s by-laws, a Nominating Committee accepts and or provides names of persons who have indicated an interest to serve on the Board. The Nominating Committee, through the Executive Director, notifies the membership of the number of board openings, presents the slate of nominees to the membership and then opens nominations from the membership. Nominations of interested parties from the general membership must be accompanied by the written signatures of support by five (5) voting members in good standing with the Chamber (dues paid in full to date).
Relationships of Board Members:
- To Chamber Policy: As a member of the Board of Directors, you are an individual acting in a governance capacity. You have the right to exert your influence with the Board for approval of actions and policies, but your authority does not go beyond your vote. You have no authority as an individual to commit the Chamber to any action or policy.
- To the Public: As a member of the Board of Directors, you are an official representative of the membership and an unofficial representative of the entire community. You should defend the Chamber against criticism and take steps to remedy conditions that cause justified criticism.
- To the Staff: As a member of the Board of Directors, your influence is that of an advisor only. The chief paid executive is responsible for hiring, firing, and management functions of all staff members.
- To Committee & Task Forces: As a member of the Board of Directors, you are responsible to keep informed about the activities of all committees, events, and ad hoc task forces as you may eventually be asked to study and act on their recommendations. You are responsible to see that all committees and task forces operate within established structure and guidelines.
- To the Board: As a member of the Board of Directors, you are a co-partner in the important work of the Board to improve the economic and civic life of the community through the Chamber. Board members are in a position of public trust and to ensure there are no conflicts of interest, real or perceived, must disassociate your personal interests from Chamber activities.
- To the Program of Work: As a member of the Board of Directors, you must understand the relationship between the Board and the Chamber’s plan of action to reach established goals and objectives. The Chamber’s plan charts a future course of action, furnishes measurements for performance and serves as a challenge to members and citizens to meet their responsibilities to the community through the Chamber.
- To the Budget: As a member of the Board of Directors, you recognize that the financial support of the Chamber comes from fundraising projects and annual investments made voluntarily by the businesses and individuals. The Chamber operates on a budget approved by the Board. It is the responsibility of the Chamber management team (the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and the Executive Director and management staff) to get maximum results from available funds and to operate within the approved budget.
Board of Directors:
- Composition: The Board of Directors consists of twelve (12) members that have been elected to three (3) year terms. Ideally, one-third of the board members rotates off the board or are re-elected to their position for another three-year term. After two consecutive terms, or a total of six (6) years of service on the Board, any director must sit out one full year before being elected to the Board.
- Time of Meetings: All regular board meetings are held at 4 PM, the 3rd Tuesday of each month, unless previously agreed upon.
- Time Commitment: The Board of Directors is a “working” board. As such, each board member is expected to fully participate in the functions, programs, and projects of the Casper Area Chamber of Commerce. Each board meeting is approximately one to one and half hour in length. Each board member is asked to participate as a member of one committee. The committees meet monthly for approximately one hour. Additional time may be asked to fulfill certain activities of the Board or committee that may result in one or two additional hours per month. Board members are expected to attend at least 50% of the different activities such as Business after Hours, Monthly Luncheons, Business to Business Expo and the Small Business Extravaganza. Each Board member is expected to attend the Annual Dinner and to volunteer at any major fund raising event when applicable. It is estimated that each board member will devote 20-30 hours of work each year as a Chamber Board Member.
- Attendance: Attendance at all board meetings and general membership meetings is strongly encouraged. If necessary, however, occasional absences may be approved. The Board Member is required to notify the Executive Director no later than the day before the Board meeting to request an excused absence. Three consecutive unexcused absences in a one fiscal year will constitute a vacancy on the Board and the Board shall fill that vacancy as per the By-laws.
- Financial Commitment: Board members are encouraged to support the Casper Chamber functions. The 2023-2026 projected fees for known events are as follows:
- Business After Hours Complimentary
- Annual Dinner $85.00 per member
- Member BBQ Free
- Monthly Luncheons $35.00 per member
- Company Table Sponsorships encouraged
- 350.00 per table of 8 and 500.00 Premiere Sponsorship
- Company Table Sponsorships encouraged
If you would like further information, please contact the Casper Area Chamber of Commerce at 307-234-5311 or via email at email@example.com.