Nomination process for new Chamber Board members now open

By: Editorial Staff Posted: 03/18/2019

Trustees advise, govern, promote and oversee policy and the overall direction of the Chamber

Do you know someone who would be a good addition to our Board of Trustees? Please submit your suggestion(s) for the Nominations and Governance Committee to consider. 

Trustees advise, govern, promote and oversee policy and the overall direction of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. In addition, they assist with the leadership and general promotion of the Chamber in support of the organization’s mission and needs.

Trustees meet six times a year and are asked to attend at least two major events. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide organizational leadership and civic advice
  • Formulate and provide oversight of policies and procedures
  • Adopt and oversee the annual budget
  • Communicate about the Chamber's mission and its programs to the community and your constituencies, including recruiting new members 
  • When possible, financially support the Chamber by hosting a board meeting, sponsoring and attending events, providing in-kind support or taking a leadership role with the Board or a Board committee
  • Review advance materials prior to meetings, come well-informed and prepared to share knowledge with Board colleagues, ask discerning questions, and discuss possible consequences of Board actions

Excellent Seattle Metro Chamber Board Trustees:

  • Are strong advocates for the Chamber in their broader communities.
  • Are civically engaged and care about improving our regional business climate.
  • Have a constituency with which they have credibility and influence.
  • Have some level of financial decision-making power within their organization.
  • Are eager to participate in Chamber initiatives and willing to provide strategic advice to Chamber staff.
  • Reflect the community the Chamber serves and have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Actively engage in the Chamber’s work, including events and programming, membership recruitment, and policy efforts.
  • Have a sense of personal responsibility and accountability for making things happen.
  • Possess and articulate a strategic vision for the future.
  • Demonstrate respect for different perspectives, viewpoints, and ask questions for understanding.

The process:

The Board welcomes new members annually at the start of the fiscal year in September. All nominees go through a selection and voting process by the Nominations & Governance Committee. 

Board members must be employees of a member company in good standing. Please submit your suggestion(s)