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2023 Board of Directors Nomination Information

Board Nominations
Under GNCC’s by-laws, the Nominating Committee is responsible and required to recommend the best qualified candidates who can fill any vacancies with the Board of Directors.

If you are qualified in a certain area that can benefit GNCC, we encourage you to join the Board of Directors. Any Member of GNCC who is interested (and who meets the criteria) may apply. Joining the Board of Directors is a great way to make a difference in your community.

Each year, the Board assesses the strengths of the current Board and provides direction to the Nominating Committee as to which areas of expertise should be priorities for the upcoming election. Specific areas of expertise for the 2022 nominations include skills and expertise in: Agri-business; Transportation/Warehousing/Logistics; Manufacturing; Medium to Large Organization; Policy Advocacy Experience; or Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Diversity & Inclusiveness
GNCC recognizes and embraces the benefits of diversity in Board members. A truly diverse Board will include and make good use of differences in the skills, regional and industry experience, background, race, gender and other attributes of Directors. These differences will be taken into account in determining the optimum composition of the Board. Board members who are recommended for election will be based on those best qualified while taking into account broad diversity required to represent our membership of today and tomorrow.

Timeline

January 04, 2023:

Application for nomination for the 2023 elections accepted

February 09, 2023:

Deadline for all eligible applications

February 13–17, 2023:

Candidates who meet eligibility requirements are interviewed and evaluated on experience, expertise and qualifications by the Nominating Committee. The Committee will make recommendations of the best qualified candidates to the Board

March 06, 2023:

In case an election is required, ballots to be provided to GNCC members

March 21, 2023:

Voting deadline

March 23, 2023:

Voting results to be given to Nominating Committee

April 2023 (TBD):

The successful candidates are announced at the annual general meeting

If you would like to obtain more information, please contact Mishka Balsom at mishka@gncc.ca

Responsibilities & Expectations:

The Board of Directors is the governing and oversight body of the GNCC. Its members represent a broad cross section of the business and professional leadership in the Niagara region.

As Directors and Officers, the proper performance of responsibility is vital to the overall effectiveness of the GNCC. The following outlines expectations and responsibilities of Board members.

  1. Attend monthly meetings of the Board and to dedicate time to reviewing prepared Board documents prior to meetings (10 meetings a year). In addition, Board members commit to participating on one committee.
  2. Ability to work constructively with Board members, committee leaders, and members of the GNCC. When necessary, they publicly represent the organization.
  3. Contribute business experience that enables sound judgement in considering the proposals coming before the Board as related to governance and policy development.
  4. Courage and ability to have an objective opinion and willingness to engage in constructive debate.
  5. A belief in building a stronger region through collaboration, leadership and consensus.

As directors and officers, the proper performance of your responsibility is vital to the sound and efficient operations of the GNCC.

CONSENT TO NOMINATION FOR DIRECTOR OF THE CHAMBER

Nominee

the undersigned, hereby consent to my nomination for election to the office of Director of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce and am a member in good standing of the Greater Niagara Chamber. Please include a brief bio below.

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APPROVAL BY MEMBERS TO NOMINATION


Bio may also be emailed to stephanie@gncc.ca. If emailing bio, please indicate that in the above box.

This CAPTCHA serves as your signature for your nomination submission.

Please return no later than noon, February 09, 2023


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