NACC Board Commitment
Adopted October 27, 2004

  Why would someone choose to serve on the NACC Board?
Community service
Influence direction of the Town
Financial stake in town - Chamber as mechanism to improve town
Be part of the solution in making improvements
Voice for the Business Community
Community Recognition
Employer directs staff to participate
Addition to resume

Qualities of a Board Member
Understand the Mission Statement and programs of the Chamber
Not bring a personal agenda
Team Player
Willing to work - not just advise
Email Contact Preferred
Leaders, not Followers
Positive, enthusiastic representative
Maintain confidentiality
Maintain professional demeanor

Board Responsibilities
Attend at least 10 of 12 monthly Board meetings per year
Attend Board retreats
Prepare for meetings by studying packets distributed in advance
Attend at least 6 of 12 Member meetings
Attend at least 3 of 24 Town Board meetings
Fundraising - as skills and interest allow
Support activities of Chamber with Volunteer time
Monthly contact with assigned group of members (typical list of 10-15)
Recruit New Members through informal positive representation and invitation
Chair at least one committee per year
Serve on at least one committee per year other than the one you Chair
Find Volunteers for the committee you chair and the event of that committee
Coordinate with other organizations for successful events
Be available to attend and help with most events
Oversee staff operations at monthly board meetings
Willingness to know and understand HR laws as employer
Represent Board to community, not with individual voice but as approved by group
Current Chamber Member, with dues paid

Time Commitment
Time commitment varies according to committee and event participation
Minimum expectation is five hours per month to prepare and attend meetings

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