Lamar Chamber of Commerce Seeking Board Members

Lamar Chamber of Commerce

LAMAR, COLORADO – The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is seeking business and community professionals, interested and willing to dedicate their time, energy, and expertise, to serve on the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  Candidates must be willing to serve a three year term, beginning January 1, 2014.  The Chamber Board of Directors annually considers applications and nominations in order to maintain a board composition of thirteen Directors to represent the Chamber membership.  Currently, they are looking for candidates to fill three (3) vacancies for the 2014 – 2017 term.  Applicants are considered based on individual accomplishments, contributions and dedication to the local community.

Chamber Directors are expected to attend monthly Board meetings from 7:00 to 8:00 am on the third Thursday of each month; be prepared to organize and participate in community events; and, make themselves available for special meetings throughout the year.  The Board of Directors is vested as the governing body of the Chamber of Commerce and will determine the objectives, policies and activities, as well as, ensuring the fiscal responsibility of the Chamber.  Candidates for the Board of Directors of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce should be ready to serve in a manner that is in the best interest of the Chamber, its membership and the community.

Chamber President, Denise Carder, states, “Every individual serving on the Board of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce is truly dedicated to serving our community.  Our directors plan, organize and promote community events to support, not only, local commerce but events that bring attention to southeastern Colorado.  Serving on the Board is an honor and I am so proud of the energy that these individuals bring to the table and add to the wealth of our community.”

Interested individuals are asked to submit a Letter of Interest to be reviewed and considered by the Chamber’s nominating Committee.  Applicants are also asked to submit a photo and a short biography for use in the media and in the event of an election by the Chamber Membership.  If more than three qualifying applications are received, applicants will be voted on by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Membership.  If necessary, election ballots will be distributed by November 14, 2013.  

Applicants must be a current member of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, in good standing, or an employee of a Business Member and must have been a Chamber Member for at least one year.  Letters of Interest, photos and bio must be received by 3:00 p.m. on November 12, 2013, at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce office, located at 109A East Beech Street, Lamar, CO  81052.  Questions can be directed to Bobbi Ketels at 719-336-4379.


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