The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce and consists of 13 members who serve a 2 year term. A term on the Board of Directors begins at the Annual General Meeting held each fall, and runs through to the following Annual
The Executive Committee includes the President, Vice-President, Treasurer/Secretary and two other members of the Board of Directors.
The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are business advocates from diverse backgrounds and who have a passion for business.
Interested individuals should be:
* Community minded with an interest in local businesses
* Possess leadership qualities and are unbiased
* Have an entrepreneurial spirit
* Have previous experience with a board (an asset but not mandatory)
* Can commit to a minimum of one meeting a month
* Can commit to a minimum of a two year term
* Are creative thinkers with fresh ideas
(Interested applicants must be a Chamber Member who is in good standing)
Volunteers who are interested in contributing to the Board of Directors, should contact the Chamber of Commerce for more details.
Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 670,
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Tel: 705-457-4700 Fax: 705-457-4702
What make a Successful Board:
The Board has a unity of purpose
The Board has a clear policy manual to help deal with Board matters
The Board moves smoothly towards agreed upon goals
All Board members attend meetings with an open mind, have no preconceived personal agendas and are willing to hear new ideas.
Board members agree to disagree with no lingering feelings. There is a sense of “team” built upon fairness, trust, respect and understanding
Members understand their role and responsibility
A positive relationship exists within the Board and external to the Board.
All Board members feel they have a say in the direction of the program that reflects the specific community goals.
The Board Stays within its governance and does not stray into areas that should be the responsibility of operational people; and
There is a sense of learning, of contribution, of self worth and of accomplishment.