Saturday, July 13, 2024

Nominations Now Open for 2025 Greater Shreveport Chamber Board of Directors

by BIZ Magazine

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for its 2025 Board of Directors. The nomination deadline is set for July 31st, offering a unique opportunity for committed Chamber members to lead and shape the future of the organization.

The Chamber’s Board of Directors is the governing body responsible for policy-making and strategic direction. The board is composed of approximately twenty-six members, with six new members elected annually to serve three-year terms.

Desired Attributes for Nominees

The Chamber is looking for individuals who embody the following qualities:

  • Ability to Commit: Dedication to the responsibilities and time commitments of the role.
  • Passion for the Chamber Mission: A strong belief in and enthusiasm for the Chamber’s goals and activities.
  • Impeccable Character: Integrity and ethical conduct in all actions.
  • Thoughtful and Open-Minded: Willingness to consider diverse perspectives and new ideas.
  • Collegial and Pragmatic: Ability to work well with others and approach problems practically.

Eligibility and Expectations

Nominees must be active members of the Greater Shreveport Chamber in good standing and willing to accept the responsibilities of a directorship.

Board members are expected to:

  • Approve an Annual Budget: Oversee the financial planning and policy authorization for the Chamber.
  • Provide Leadership: Offer personal leadership, enthusiasm, and support to help build an effective organization.
  • Attend Meetings and Events: Maintain a minimum attendance of 75% at monthly board meetings and participate in Chamber events.
  • Grow Membership: Aid in expanding and retaining the Chamber’s membership base and support fundraising initiatives.
  • Represent the Chamber Professionally: Project a positive and professional image while representing the Chamber.
  • Ensure Mission Consistency: Verify that Chamber programs, projects, and activities align with the mission statement and member interests.

How to Nominate

Nominations are due by July 31st. Members can submit their nominations or direct any questions to Ellie Ward at [email protected]. It is important to note that multiple nominations for the same individual do not increase the likelihood of selection.

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