Committee Information

Each Board Member shall serve on at least one committee each year. Committees are open to all Chamber members unless otherwise noted. Each committee shall have a Chairperson who shall be appointed by the President, subject to approval of the Board of Directors. Committee Chairpersons shall appoint a Secretary to take minutes at all Committee meetings and shall submit a written report to the Board within four weeks of each meeting. Committees shall report to and be subject to the Board of Directors. With the exception of the Executive Committee needing to take action between Board meetings, no committee may take action which may bind the Chamber to any contract, have a financial impact on the Chamber, or have any adverse effect upon the Chamber or its reputation in the community, absent discussion with and approval by the Board.

Executive Committee: This committee consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, immediate past President and legal counsel. The Executive Committee may exercise the powers of the Board when the Board is not in season, subject to a report to and ratification by the Board at is next succeeding meeting of any action taken. Additionally, committee members meet with local city county, state and federal legislative representative, and other Chamber representatives, to make recommendations regarding proposed legislation affecting business. Three (3) officers shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Budget & Finance Committee: This committee is open to all members of the Board of Directors. The purpose of the committee is to provide financial planning, financial reporting and the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies. The Budget and Finance Committee shall submit an annual budget to the Board for their approval at their regular meeting in July of each year.

Membership and Outreach Committee: This committee is open to all members of the Chamber. The purpose of the committee is to build membership, assist members with their grand openings/ribbon cuttings, assist in meeting the needs of the members, maintain the website and advertise.

Nomination Committee: This committee is comprised of the past President of the Chamber and open to all members of the Chamber who may be appointed by the current President and approved by the Board. The committee shall be responsible for the Board’s approval to fill any vacancy on the Board, for nominating a slate of at least one candidate for each of the positions available on the Board for the annual election of directors by the general membership, conducting the election of Directors at the June Membership Meeting and the election of Officers at the Board of Director’s meeting.

Community Affairs & Events Committee: This committee is open to all members and is responsible for coordinating membership meetings, promoting Chamber, City and community special events, coordinating mixers, planning and conducting one or more fundraisers each year (e.g. Lobster Fest) and other social events that provide our members with the opportunity to socialize and network. Committee members are also responsible for arranging volunteers to help at various Chamber and community events. There may be one or more subcommittees for different events.