Mandate:

  • To monitor, examine, develop and recommend to the Chamber Board position statements on selected municipal and/or provincial issues affecting our local business community.

Membership:

  • Director volunteers accepted at this time; subject to committee recommendation and planning review.

Expectations:

  • Monitor the public policy forum/environment to determine impact on the local business economy.
  • Formulate positions and strategies for action for approval by the Board. Implement and monitor effectiveness of Board approved activity.
  • Working with the Business Development committee address concerns and propose solutions to removing business barriers. Seek board approval; implement strategies; monitor effectiveness.
  • Be the communication conduit between business and public policy officials.
  • Promote pro-business legislation to local officials.
  • Promote committee's availability to business and public officials for consultation purposes.
  • Ensure Committee actions are consistent with the Chamber's mission and guiding principles.

 

  • Ensure Committee prioritizes their actions towards achieving the goals identified in the current Action Yorkton plan.
  • To monitor and evaluate committee effectiveness to ensure the Chamber grows in profile and membership.

Accountability:

  • The committee's work is driven by its mandate and directed by the priorities detailed in the Chamber's current Action Yorkton plan. The committee will recommend and seek overall Board approval prior to implementation of any Committee designed strategies.
  • Issues which are out of local scope will be referred to the Provincial or National Chamber for action.
  • The committee, annually, will develop a committee plan to ensure work can be tracked, benchmarked and reported on.

Reporting:

  • Committee activity and effectiveness benchmarks will be documented and provided in report form one week before the scheduled monthly Board meeting. The report will be circulated with the Director Meeting Package and subject to questions at the upcoming Board meeting.
  • The lead spokesperson for the Chamber is the President of the Board. The President or a designate of the President will do all formal Chamber communications to the Media or Public.

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