Board and Officers

  1. The Chamber shall be governed by the Board, duly elected by its members. Subject to the authority of the Chamber, the Board shall manage and govern the affairs of the Chamber in accordance with this Constitution and Bylaws, and any resolutions or directions passed at any general meeting of the Chamber.
  2. The Board shall consist of sixteen (16) elected members. Members may be appointed by the Board from time to time to fill the remainder of any term when a vacancy occurs.
  3. Directors shall be elected for a term of two years, with eight (8) directors retiring each year.
  4. All retiring officers and directors shall be eligible for re-election.
  5. The Past President shall be a member of the Board until succeeded by the next Past President.
  6. Any member who holds a position of Director of the provincial or national Chamber of Commerce shall, ex-officio, be a non-voting member of the Board.
  7. The Executive Director shall, ex-officio, be a non-voting member of the Board.

Authority of the Board

  1. The Board shall have the general power of administration, including the power to employ staff to ensure the efficient operation of the Chamber.
  2. The Board shall have such powers as are assigned to it by any Bylaw of the Chamber, provided however that such powers are not inconsistent with the provisions of any applicable law.
  3. The Board may make or authorize petitions or representations to the Government or the Parliament of Canada, the Government or the Legislature of the Province, the Council of the Municipality, or others as it may determine, or as it may be instructed by vote of a majority of members present at any general meeting.
  4. The Board shall frame such Bylaws, rules and regulations as effectively promote the interests of the Chamber.
  5. The Board, or at its request the President, may appoint committees or designate members of the Board or of the Chamber or others, to examine, consider and report upon any matter or take such action as the Board may request.
  6. Officers and Directors of the Chamber shall receive no remuneration for services rendered, but the Board may grant any of these said persons reasonable compensation for expenses incurred on behalf of the interests of the Chamber.
  7. The Board shall ensure that the Chamber operates in a transparent manner. Members in good standing may review Board minutes at the offices of the Chamber. Audited financial statements will be available to the membership on request immediately following the Annual Meeting.
  8. The Chamber, at the discretion of the Board, shall have the power to affiliate with any other organization when that is deemed in the best interest of the Chamber.

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