• Board Overview & Application

  • Overview of Board Participation Overview of Board Participation

    The Board of Directors is the policy-making body of the Chamber of Commerce, operating in accordance with the Chamber Bylaws. Its members represent the business and professional leadership of the community.

    The Board consists of fifteen to twenty-one members who serve three-year staggered terms (maximum two consecutive full terms) which officially begin on January 1 of each year.


    Board Member Qualifications

    • Willingness to spend the time and effort to fulfill responsibilities
    • Ability to work constructively with the staff, committees and other Board members
    • Background that provides sound judgment in problem-solving and policy-making
    • Demonstrated commitment to Chamber mission and values
    • Adds or maintains balance to the composition of the Board
    • Chamber member in good standing


    Board Member Responsibilities

    1. Represent the interests of the membership of the Chamber, as well as the community
    2. Be guided by the Chamber mission, values and operating principles
    3. Stay informed on all issues and uphold policies determined by the Board
    4. Review financial considerations and provide input to maintain fiscal well being of the Chamber
    5. Contact members on occasion for specific purposes
    6. Attend the following meetings:
    • Monthly Board meetings (3rd Wednesday at 7:30am). After three consecutive unexcused absences, the bylaws permit the board to remove the board member.
    • Read all minutes and reports prior to Board meetings
    • Annual Planning Conference (typically early November, Friday)
    • Annual Celebration of Leaders Dinner (March)
    • Annual Mixer (July)
    • Art & Wine Festival (weekend after Labor Day in September)
    1. Participate on committees:
    • Work with at least one Chamber committee related to your areas of interest
    • Serve on ad-hoc committees and task forces by appointment of the Chairman of the Board
    1. Participate at least once/year in:
    • Business Issues & Public Policy Committee meeting
    • Mixers (2nd Wednesday of each month, 5 –7 pm)
    1. Participate in at least one of the following annually:
    • Leadership Mountain View Program and/or Graduation
    • Legislative Day in Sacramento (April)
    • City Council meeting 
  • Interested in joining our Board?  Interested in joining our Board?

    After reading the Qualifications and Responsibilities above, please click on the link below to fill out an application and start the process. Thank you for your interest in supporting your Chamber.

    Board Application