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Public Policy Council

Core Criteria

The SCWCC advocates for women in business and aims to maintain a strong relationship with elected officials, regardless of political affiliation.

The SCWCC considers public officials as our partners; we must be non-partisan and aim to avoid advocating for or endorsing individual candidates.

The SCWCC believes that what is good for Colorado businesses, including the growth of jobs and economic expansion within the local economy, is positive for the women leaders established and emerging within it.

The SCWCC will consider the best interests of its membership when determining public policy positions.

The SCWCC has particular interests relating to issues affecting its partners across the Front Range. The five guiding principles/pillars when considering a chamber position on an issue shall be its impact on:

> Business (impacts to employers, regulation requirements, etc.)
> Jobs (burdens vs opportunities for employers, job growth, key industries, etc.)
> Economy (broad competitive appeal of the Colorado marketplace)
> Business Climate (safety, crime, cost of living, health, education, etc.)
> Women (issues specific to women in business and the members of the SCWCC)

Issues that touch upon multiple core criteria shall have increased importance for our organization. The level of action recommended shall be in proportion to the number of criteria the issue touches upon.

Call for Nominations: DUE September 1, 2015 
SCWCC Board of Directors

The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (SCWCC) is looking for dedicated members who want to take on the exciting and challenging role of being a member of the SCWCC’s Board of Directors.

Established in 1993, SCWCC is fully dedicated to the fact that "Empowered and confident business women are vital for economic growth." The SCWCC utilizes a policy governance model, which includes strong bylaws and operating procedures, dynamic committee structures and staff-driven daily operations.

The main roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors are governance and policy making. The board also provides leadership and direction to its committees, volunteers and staff in order to carry out the goals and objectives of the organization. The Director’s term is three years. Board members can serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms. Expectations for Board members include:

• Take an active role in discussing and developing all new policies and procedures for all SCWCC matters, including SCWCC operating budget and spending plans
• Take an active role in reviewing and promoting major programs designed to serve the membership and committees.
• Attend no fewer than 9 of 12 monthly board meetings each year (required)
• Arrive to Board meetings prepared, having reviewed all reports and financial statements prior to each board meeting and having submitted suggestions for policy changes in advance
• Attend at least one SCWCC event per month – from among the monthly lunches, First Fridays, Sunset Meet and Greets, Salad Sessions, Orientations and other events as they are announced
• Serve on at least one Board committee as described in Policies and other ad hoc committees as they are created to meet specific organizational needs
• Attend one major community event per year as a representative of SCWCC
• If committee chair, recruit committee members from the Board as well as general membership and hold regular committee meetings (monthly is suggested)
• If Committee chair, prepare committee reports and distribute in advance of the board meetings
• Review SCWCC.com regularly for event updates, news, general activity briefing and member announcements
• Attend the annual retreat
• Attend the annual Accolades Business Leader of the Year Awards luncheon
• Support securing sponsors for all events, especially Accolades
The Board meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month from 8:30 am until 10:30 am.

APPLICATION PROCESS
All applicants are required to be members in good standing of the SCWCC. Email the completed application information by September 1, 2015 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure consideration for this year’s elections. Please use the Subject: SCWCC Board Candidate Application. Documents to be submitted:

A. A PDF or Microsoft Word document, not to exceed three pages that answers the following three questions:
1. Why do you want to serve on the SCWCC Board?
2. What skills and accomplishments do you have that prepare you to serve on the SCWCC Board?
3. What do you consider to be the most important organizational challenges and opportunities that the SCWCC faces and how can they be addressed?

B. A personal resume of not more than two pages (in Word or PDF) which lists:
1. Your personal contact information:
• Name • Address • E-mail address • Telephone
2. Education
3. Brief employment history
4. Any SCWCC roles, activities and accomplishments you’ve experienced

Submit these documents electronically no later than September 1, 2015 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure consideration for this year’s elections. Please use the Subject: SCWCC Board Candidate Application.

Questions or comments should be referred to any SCWCC Board member. Thank you for considering service to the Women's Chamber as a Director.

 

The SCWCC utilizes a policy governance model, which includes strong bylaws and operating procedures, dynamic committee structures and staff-driven daily operations. A number of staggered terms end each year, elections are held annually, and nominations are welcome at any time.

Board Members Office | Committee Chair
Candy Vandenberg President [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Kristin Lutwack President-Elect / Vice-Chair, Resource Development [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Terza Ekholm Secretary [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Mark Bittle At large
Donna Evans At large
Lisa Fistani Chair, Resource Development
Carrie Iverson Chair, Public Policy
Gina Kaiser Chair, Special Events
Jon Khoury Vice-Chair, Special Events
Cynthia Latney At large
Tamara Moore Chair, Programs
Paul Yankey Vice-Chair, Resource Development
  Follow linked names at left to individual LinkedIn profiles; search & locate member businesses on the SCWCC Directory
   

The SCWCC Board of Directors invites members in good standing to serve on any of the committees shown that may be of interest. Volunteer by contacting the designated Committee Chair at any time, and we thank you for your support!

Committee Descriptions
Programs Committee ... To evaluate, plan and execute high quality monthly programming.
Public Policy Council ... This committee ensures business interests are represented and supported. Provides the exchange of information and ideas concerning issues affecting the business community in regard to public policy issues.
Resource Development Committee... Increase chamber funding and resources through the following subcommittees: Sponsorships, Memberships and Renewing Members (Linkage).
Special Events Committee ... Plan, execute and increase participation for Accolades and evaluate additional special events.

The SCWCC utilizes a policy governance model, which includes strong bylaws and operating procedures, dynamic committee structures and staff-driven daily operations. A number of staggered terms end each year, elections are held annually, and nominations are welcome at any time.

Board Members Office | Committee Chair
Candy Vandenberg President [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Kristin Lutwack President-Elect / Vice-Chair, Resource Development [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Terza Ekholm Secretary [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Deb Lemke At Large
Lori Kapu At Large
Gina Kaiser Chair, Special Events
Cynthia Latney At large
Tamara Moore Chair, Programs
Paul Yankey Vice-Chair, Resource Development
  Follow linked names at left to individual LinkedIn profiles; search & locate member businesses on the SCWCC Directory
   

The SCWCC Board of Directors invites members in good standing to serve on any of the committees shown that may be of interest. Volunteer by contacting the designated Committee Chair at any time, and we thank you for your support!

Committee Descriptions
Programs Committee ... To evaluate, plan and execute high quality monthly programming.
Public Policy Council ... This committee ensures business interests are represented and supported. Provides the exchange of information and ideas concerning issues affecting the business community in regard to public policy issues.
Resource Development Committee... Increase chamber funding and resources through the following subcommittees: Sponsorships, Memberships and Renewing Members (Linkage).
Special Events Committee ... Plan, execute and increase participation for Accolades and evaluate additional special events.

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