The Capital Regional Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) is seeking nominees for the organization’s board of directors. Both self-nominations and nominations of your colleagues are welcomed. Upon receipt of a nomination, the Nominating Committee will review candidate qualifications.
To further our commitment to a diverse board that reflects the communities and members we serve, ideal candidates may have one or more of the following qualifications (but are not required to meet all):
- •Skills & Experience in one or more of the following areas:
- •Marketing & PR
- •Talent Acquisition
- •Risk Management
- •Be a resident of:
- •Cumberland County
- •Dauphin County
- •Perry County
- •Represent a business in one of the following industries:
- •Professional Services
- •Represent a business with one of more of the following demographics:
- •FTEs: Less than 10, 51-100, or 500+
- •Located in Cumberland, Dauphin or Perry Counties
- •Woman-Owned, Minority-Owned, Veteran-Owned and/or LGBTQ-Owned
Nominees may be self-nominated or nominated by a community member. All nominees must be an employee of a member of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber. Nominations will be accepted through December 8, 2021.
Capital Regional Economic Development Corporation: Member, Board of Directors
The mission of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC is to be a catalyst for policy change, job creation, and business growth in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties the enhances the quality of life in our region.
The Board will support the work of the CREDC and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the Chamber & CREDC’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Service on CREDC’s Board of Directors is without remuneration.
Specific board member responsibilities include:
- •Serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO as he develops and implements the strategic plan
- •Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by staff for evaluating impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
- •Approving audit reports and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
- •Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
- •Representing CREDC to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
- •Ensuring CREDC’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities we serve
CREDC board members will consider the Chamber & CREDC a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that the Chamber & CREDC can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, the Chamber & CREDC expects to have 100 percent of board members and their employers to make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.
CREDC board members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board members are expected to attend a minimum of 70% of meetings and participate in the organization’s events throughout the year.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the Chamber & CREDC’s mission and who has a track record of community leadership. Selected board members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. The individual’s accomplishments will allow them to attract other well-qualified, high-performing board members.
BOARD MEMBER EXPECTATIONS
Boar members must believe in the Chamber & CREDC’s mission and have a sincere desire to contribute to BOLD LEADERSHIP, be a VISIONARY MEMBER and help produce POWERFUL RESULTS.
In addition to paying membership dues and fulfilling a charitable CREDC pledge, Board Members must agree to participate in the activities listed below.
- •Attend a minimum of 70% of Board meetings annually (7 of 10)
- •Attend the annual Board Planning Retreat
- •Volunteer to serve on at least one committee (or appoint a representative from your staff)
- •Attend at least three Chamber networking events a year
- •Attend a minimum of four premier Chamber events annually
- •Actively participate in the recruitment of at least two new members
- •Actively participate in the retention of existing members where relationships exist
- •Promote and encourage your staff/colleagues to participate in Chamber activities
- •Actively refer clients to CREDC for financing
- •Purchase at least one sponsorship or marketing opportunity
Nominees may be self-nominated or nominated by a Chamber member. Nominations will be accepted through December 8, 2021.