Board Committees

Join Our Chamber Committees: A Call to Leadership and Impact

Your participation in these committees not only benefits our Chamber but also offers you an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. If you're ready to lead, influence, and grow with us, express your interest or nominate a fellow member today!

For more information or to join a committee, please contact Jolleen Dick - Chief Executive Officer - jolleen[at]albernichamber[dot]ca

Awards Committee

  • Tasked with the annual Community Excellence Awards event.
  • The Committee meets at least monthly starting in October every year.
  • The committee itself is tasked with sourcing out nominations either through their own local observations or through business connections they may have.
  • We are always looking for more people to be part of this committee.

Governance Committee: Shaping Our Future

Be a Part of the Backbone of Our Chamber! The Governance Committee is the cornerstone of our Chamber, ensuring we stay true to our mission and values. As a member of this committee, you'll play a pivotal role in guiding our strategic direction, shaping policies, and maintaining our ethical standards. Our Strategic Goal - Sustainable Organization sums it all up:

Strategic Goal #5 - Sustainable Organization: achieve operational excellence and organization sustainability through ensuring, financial stability, a diverse and professional workforce, effective internal processes/systems and optimal infrastructure.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Influence important organizational decisions.
  • Review and suggest changes to bylaws and policies.
  • Oversee board nominations and governance structures.

Why You Should Join:

  • Enhance your leadership and strategic thinking skills. Be at the forefront of decision-making processes. Contribute to the integrity and effectiveness of our Chamber.

Membership Committee: Enhancing Member Experiences

Drive Growth and Engagement Within Our Chamber! In alignment with Strategic Goal #2 - Service Delivery we are aiming to deliver a membership program that demonstrates value and meets the needs and expectations of the business community.

The Membership Committee is all about creating value for our members. Your creativity and passion for engagement will directly contribute to growing our membership base and enhancing the overall member experience.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategies for member retention and recruitment.
  • Conduct member surveys and feedback loops.
  • Review existing membership materials (welcome package, benefits, etc) to ensure relevancy.

Why You Should Join:

  • Foster a strong, supportive business community and help define our member value proposition. Directly impact the satisfaction and engagement of our members.

Policy & Advocacy Committee: Your Voice in Policy

In alignment with the Chamber's Strategic Goal #1 - Business Support, The Policy & Advocacy Committee is where policies meet practice. Engage with policymakers, shape advocacy strategies, and represent the interests of our business community in the governmental arena.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Increase awareness on public policy and potential impacts to members and the business community
  • Identify and prioritize advocacy issues that address business needs and concerns
  • Develop a plan for addressing issues with the appropriate levels of government.

Why You Should Join:

  • Gain unique insights into public policy processes.Expand your professional network and influence.Make a tangible impact on issues affecting our business community.

The Chamber of Commerce also has representation on several other local organizations including:

  1. Alberni Valley Tourism Association: Jolleen Dick
  2. City of Port Alberni - Heritage Commission - Jolleen Dick
  3. ACRD Transportation Advisory Committee - Jolleen Dick
  4. Port Alberni Community Action Team - Jolleen Dick
  5. Alberni Valley Learning Council - Jolleen Dick