leadership

Leadership

Board of Directors

Membership involvement and leadership drive the Chamber to growth and success. The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce is a for-members, by-members organization. Taking on a leadership role in the Chamber allows you to form relationships that may strengthen your business’s influence on the Ferndale area community. Your engagement amongst other like-minded business people gives you the opportunity to better educate yourself and work with others in the Ferndale area.

If you are interested in taking on a more involved role in the Chamber, the Board of Directors is a wonderful opportunity for serving the community. A leadership position through joining the Board of Directors gives you great responsibility and a very rewarding experience. To learn more about opportunities with the Board of Directors, please explore the information provided below and fill out an application.

Board Member application opens from August-September annually.

Why Board Members Serve
Board Member Guidelines and Expectations
Board Member Application

Committees

Joining a Chamber committee will enable you to make an impact on the Chamber and the Ferndale area community as a whole. The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce offers several committees tailored to different interests and skill-sets. Committees allow Chamber members a more proactive experience and are the best way to use the talent and knowledge of members to better the Chamber as a whole. If you are interested in joining a committee, please read the committee descriptions below and complete an application for submission.

Executive Committee
Comprised of members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, the Executive Committee is comprised of the Executive Director, Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Board regarding financial affairs, including setting the annual budget, and policies. It offers practical advice for future decisions in funding and managing expenses. The Finance Committee consists of the Executive Director, Chairperson, Treasurer, one other Board member, and two other Chamber members.

Events & Projects Committee
The Events & Projects Committee is responsible for providing visions and goals for yearly events and projects including, but not limited to the Rainbow Run, Artist in You, and Gala. The Committee will be involved in planning the events and projects, recruiting sponsors, and contributing creative ideas and solutions. Subcommittees include:

  • Rainbow Run – Annual 5k organized by the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce to promote acceptance and diversity.
  • Artist in You – Competition hosted by FAC and Ferndale Schools to recognize several young artists throughout the city.
  • Gala – Annual gala held every fall to honor businesses in the area.

Business Development Network
This group meets to build relationships and help participants develop personally and professionally. This network will allow chamber members to promote their business and share with others possible opportunities that may arise.

Public Policy Task Force
The Public Policy Task Force is the Chamber’s main resource for educating other members on emerging issues and topics of discussion in the Ferndale area. They play an important role in advising the Board on public policy issues to make decisions that will foster the development of the business community. Members of this committee act as representatives of the Chamber in front of any governmental or legislative bodies if the situation ever arises.

Women’s Leadership Council
Created and led by women, the Women’s Leadership Council is an integral part in the Chamber community. This committee offers women a chance to build professional relationships with other women in diverse industries and positions in their careers. This group works to enhance women’s leadership abilities and give them relationships and skills to take with them throughout their careers.

Governance Committee – Coming Soon!

Nominating Committee – Coming Soon!

To join a committee, review the Committee Expectations and Guidelines and complete the Committee Application.