Chamber of Commerce seeks Board of Directors nominations 

The Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations of candidates for election to its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is composed of 16 members. Four will be elected to serve for three years. The governing and policy making responsibilities of the Chamber are vested in the Board of Directors. Self-nominations are encouraged. 

Judy Copeland, Chamber president, said board members are essential in helping the Chamber cultivate a healthy business environment by bringing new vitality and ideas that promote our members and business community. 

Board members are important because they individually represent the industry in which they work,” Copeland said. “They bring expertise to the Board that aids in making decisions that are crucial to our community and business environment.” 

Nominees must be an active member of the Chamber in good standing, willing to accept the responsibility of a directorship, and must have successfully completed one of the following: Leadership Lincoln, one year of active participation in the Ambassador Program or two years of active volunteerism in Chamber activities. 

Duties and responsibilities include approving the Chamber’s annual budget, approving Chamber policies, providing the personal leadership, enthusiasm, and support necessary to help coordinate and build an effective organization; attending 10 Board of Directors meetings annually; projecting a professional and positive image when representing the Chamber; ensuring the Chamber Program of Work is consistent with the mission statement and interest of the members; and attending and volunteering at as many Chamber events as possible. 

In October, the Nominating Committee will present a slate of four candidates to serve three-year terms to replace the directors whose regular terms are expiring.  Members will be notified of the names of those nominated. After the election by the membership, all newly-elected and appointed Board members will begin serving effective January 1, 2022. 

To apply, send the nomination name, company, title or position, email or phone number, and community involvement to Ivana Flowers at or by fax at 318-255-3481. The nomination deadline is Sept. 30. 

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