The Nominating Committee invites member input and prepares and presents to the membership (at least ten days prior to the annual meeting) a list of candidates for the ten directors for the next three-year Class and a list of Officers for the year and makes recommendations to fill any Board vacancies. Nominations by members shall be made to the Committee and, if in writing and endorsed by five members, shall be placed on the ballot. The Committee has full charge of the election, arranges the ballot in alphabetical order, counts the ballots and announces the results. During 2006 the Board of Directors passed the following resolution relative to the Committee.
“The Somerville Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary business/employer association. Annually, the main representatives of member companies and organizations elect a class of ten Directors to serve for three years. The Board elects Officers to serve for one year. In fulfilling its duties relative to the annual election, the Nominating Committee should consider the: recruitment of certain talents, skills and commitments it deems necessary or desirable for the Board; representation of diverse industries, professions, and business districts across the city on the Board; and reflection of the people in the membership and the wider business community in the overall composition of the Board.”