Solicitation For Board Candidates 2023-2024
The Mid-America Chamber of Commerce is soliciting candidates for the upcoming Board-of-Directors election. The terms are three years and begin on September first.
Applications are open to any member in good standing. To be considered applications must be received by April 19th, 2023.
As our queer community faces challenges, our board must expand its technical knowledge base to best serve our diverse membership population. This year, the Nominations Committee is tasked with seeking board members who bring an array of knowledge to serve the community as we face these challenges.
While all are encouraged to apply, candidates with experience in legal, marketing, fundraising, and finance knowledge are preferred. We believe individuals with expertise in these areas can consult and advise the board on best practices to enhance our ability to serve, coach, train, and provide awareness and education to our membership.
The Chamber’s Mission
The Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce mission is to advocate, promote, and facilitate the success of the LGBTQ+ business community. The Chamber's purpose is to create, identify and enhance business opportunities for LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ friendly organizations, thereby fostering a more equitable, inclusive, and vibrant economy in Kansas City and the Mid-America region.
We invite talented individuals, passionate about the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce and our work to help us advance our mission and purpose. In addition to a diverse mix of skills, experience and perspectives, the Chamber seeks board members with the following attributes. They….
are compelled by the chamber’s mission
are big thinkers that inspire others to think big
have an inner intensity and drive to make the chamber excel
are modest, humble, and self-effacing
lead by example
see the challenges coming
are forthright enough to address the challenges head-on
are resilient in the face of uncomfortable and hard barriers between the chamber and greatness
are engaged enough – and confident enough — to passionately debate in a respectful manner