Board of Directors

Candace McDaniel, President
Braden Wilson, Vice President
Ron Beckner, Treasurer
Elizabeth Maestas, Member At Large
Tracy Ballard, Member At Large
Kelly Smith, Past President

Custer County Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors Policy

Board Members are a select group of the Custer County Chamber of Commerce members.  They care enough to donate their time to “make a difference” in the business community, preserve our lifestyle and “the sense of community”.  It requires expertise, a pro-active mindset, and time commitments in a volunteer position, which often, has little recognition for hard work.

BOD Qualifications:

  • Letter of intent submitted by potential BOD members, listing qualifications, reason for desire to serve and any pertinent information
  • Chamber Member in good standing
  • Board members must have business ownership or management background with decision-making experience   -OR-
  • Have strong background in two of the following: marketing, human resources, economics, public affairs, finance
  • Be a pro-active decision maker
  • Understand the time commitments of a “working board”
  • Prefer board experience or relevant community work

BOD Obligations:

  • Cannot miss more than three board meetings in a one-year period
  • Attend at least six monthly member meetings and/or Chamber mixers per year to connect with membership
  • Attend Board Meetings prepared, having read all pertinent documents emailed no less than 24 hours in advance
  • Respond within 4 days to the Weekly Update email from the Director with any required opinions or answers
  • All Board decisions will be by the majority vote – no one Board Member has the authority to make decisions on behalf of the entire Board
  • In case of emergencies, at least two Board members may confer to make a decision on behalf of the Board in regards to day to day activities of the CCMCC
  • Respect and adhere to the Conflict of Interest
  • Develop operational, financial and marketing plans which address the needs of a diverse membership in a struggling economic environment

Committee Work:

  • Must be willing to actively Co-chair a working committee
  • Coordinate with the Director in obtaining monthly Committee Reports when the committee is active
  • Submit input for Event/Committee guidebook revisions as needed

Public Relations:

  • Professional, courteous interaction in all forms of communications with staff, BOD, Chamber members and Community
  • Ambassador to members, and all components of the business and residential community
  • Attempt to attend social functions such as the Christmas Party, Annual Banquet, etc.