The Melbourne Regional Chamber Board of Directors establishes or dismantles committees of chamber partners based on the board’s perceived needs coupled with the goals of the board. Committees focus on particular areas of chamber oversight.
Committees do not have authority in and of themselves. Their purpose is to research, brainstorm, monitor, debate, and present ideas and solutions to the board for consideration. A motion must pass at the committee level before its committee chair will carry the motion to the board for consideration. Once passed by the board, said motion becomes a chamber directive, event, policy, etc. which is then presented to the President / CEO to be executed by chamber staff.
- OPEN Committees: All Partners Welcome
- CLOSED Committees: Rules or Criteria to Participate
All Partners Welcome
BUSINESS ADVOCACY (BA) COMMITTEE
This is the chamber’s largest committee! Many partners argue that the BA Committee is the most important thing that the chamber does. The purpose for associating, and for the chamber, they would argue, is to defend business from governmental attack and encroachment. One unarguable fact is that the chamber was founded in 1925 for partners to band together for Business Advocacy.
Rules or Criteria to Participate
DEI Task Force
The Melbourne Regional Chamber’s DEI Task Force exists to be a facilitator and connector of the best resources for businesses to utilize when seeking to understand diversity, equity, and inclusion. The task force will work to educate and implement best practices on the Space Coast to enable businesses, residents, and visitors to feel respected, honored, acknowledged, and understood.
Focused on recruiting new partners, this committee reviews the monthly partnership reports and considers such difficult and important issues as dues amounts and partner types. The Partnership Committee also brainstorms, organizes, and runs partnership drives.
STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE
The Strategic Planning Committee dives deep into where the chamber has been; but, more importantly, where it is going. Each year, they review the goals, tasks and metrics of the past year then update the five-year Strategic Plan for board review, based on those successes or missteps.
Consisting of the chamber’s elected officers, this is the most elite and prestigious committee of the chamber. This committee may take action on behalf of the board when the board is not in session. The committee’s primary duty is to determine if issues are ‘ripe’ for board consideration as they prepare the board meeting agenda.
BOARD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
Board Governance Committee members are the keepers of the annual timeline, creators of policy, reviewers of bylaws, and nominators of new directors for the board. This nuts and bolts committee is the brain trust behind the chamber’s most important documents.