According to Bill Malone, President of the Park City Chamber Bureau, there are five open seats on the Board of Directors. He and the board are looking for an eclectic group of business people in the county to fill those chairs.
The board consists of 23 elected members – who are responsible for setting policies and budgeting financial affairs for the organization. During their three-year terms on the board, members attend monthly meeting taking place on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
According to Malone, in order to qualify, candidates must be associated with a company that is a full member of the Chamber Bureau in good standing. If an applicant is a prior board member, a one-year waiting period is required until eligible for another term.
“We have had the history of attracting great local business people to donate their time in the past,” said Malone. “We all share the same passion for Park City and look forward to this year's candidates.”
In order to promote Park City and Summit County as a world-class destination for tourists and travelers of all kinds, the board coordinates domestic and international marketing efforts that work with members, said Malone.
The application deadline is April 17. Depending on the number of applications received, Malone noted the board will narrow the candidate list to 10.
“We look at all of the applicants and if the numbers are high the board narrows the field,” Malone said. “We're not trying to filter people out, but get a more diverse board. We're trying to represent the entire community, so different business people from different ventures is a must.”
Ballots will be sent out on June 4 to all of the more than 1,100 Chamber/ Bureau members. The five candidates receiving the most votes will take their seats on the board in July.
“The Park City Chamber Bureau mission is to promote the Park City and Summit County area as a historic mountain resort destination with an ongoing Olympic legacy, and enhance the resort experience, and be an advocate for a vibrant, healthy economy,” said Malone.