Each year the Amherst Chamber of Commerce Nominating Committee reaches out to our membership to request nominations for consideration to serve on our Board of Directors. Our goal is to make sure that our Board truly represents all components of our membership. In addition to categorizing by industry, we strive to have geographic and gender diversity. We also give attention to the size of a business so that small and large firms are represented. Several individuals who requested consideration were not selected because we had reached our goals in a specific industry and we develop a single slate for our membership's approval. However, our by-laws allow any individual who was not selected to circulate a petition and secure the signature of 10 members in good standing and they would be added to the slate for a membership vote.
The Nominating Committee, Executive Committee and Board of Directors propose the following slate for your consideration to serve a three year term as a member of the Board:
Thomas Ulbrich - Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Timothy Vaeth - JT Vaeth, LLC
Mickey Zablonski - NOCO
Elizabeth Carey - Automobile Club of Central and Western New York
Daniel Gagliardo - Davolio
Incumbents who have been selected for a second term are:
Warren Todd Colville - Buffalo News
Sharon Lochocki - Key Bank
Bobby Mills - Daemen College
Patrick Schiske - West Herr Automotive
Carolyn Valenti - Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder and Weintraub
Michael Marong - Bank of America
Pursuant to our by-laws, If you agree with this slate you do not need to respond as it is a single slate. If you want to circulate a petition you must have it completed and returned to the Chamber within ten days - December 17, 2015.