How to Become a CEDC Board Member

CEDC Board members are important and vital for the organization. Their role is in governing and guiding our organization for the benefit of the Chippewa Valley. Board membership requires a commitment to actively participate in all organizational functions, including attending and fully participating in CEDC Board meetings and events. Prospective Board nominees must acknowledge this responsibility and commit to it in order for the application to be accepted by the Nomination Committee.

Board members make up the CEDC Nomination Committee and typically seek nominations for open Board positions. If you are willing to make the necessary commitment and interested in serving on the Board, please see the below information. Self-nominations are accepted.

Board Nomination Process

Candidate confirms they are eligible to apply (see below).
Complete Nomination Application when open seats are available. CEDC will promote these opportunities to the membership if there are openings.
Interview with Nominations Committee.
Finalists meet the CEDC Board of Directors.
CEDC Board votes on candidates.

Board Eligibility

Candidate requirements as stated in the By Laws are as follows:

  1. CEDC investment in good standing.
  2. Person shall be an accomplished leader with high integrity and professionalism.
  3. Nominee shall be dedicated to active participation in the advancement of the area’s economy.
  4. Individual shall be willing to commit the time needed to fulfill the duties of a Board member. This shall include the roles and responsibilities set forth in the Board of Directors handbook.

Board Member Nomination Application

Before submitting your Board Nomination Application, please confirm that you are willing to make the commitment, eligible to serve, and have been notified by CEDC staff that there are open seats. If you have questions regarding any of these items, please contact CEDC at (715) 723 7150.

The application may be downloaded: Board Application

Please contact Charlie Walker ( if you have any questions.

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