Calling Wichita’s Young Leaders

Aug 02 · Alejo Cabral

W is the largest young professional organization in Kansas and has been affecting change in our community for 14 years. Our organization’s success would not be possible without the talented leaders who pour themselves into our mission. We are calling for Wichita’s young leaders to nominate themselves or their peers to help lead W through our Board of Trustees.

The W Board of Trustees is the decision making body for W,
responsible for providing direction and strategic focus for the organization.
The Board of Trustees is ultimately accountable to the Chamber Board of
Directors.

W works hard to balance continuity of service with the infusion of new leaders and ideas. The Board is made up of 9 W members, 2 community advisers (ex-officio), and the W Executive Director. We invite all members of the W community to put forward names of individuals who should be considered for these important leadership positions.

Thank you for your interest in nominating a leader in the W community for our Board of Trustees. Nominations close at 11:45 p.m. on Friday, August 16. Below you will find descriptions and expectations for our Board of Trustees. Please review this prior to nominating yourself or someone else.

Nominate someone today.

Board of Trustees Expectations

W’s Board meets every second Monday of every month, beginning
January 13. Meetings are held at The Chamber (350 W Douglas Ave) from 5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.

As the highest leadership body of the organization, the Board is responsible for the following:

Each individual trustee is expected to:

W Board of Trustees Individual Role Descriptions

CHAIR-ELECT (1 POSITION)

The Chair-Elect serves for a period of one year and will become the Chair of the W Board of Trustees the following year, unless they elect not to serve as Chair or are not fulfilling their duties as Chair-Elect. This is a voting position on the Board.

To be eligible, the Chair-Elect must:

The Chair-Elect is expected to:

INVESTOR REPRESENTATIVE (1 POSITION)

The Investor Representative serves for a period of two years and is a voting position on the Board.

To be eligible, the Investor Representative must:

The Investor Representative is expected to:

MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE (1 POSITION)

The Member Representative serves for a period of two years and is
a voting position on the Board.

To be eligible, the Member Representative must:

The Member Representative is expected to:

MEMBERS AT LARGE (1 POSITION)

The Trustee Members at Large serve for a period of two years and
are voting positions on the Board.

To be eligible, the Members at Large must:

The Members at Large are expected to:

COMMUNITY ADVISORS (1 POSITION)

The Community Advisors serve for a period of two years and are
non-voting positions on the Board.

To be eligible, the Community Advisors must:

The Community Advisors are expected to:

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