BOARD OF DIRECTORS INFORMATIONThe Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce, hereafter referred to as TACC, is a local association promoting business, growing community, improving the economy and enhancing the quality of life in the Tahlequah area. The TACC board is comprised of 16 elected directors, 3 affiliate directors and 3 nonvoting associate directors. In addition to the board of directors we employ an executive director, tourism staff and support staff. Five of the director seats comprise the Executive Committee: President, President Elect, Past President, Treasurer and Secretary. The board of directors meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 am to 9:00 am in the TACC board room located at 123 W Delaware.
DIRECTOR ELECTION PROCESSDirector candidates must be TACC members in good standing and are required to complete an application and go through an interview process with the TACC Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee completes a candidate slate, which is submitted to the entire TACC membership for input and additions. The finalized slate is submitted to the board for election with the candidates receiving the most votes winning the open seats. A meet and greet will be organized between the candidates on the final slate and the board of directors.
DIRECTOR TERMSTerms for each elected director run for a period of three years. Directors who have completed a three-year term shall be eligible for reelection to a second three-year term, but must wait one year before seeking re-election to a third full term. Board terms begin July 1.
Serve as TACC ambassadors by inviting colleagues to events, introducing the organization to potential members and promoting the organization through their connections and channels.
Provide fiscal oversight, management and governance of TACC, including establishing policies and procedures.
Attend mandatory annual board training to ensure complete understanding of their role and all applicable bylaws, policies, organizational requirements and laws.
Attend regular and special board meetings, voice your opinion openly and accept the majority’s decision. Directors absent from three consecutive meetings shall be automatically dropped from the board position unless due to illness or approved by a majority vote of the board.
Attend TACC events and support those events as needed, including fundraising, event setup and/or cleanup, guest welcome, membership engagement and networking facilitation.
Financially support TACC through advertising, sponsorships, hosting events and donations such as auction items.
Participate actively on TACC committees in furthering TACC’s mission and eventually serve as committee chair or board officer.
CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Todd Mutzig, Meigs JewelryPast President Glenn Elliott, Wash BarnTreasurer Angie Taylor, Save-A-Lot FoodsSecretary Jodeen Worth, Business OwnerDr. Steve Turner, Northeastern State UniversityMike Crawley, Arvest Bank Kin Thompson, Convention and Visitors’ BureauRussell Sain, Century 21 Wright Real EstateAngela Tinsley, Property Solutions Real EstateAnna Knight, Cherokee NationDr. Isabel Baker, Individual MemberJim Berry, Northeastern Health SystemsJoAnn Bradley, Individual MemberDower Combs, Individual MemberSuzanne Myers, Individual MemberMichael Stopp, Individual MemberFreddie Ferrell, Insurance Professionals of OKJerry Cook, Northeastern State University Stephen Highers, City of TahlequahBayly Wright, Tahlequah Main Street AssociationRusty Clark, Cherokee County Election BoardErin Feller, Tahlequah Young Professionals & Entrepreneur