Chugiak Eagle River Chamber of Commerce is regulated by a 25-member Board of Directors, each representing varied and diverse perspectives. This diversity allows for conversations among small and large business members and allows for considering public and private interests. Ultimately, the economic health and welfare of the area is the underlying driver that defines how the Board of Directors makes decisions.
The Board of Directors utilizes smaller committees to address and oversee projects, events, or other issues. Currently, committees include a Legislative Committee, an Events Committee, a Finance Committee, and a Nomination Committee. The Legislative Committee meets with Legislative members via a breakfast where issues and platforms relevant to state, local and regional topics may be discussed. During the year, Legislative Delegates are invited to the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce bimonthly Luncheon Forums, open to the public and allowing opportunity for the community to engage with them.
The Events Committee works with the Chamber staff on signature Chamber events of Bear Paw Festival, Annual Dinner/Auction, Merry Merchant Munch, Beautification Tea/Brunch and the Annual Golf Tournament. The Finance Committee works with the Chamber's Executive Director on issues of finance and budget, sustainability plans, insurance and other operational items that require budgetary consideration.
Finally, the Nomination Committee is engaged to oversee the nominations and election process for the Board of Director Seats. Elections are held in the early fall annually, with a slate of elected and/or appointed Directors named and ratified at the annual Board retreat.