Committees

com·mit·tee

kəˈmidē/

noun

noun:committee; plural noun:committees

  1. 1.

a group of people appointed for a specific function, typically consisting of members of a larger group.

“the housing committee”

Member of the Year Committee

Tom Boucher, Chair
All past Members of the Year

This committee meets in the fall each year to nominate candidates and choose the next Member of the Year. All past recipients who are in good standing with the CBA are asked to participate.

Membership Committee

Peter McAllister, Chair
Amanda L’Hussier
Tom Boucher
John Demers
Kirk Marshall
Michael Smith

The  CBA Membership Committee works with the Board and the Executive Director to support and promote growth in new memberships as well as renewals.  The committee may plan membership events from time to time, and will work to maximize membership through the other events and publications sponsored by the CBA.

Bylaw Committee

Annmarie Roark, Chair
Doug Hausler
Tom Boucher
Rick Romano

The responsibility of this committee is to review and monitor the bylaws of the association and propose any necessary changes on a yearly basis. They must prepare any bylaw changes for presentation at the annual meeting in November.

Newsletter Committee

Lynn Marcella, Chair
Peter McAllister
Paul Hardy
Amanda L'Hussier
The responsibility of this committee is to coordinate and gather articles for the quarterly newsletter which would be of interest to the members of the association. It also keeps the membership aware of happenings that affect the business and professional community.

Newspaper Supplement Committee

Lynn Marcella, Chair
Amanda L’Hussier
Paul Hardy
Peter McAllister
Brian Reidy

The responsibility of this committee is to review bids and award the printing of the newspaper supplement to a newspaper who is a current member of the association. They coordinate and oversee the publication. The newspaper supplement, which consists of coupons and or business card advertising, will have only one printing, but will be distributed in the spring and fall.

Golf Tournament Fundraiser Committee

Kirk Marshall, Chair
Tom Boucher
John Demers
Jeff Hardy
Michael Smith

The responsibility of this committee is to make the necessary arrangements to hold a golf tournament fund raiser at the Chelmsford Country Club. They are also responsible for solicitation of gifts from local area restaurants.

Fiscal Year Budget Committee

Jim Cullen, Chair
Jim Shannon
Tom Boucher
John Harrington
Rick Romano

The responsibility of this committee is to review the finances during the calendar year to confirm that we are on target with our budget. They must be prepared to make recommendations and have the budget set for the annual budget meeting in December. The treasurer is an ex-official member.

Public Relations Committee

Jeff Hardy, Chair
John Demers
Brian Reidy
Peter McAllister

The responsibility of this committee is to work with local media, setting up press releases and getting media coverage on the different events sponsored by the association.

Holiday Social Committee

John Harrington, Chair
Lynn Marcella
Paul Hardy
Rick Romano

The responsibility of this committee is to coordinate with the staff at the venue to make sure that the quality of food and beverages are of good quality for our needs. They should negotiate pricing for the services to be received.

Government Relations Committee (includes Tax Classification)

John Harrington, Chair
Jeff Hardy
Brian Reidy
Jim Cullen
John Demers
Jim Shannon

The responsibility of this committee is to correspond with local politicians. Monitor any impending decisions affecting the business community and to draft letters to assist with any efforts pertaining to the association.

Scholarship Committee

Rick Romano, Chair
Paul Hardy
Kirk Marshall
Annmarie Roark
Brian Reidy
Michael Smith

A committee has been established to determine whether or not the CBA should become involved in funding one or more scholarships on an interim or an ongoing basis and also to determine the funding mechanism(s) and channel(s).

Candidates Night Committee

Jeff Hardy, Chair
Amanda L’Hussier
Jim Cullen
Doug Hausler
Lynn Marcella

The responsibility of this committee is to correspond with local politicians. Monitor any impending decisions affecting the business community and to draft letters to assist with any efforts pertaining to the association.

Nominating Committee

Jim Shannon, Chair
Jim Cullen
Tom Boucher
John Harrington
Doug Hausler