ONLINE 2023 Board Election Voting opened 11/3 at 8pm.
ONE BALLOT per Member.
You are voting to select a 2023 Vice President, Treasurer and fill 11 Director spots**. The Chamber has invited nominees to provide a short statement to help you select your candidates for this election.
Voting concludes Thursday, November 17th at 11pm, and the new Board will be revealed at the December Member Holiday Mixer!
**Our current Chamber President, Josh Lowell and Secretary, Brittany Criss still have 1 year left in their terms.
2023 Candidate Statements are BELOW the BALLOT - SCROLL TO SEE.
Vote for 2023 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
* Denotes a Candidate currently on the 2022 Board of Directors AS a Director or Officer
PLEASE SEE CANDIDATE STATEMENTS BELOW VOTING BLOCK
2023 Candidate Statements
Vice President Candidate - Statement provided by Nominee
JERRY SPRUTE * - Law Office of Gerald A. Sprute
No Candidate Statement Provided.
Treasurer Candidate - Statement provided by Nominee
DEBBIE BREDEWEG * - Eastside Weight and Wellness
"I have had the honor in serving as Treasurer for the past two years and have developed a good understanding of the finances and budgeting process for the Chamber. I’ve also enjoyed working with and getting to know the Members and the Board and would be happy to continue for another term!"
Board of Director Candidates – Statements provided by Nominee
SARA LOW – Duvall Advanced Family Eyecare
“I have been nominated many times as a Board Member and declined due to inability to commit to the time constraints that the position requires. I believe I have the time to commit to the position for 2023 and would be happy to help in any way I can to support my fellow business owners, Chamber Members, as well as the community.”
GARY FARHNER – Chateau Farhner, Bed and Breakfast
No Candidate Statement Provided.
JACQUIE PEREZ * – Quick Quill Mobile Notary
"I was thrilled to join the board at the latter end of 2022 and would love the opportunity to contribute more to our community as a Board Member again in 2023. I bring past experience in volunteer coordination and event planning and with two kids in school (finally) I have the time to devote to serving our beautiful town!”
JANELLE TIMM * – Rustic Rose
“I would like to be considered for the position of Board Director because I am a Duvall business owner and resident. I want to work towards creating a better place for Duvall residents and businesses, create more opportunities for increased revenue, and exciting events.”
KASS HOLDEMAN * - Kass Holdeman - RE/MAX Northwest
“I am proud to have served on the Duvall Chamber of Commerce Board for the past four years and would appreciate the opportunity to continue. I’ve been a realtor in Duvall for 25 years and have also been involved in bringing arts and music to Duvall. I believe that a strong Chamber of Commerce helps all businesses be successful.”
KAZUMI TAIT – Pawsome Goodies & Treats
"I see many ways to create business opportunities in Duvall and nearby communities with the Duvall Chamber of Commerce. I would like the Chamber of Commerce to be a resource for local businesses to grow. I believe the Chamber of Commerce can play a key role in developing the community by uniting businesses, farmers, schools and other key partners in Duvall. By partnering with Chambers in neighboring towns, I believe that we can leverage experience, opportunities, and resources for small businesses."
MARY BETH ACKERMAN – PhysioCare Physical Therapy
"As a previous director, I understand what it takes to help continue to grow the Chamber, especially as we start to become more social again. Duvall has a huge business community but is still very close knit. I look forward to being able to connect with other business owners, listen to what they need from their Chamber of Commerce and help make it a reality!"
MEGAN CRAWFORD * – Acres of Diamonds
“Having grown up in Duvall, and working for a local nonprofit, Megan has deep roots within the Valley. She is dedicated to collaboration and excellence. Megan will show up with hard work, creativity and her deep value for community as a Director.”
SARA THARRINGTON * – The Yoga Garden
“I love being a community member and business owner in Duvall. Now more than ever, it feels like strengthening our connections and helping each other to thrive is what will make and keep Duvall a special place to live and work. As a Chamber Board Member, I bring my positive attitude, ability to work and communicate well with others, my 16+ years experience of owning a small business in Duvall, and my curiosity about how to help our businesses thrive, grow, and prosper, so we can all succeed and in turn give back to our community. Thank you!”
WADE HASBROUCK * – Wade Hasbrouck Photography
“I am a longtime resident of Duvall, 20+ years. I have been making the transition from a career in technology to something I am equally passionate about, Photography. I joined the Chamber of Commerce to get to know various business people in the community and look for ways we can work together. I am excited about what the Chamber has to offer, and always looking for ways that I may be able to contribute and help out with their work as a member of the Board of Directors.”
MIKAELA JI - Nicole Ji Group - Compass Real Estate
“Born and raised in Duvall, I’m thrilled to be considered for a position on the Board. As a young female professional, I would be honored to bring a fresh perspective to the Chamber. My goal is to plan & create ways to broaden our reach to the community, local nonprofits (DECA & Empower Youth Network) and encourage young business owners to get involved. I’m always organized and ready to jump into anything with my can-do attitude. Thank you!"
* Denotes a Candidate currently on the 2022 Board of Directors as a Director or Officer