It is that time of the year once again when the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce begins to think about the new fiscal year, and looks for new members for the Chamber Board of Directors.

The board terms are structured in such a way that member’s terms are staggered so that the entire board is not leaving all at once.

Usually, there are three individuals elected to three-year terms, and  three individuals appointed to a one-year terms by the President-Elect.

For those interested in serving on the Chamber Board of Directors, there is a printable application online (  to fill out and return to the chamber offices. A nominating committee reviews each application and puts a slate together on which the board will vote .

The new chamber year starts in September and ends in August. Prior to the beginning of each new year, there is a board retreat in July including both current and new board members. There is also a new board orientation for new board members.