Board of Directors

Mission: The Board is established to guide the direction of the Chamber, to include, but not be limited to management decisions, staff maintenance, dues structure, membership drives, adherence ot the bylaws and to conduct membership and annual meetings.

Composition: The Board shall be comprised of a maximum of 13 voting members. The goal shall be one university representative and equal representation from all business entities and geographic areas that represent the Chamber service areas including, but not restricted to, the following: retail, industrial, education, financial, professional, hospitality, medical, and individual or home based businesses. Ex Officio non-voting members of the Board shall be the City Administrator and the Chamber CEO.

Terms: Directors shall serve a three (3) year term and shall serve no more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms, except the immediate past Chair shall serve an additional one (1) year term with voting privileges.

Meetings:
  • The Board of Directors meeting are held the 4th Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the River Falls Public Library.
  • The Executive Committee meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the Chamber office.

Members:
Board of Directors

Executive Committee: The Executive Committee shall act for and on behalf of the Board on issues of immediate concern of the chamber when the Board is not in session, and shall be accountable to the Board for its actions. This Committee shall be composed of the Chair, Past Chair, Chair-elect, Treasurer, and CEO and shall include up to two at-large members from the Board. This Committee also acts as the Personnel Committee for the Board.

Board of Director Bylaws

Past Presidents:
Charles White - 1955
Sidd Brandt - 1956
Ed Walker - 1957
Chuck Foster - 1958
George Kind - 1959
Roy Borchert - 1960
Oliver Lumphre - 1961
Herb Cudd - 1962
George Kremer - 1963
Roland Hammer - 1964
James Dollahon - 1965
Paul Erickson - 1966
James Miller - 1967 & 1968
Gordon Stone - 1969
Art Lebahn - 1970 & 1971
Dave Benson - 1972
Don Page - 1973 & 1974
C.A. Lindquist, Jr. - 1975
Guy Smith - 1976
Chuck Cudd - 1977
Dennis Cronin - 1978
Fred Riehle - 1979
Jerry Wilkens - 1980
Bob Moody, Jr. - 1981
Mark Ritzinger - 1982
Bernie Purfeerst - 1983
Mel Germanson - 1984
Dave Page - 1985
Pete Herpst. - 1986
Bob Schwalen, Jr. - 1987
Liz Oostendorp - 1988
Harvey Sternat - 1989
Steve Nelson - 1990
Chuck Brictson - 1991
Don Piepgras - 1992
Dalene Crandall - 1993
Lisa Moody - 1994
Mary Halada - 1995
Sharon Whelan - 1996
Dean Rohde - 1997
Melissa Kolb - 1998
Eric Durham - 1999
Marilee Steltzner - 2000
Eric Johnson - 2001
Shari Frisbie - 2002
Leslie Bleskachek - 2003
Jeff Hanson - 2004
Mark Sams - 2005
Bill Rasmussen - 2006
Gretchen Link - 2007
Kris Ainsworth - 2008
Rick Osterhaus - 2009
Cedric Ellingson - 2010
Jeff Schwab - 2011
Melissa Wilson - 2012
Scott Morrissette - 2013
Max Neuhaus/Matt Russell - 2014
Matt Russell - 2015