Board of Directors & Committees

The Monterey County CVB is governed by a Board of Directors, an Executive Committee and other committees to aid in sales and marketing initiatives for the destination. All meetings are open to the public and administrated according to the Ralph M. Brown Act. If you would like information on how to become involved with a committee, please contact Alliah Sheta, Director of Communications & Community Relations, at 831-657-6405 or Alliah@seemonterey.com.

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Board of Directors

Made up of 30 board members and advisors. Review a list of current members here.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall be a five-member committee of the Board, composed of the Chairperson, Chairperson-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Past Chairperson of the Board.  The Executive Committee shall support the President/CEO in vetting of confidential issues, and shall act on behalf of the full Board of Directors in case of an emergency.  Actions taken at such emergency meetings shall be ratified by the majority of the Board of Directors at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting.  The Executive Committee will formulate the job description for the President/CEO of the Corporation and will review the President/CEO’s job performance and employment contract.  The performance of the President/CEO shall be reviewed no less than annually under the direction of the Chairperson. The Executive Committee will review the results of the annual Human Resources audit summary upon its completion and make recommendations to the Board. 

Finance Committee

The finance committee shall be an advisory committee, comprised of as many Directors as the Board shall determine on an annual basis, and chaired by the Treasurer of the Corporation.  The finance committee shall advise and otherwise assist the Board in financial matters, and shall have such duties as prescribed by corporate policy.

Marketing Committee

The marketing committee shall be an advisory committee, comprised of as many members as the Board shall determine on an annual basis, and chaired by a Director.  The marketing committee shall provide input and advice to the President/CEO and Board on the marketing plans and activities of the corporation, and shall have such duties as prescribed by corporate policy.   

Sales Committee

The sales committee shall be an advisory committee, comprised of a representative from the group focused lodging properties and any other key representatives deemed appropriate by the Chair of the Board to accomplish the committee’s mission.  The committee’s mission will be to actively participate in the development, planning and evaluation of the Corporation’s group sales programs, and the Committee shall have such duties as prescribed by corporate policy.

Compensation Committee

The Board shall appoint three (3) Directors to serve as the Compensation Committee of the Board.  Members of the Compensation Committee are expected to bring strong expertise and interest in compensation standards and practices.  The Compensation Committee is generally responsible for reviewing wages and compensation, and shall have such duties as prescribed by corporate policy.

Community Relations Ad Hoc Committee

The Community Relations Committee is an ad hoc working committee of MCCVB. The purpose is to ensure good relations, active participation and cohesive communication with our partner jurisdictions, business associations and other community groups on the positive economic and social impacts of tourism in Monterey County and on the benefits of partnership with the MCCVB. The committee will also represent the MCCVB and report regularly on MCCVB results and initiatives to City Council members and County Board of Supervisors throughout the year.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee shall be a standing advisory committee chaired and appointed by the Past Chairperson with members recommended by the Executive Committee, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.  The Committee members shall consist of two members of the Board of Directors not subject to election; two non-voting members of the Corporation not on the Board of Directors; and the Chairperson, who shall not vote.  The Nominating Committee will meet upon the occurrence of any vacancy in the Board of Directors for the purpose of nominating a Director to fill said vacancy.  In the case of a mid-year vacancy the Nominating Committee shall follow its approved policy.  The Nominating Committee shall follow application Board-approved process to solicit and evaluate all possible candidates for the Board and Executive Committee.  The Nominating Committee shall provide the non-voting members of the Corporation an opportunity to nominate candidates for directorship.  The Nominating Committee shall propose a sufficient number of nominees to fill the Board composition requirements as detailed in Article V, Section 3. The Nominating Committee may recommend exceptions be made to extend the term limits in accordance with Article V, Section 2. 

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