The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce annual election for directors Nov. 6 swept Travis Goings and Alicia Hammerich into office while holding Lara Wheeler and Michaela Trammell in a riveting tie.
Goings and Hammerich are incumbents who have served during the past year.
After three rounds of voting to break the tie between Wheeler and Trammell, the outcome remained the same. With no bylaws to offer guidance for the situation, the IVCC board agreed to convene in a closed session to address the issue and announce the outcome at the next Chamber Meeting.
Both Wheeler and Trammell submitted mission statements. Wheeler, “a committed advocate for the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce and the business community,” said her vision for IVCC is to harness the collective strengths of both IVCC and Indian Valley Innovation Hub to respond to “our unique challenges, and propel us towards a prosperous future.”
Her strategic plan includes hiring an executive director, mobilizing volunteers and working with the Plumas County Planning Department, the Dixie Fire Collaborative, and Sierra Small Business Development Center to connect the Indian Valley business community with funding sources available for disaster recovery and economic development.
Trammell, a former Indian Valley resident, has returned with her business, Dixie Fire Canopy Project. Her goals include bringing “green back to Greenville” and raising her children “in this one of a kind place.”
“As a team player and hard worker I would be a great asset to the Chamber. I promise to do everything in my power to help our community and small businesses thrive,” she said.
To vote in the next Chamber election, become an IVCC member by applying online at indianvalleychamber.org or in person at the meetings.