Breckenridge Resort Chamber restructure vote scheduled for Thursday morning
The Breckenridge Resort Chamber (BRC) will present new Articles of Incorporation for a vote at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 at River Mountain Lodge, 100 S. Park Avenue.
The town of Breckenridge directed the BRC governance be reorganized in order for the BRC to continue to receive funding. In amending the Articles of Incorporation, the current board of directors would be forced to resign.
Proponents of the restructure say the revisions include free BRC membership to all Breckenridge businesses, elimination of duplicate layers and oversight and will keep the BRC private, not-for-profit and independent of town government.
Opponents say once the Articles of Incorporation are amended there is no longer a legitimate way for the community to have input into marketing. They argue the new amendment states members “shall not be entitled to vote” and the Board of Directors may further amend the Articles of Incorporation at any time, and the amendment eliminates the classes of membership, so there is no guarantee of local representation.
If the proposed amendment fails, the BRC says the town council has indicated that they will seek alternate means to market and promote Breckenridge, and either create a destination marketing office within the town government or contract with an outside marketing organization to insure that all Breckenridge businesses are represented, meaning the BRC would lose 70 percent of its current funding.
However, some members argue the BRC governance does not need to change in order to change the way the town works with the BRC.
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