The Mill Valley Chamber Board of Directors and staff is, clockwise from back left, Susan Royce, Terry Nelson, Co-Director Paula Reynolds, Alan Abrams, Rob Hanse, Noralee McKersie, Ryan Canepa, Fabia Butler, Doug Tarr, Ron Vidal, Clifford Waldeck, Carolyn Kohler, City Council Liaison Garry Lion, Board Chair Elizabeth Suzuki, Vice Chair Ann Aversa, and Co-Director Jim Welte. Katrina Kehl and Kathryn Olson are not pictured. Photo by Gary Ferber Photography.

On the heels of a rebound year with high hopes for a robust year ahead, the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its 2015 slate of Board of Directors, as well as a new co-director.

Paula Reynolds, a longtime advocate for the business community throughout the greater Mill Valley area and the Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors for the previous three years, has taken a part-time position as Director of Operations, Programs and Advocacy.

Reynolds joins a Chamber staff that includes Jim Welte, longtime Bay Area journalist and the former editor of Mill Valley Patch, who became the Chamber’s part-time Director of Membership and Community Engagement in 2014, including oversight of the Chamber’s fast-growing Enjoy Mill Valley website. Reynolds and Welte serve as Co-Directors of the Chamber, leading a small group of part-time staff and volunteers that is dedicated to support the organization’s membership base in vigorous, creative ways.

“I’m thrilled to make this shift from my role on the Board to ‘getting my hands dirty’ as a member of our staff,” Reynolds said. “Jim and I developed a fantastic working relationship in our respective roles in 2014, both complementing and challenging one another to innovate and grow the organization. This is going to be a great year for the Chamber.”

With Reynolds’ move to Co-Director, Elizabeth Suzuki, Principal at Sutton Suzuki Architects, takes over the role of Board Chair, with Ann Aversa as Vice Chair, Ron Vidal as Treasurer and Clifford Waldeck as Secretary.

“This is an extremely high-powered board from a diverse range of local businesses,” Reynolds said. “We look forward to working with this great group to continue to make the Mill Valley Chamber a vital part of the 94941 community.”

Here’s a look at the 2015 Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors: