The mission of the Somerset County Business Partnership is to lead the business community to a prosperous future. The effectiveness of the SCBP is based on a partnership among Somerset County’s major employers, small and medium sized business, non-profit organizations, Somerset County Freeholders and the 21 local municipalities. The Board of Directors represents the SCBP’s various constituencies and is intended to provide a platform for Board members to influence the ongoing program of work. Under the bylaws, the Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy. The Executive Committee exercises the power of the Board of Directors between meetings. Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the SCBP is a small team of paid staff, led by the President/CEO.
The Board of Directors meets four times per year at various locations throughout Somerset County. Board members are expected to attend meetings, familiarize themselves with the Business Partnership’s program of work, and give input into how the Business Partnership can achieve its mission. Board members are requested to use the Business Partnership as a resource that their company can use to grow in Somerset County. Board members are expected to represent the interests of their company, with the understanding that under the bylaws, any decision made by the Board of Directors is not binding on the member companies in any way.