Board members of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce know what they want out of their next hired leader, and they've outlined the expectations in writing.
The chamber on Wednesday released a "position profile" - 3,665 words spanning seven pages - for the organization's next president and chief executive officer, a position left open with the resignation of Lavern Squier earlier this year.
Chuck Warner, a retired banker, is filling in on an interim basis.
The profile outlines information about the chamber itself - how it has 1,000 member organizations with 1,500 representatives, and works with a $1.2 million operating budget and an eight-person staff - and includes listings of 41 preferences for knowledge, skills, abilities and desired personal traits.
Challenges and opportunities - from boosting membership to initiating new discussions for securing additional land for development - also are included.
Chamber leaders know they're asking for plenty.
"We have high aspirations for our next leader and for our organization," said Jim Otten, a Lawrence dentist and chairman of the chamber board.