Chamber President Elect, Jill Riley, co-owner of Citrus Valley Plumbing has moved up the ranks in the Chamber Leadership earlier than expected. While slated to be the president of the Chamber during the 2016 calendar year, Geoff Bonney found it necessary to step down early and hand over the reins.
Bonney, owner of Bonney Architecture, has expanded his business and finds himself in Newport Beach more than Redlands these days. In tendering his resignation from the Board Bonney indicated that the decision was difficult as he has enjoyed his role as president and Board member but finds the demands of drive time and work have left him little time to do the job effectively.
While Riley was planning on taking on the office of President in January of 2016 she has been acting as Bonney’s stand-in for the past several months, overseeing Board Meetings, representing the Chamber at Council Meetings and making her presence known at various Chamber and Community events.
“I’m sorry to see Geoff Bonney go.” Said Riley, “He stepped up early to serve two consecutive terms and did a terrific job. He represented the Chamber with grace and dignity at all times. While his term was not without controversial issues he helped steer the organization to accomplish an extraordinary number of successes throughout his term. He will be missed by all of us especially me.”
Her first official order of duty as the President of the Chamber is to call for a Strategic Planning Meeting of the Board of Directors, to set the course for the upcoming year and those to follow.