In the wake of a challenging couple of years and multiple successful achievements, the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Stacey Brensrud, has announced her resignation. She will be stepping back from operations on June 24 and exiting her position on August 31.
Stacey onboarded with the chamber weeks before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and navigated the historically challenging time by surmounting the setbacks the community faced. This spring, Brensrud was integral in bringing members together again for in-person gathering. She drew attention to the importance of mental well-being by encouraging members to come together during the trying times.
Brensrud is a leader and mentor to the Chamber staff and its members. Under her guidance and leadership, the Chamber secured $400,000 in grant funding to deliver programming to the community, says the Chamber in a media release — no small feat for the challenging times presented by the pandemic.
“I am stepping back to decompress and pursue a renewed sense of balance,” Brensrund says in an email to Mountaineer staff.
“The pandemic has shone a light on what is most important to us, and this is the case for me as well,” she says. “I have given a lot of myself to the professional domain in my life over the last few years by design – the work that I have been able to do has been rewarding and challenging.”
Brensrud adds that she has a couple of professional projects in the works and will likely resurface before too long.
The Chamber says that the work Brensrud has accomplished with the Board of Directors has strengthened their organization and positively impacted the membership and community.
“It has been a privilege to work for the membership and to be at the table with other community leaders. I am very proud of the outcomes that the Board and I delivered for our members. I’m excited to see what a fresh and energetic set of eyes can achieve with so many strong foundational changes in place,” said Brensrud. “I would encourage our city, our funders and our working partners to continue to work with the Chamber in the ways that can benefit all of Revelstoke’s residents and visitors. The way to success is together.”