The Board of Directors for the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce has been experiencing an issue with chronic absenteeism lately. A member of the board has exceeded their number of excused absences as of the board’s July 27 meeting.

The board discussed the matter during a recent executive session, but no action was taken.

It’s not the first time this has come up. County Commissioner Ben Bennett has spoken about the subject of absenteeism at Chamber meetings in the past. When, at the board’s March 23 meeting, only eight of its 13 members showed up to vote on leadership, Bennett expressed displeasure.

“I’m very disappointed in the turnout for doing this particular action,” he said at the time.

The Daily Union has attempted to obtain roll call records from the Chamber to determine which board members had been absent most often, but has not received them as of this printing.

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