Committees

Executive Committee – Chair: Christopher J. Parker

The primary functions of this committee will be to oversee operations of the board; acts on behalf of the board during on-demand activities that occur between meetings, and these acts are later presented for full board review. Responsible for contracts, 501C.6 (IRS not-for-profit) mandates, employee oversight and evaluation, and policy development. Finally, is responsible for ongoing review and recommendations to enhance the quality and future viability of the Board. Ensure effective board processes, structures and roles, including retreat planning, committee development, by-law review/recommendation and board evaluation.

 

Membership Committee – Chair: Ted Steiskal

is responsible for the promotion of new and ongoing membership in the Chamber. The Committee works with staff to develop strategies to increase members; promotes membership with door-to-door visits to businesses and potential members; checks in with members on renewals and looks for ways to increase member retention and the benefits of membership. Sometimes includes the role of nominating committee, such as keeping list of potential board members, orientation and training. Identifies needed board member skills, suggests potential members and orients new members.

 

Event Programming and Fundraising – Chair: Dr. Marta Alvarado

helps to plan, coordinate and implement all programs and events during the year, taking a lead role in selecting topics and speakers, and recruiting individuals for presentations on appropriate and current business issues. With responsibilities ranging from development of new events, analyzing their effectiveness, fostering educational and scholastic programming such as the Annual Scholarship Awards, Holiday Party, etc. The committee works with the Executive committee and Chamber Board of Directors to design, market and implement these initiatives.

 

Young Professionals/Technology Committee – Chair: Mark Johnson

empowers young professionals (under the age of 40) and emerging leaders by providing professional development, community awareness and educational resources. The committee serves to provide a forum for innovative and dedicated professionals to share their ideas about technology and is responsible for the development and management of the Chamber of Commerce’s social media and web presence.