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Committees & Volunteering


Committee/council work serves two purposes within the Chamber: expertise and networking. The two functions involve responding to issues in two ways. Committees/councils respond to and develop activities and resources related to board adopted issues and the Chamber’s mission and vision, and they also act on matters specific to and identified by the committee/council itself. 

Councils & Committees: 

Council membership is comprised of a Chamber Board member, staffer, a member of the Chamber and possibly a strategic partner institution, all of whom hold positions at a like organization. Councils develop programs specific to representatives of like institutions.  

Committees are comprised of an appointed Chair and members that may or may not represent a like industry. Formation of a committee is based on a common interest or goal, rather than a similar job or industry. 

Special Committees: 

From time to time, the Board of Directors may create taskforces. The main distinction between a taskforce and regular Chamber standing committees is that a taskforce may serve a limited term and members are not selected on a one per industry. Appointments to taskforces are made by the Chamber Board Chair after consultation with the President. The following criteria is considered: 

  • Expertise in the area specified by the committee's purpose and responsibilities. 
  • Job alike representation and balance. 



Special Taskforce/ Committees

Please email with any questions, and look at the Chamber Events & Programs page for more ways to get involved with the Chamber.