Committees

Advocacy:

Legislative Affairs Committee

Vice Chair: Matt Reed
Staff:
Goal: To coordinate the interests and activities of the local business community with governmental entities and leaders that impact our area.

Military Affairs Committee

Chair: Dann Gillian/ Don Gray
Staff:
Cost to join committee: $150 (Proceeds are put into a fund used to help our military community in whatever way possible)
Goal: To actively engage the military and the business community of the Albany Area to ensure symbiotic and strategic relationships and support. 


Benefits:

Small Business Resource Committee

Vice Chair: Brianna Wilson / Pam Johnson
Staff: Mary Bickerstaff
Goal: To build relationships with our chamber members, provide benefits to meet member needs and develop opportunities to assist members’ businesses for growth.


Workforce Development/Education:

Education Committee

Vice Chair: Chandu Kuntawala
Staff: Mary Bickerstaff
Goal: To serve as the chamber’s catalyst that sparks the development of initiatives to strengthen partnerships between businesses and educational entities in the areas of education, workforce development and leadership.

Chamber of Commerce Education Committee

A2 Priority One Chamber Volunteer and Mentor Program l

Leadership Albany

Vice Chair: Zan Waldon
Staff:
Goal: To create a platform for our members to build relationships, develop professionally, become politically and philanthropically active and contribute to the economic development of our community through networking events and cultural and community education.


Allies

Vice Chair: Pam Jackson
Guiding Coalition Team/Team Leaders: Dr. John Culbreath, Cynthia George
Circle Team/Team Co-leaders: Alvita Swain
Income and Education Team/Team Co-leaders: Trent Williams, Lynne Jones
Resource Development Team/Team Co-leaders: Ben Barrow, Dr. Walter Judge
Community Team/Team Leader:  Charlice Nobles-Jones
Goal: To empower Albany’s families to become self-sufficient.