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COUNCILS & COMMITTEES AT-A-GLANCE


MEMBERSHIP COUNCIL
Council Chair: William Ware
Staff Liaisons:
Andrea McClintock, Christy Bigler, Lauren Shelton, Lindsey Arbeiter, Penni Bentley
Council Members: By Appointment Only
Council Meets:  As Needed


ROUND-UP COMMITTEE
Committee Chair: Ed Schroeter
Committee Chair Elect: Jack Light
Staff Liaisons:
Andrea McClintock, Christy Bigler, Lindsey Arbeiter
Committee Members: By Appointment Only
Committee Meets:  Monthly, 11:30 am (Day Varies)
Description: This committee is the "Official Greeters" of Amarillo. They conduct Ribbon Cuttings and Ground Breaking Ceremonies for businesses in town. The Round-Up Club assists with special events as needed.


QUALITY OF LIFE COUNCIL
Council Chair: Penelope Davies
Staff Liaison:
Becky Zenor
Council Members: By Appointment Only
Council Meets:  Monthly—4th Thursday, 12:00 noon


GOLF TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
Committee Co-Chairs: Al Cunningham & Brice Sheets
Staff Liaison:
Becky Zenor
Committee Members: Open to Event Sponsors
Committee Meets:  As Needed
Description: Plans and coordinates all aspects of the annual golf tournament, prizes, sponsors and logistics.


CHAMBER CHALLENGE SHOOT TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
Staff Liaison – Becky Zenor
Committee Members: Open to Event Sponsors
Committee Meets: January – August; date and time TBA
Description: Plans and coordinates all aspects of the annual shoot tournament, sponsors, silent auction items, door prizes and logistics.


EDUCATION PROJECTS
Staff Liaison:
Becky Zenor
Project Committee Members: Open to Chamber Members
Committees Meet:  As Projects Demand
Description: Encourages business involvement with education and by co-sponsoring AISD Partners in Education Program, PRO Internship Program, Future Ready Program and the No Limits No Excuses Program.


CIVIC BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE
Committee Chair: Billy Krause
Staff Liaison:
Becky Zenor
Committee Members: Open to Chamber Members
Committee Meets:  Monthly—1st Monday, 10:30 am
Description: This committee promotes beautification throughout the city and coordinates an annual landscaping project. 


CHAMBER FOUNDATION
President: Randy Sharp
Staff Liaison:
Becky Zenor
Foundation Members: By Appointment Only
Foundation Meetings: as needed
Description: The goal of the foundation is to research and write grants to obtain funding for Chamber programs in the area of the arts, education, beautification and the environment, youth and sports, health and economic development. The foundation does not give money to non-profit organizations.


GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL
Council Chair: Bob Murray
Staff Liaison:
Jason Harrison
Council Members: By Appointment Only
Council Meets:  Monthly-2nd Wednesday, 11:45 am
Description: The Governmental Affairs Council researches and identifies national and state legislative issues affecting businesses in Amarillo and the surrounding area. The council has final approval of legislative issues presented to them for inclusion in the concerns presented to the Texas Legislature during each session. The council prepares resolutions and position papers regarding national and state issues that are presented to the Chamber Board of Directors for approval. The council strives to increase community awareness of national and state legislative issues through special programs and projects.


BUSINESS COUNCIL
Council Chair: David Hemphill
Staff Liaison:
Jason Harrison
Council Members: By Appointment Only
Council Meets:  Monthly-4th Tuesday, 11:45 am
Description: The Business Council develops, promotes and supports Amarillo and area businesses through programs that assist or enable businesses to cope with a variety of issues, such as financing, marketing, management, personnel, product development and business expansion. The Business Council provides a forum for networking, a common meeting ground for special interest groups, and an avenue for volunteer action for interested people.


AGRICULTURE COUNCIL
Council Chair: Dr. Don Topliff
Staff Liaison:
Jason Harrison
Council Members: By Appointment Only
Council Meets:  Quarterly-TBA
Description: The mission of the council is to increase the visibility of agriculture and awareness of its importance to the Panhandle economy. This is done by supporting urban and rural water conservation and education; involvement in the development of agriculture related issues; and providing input on regulatory policies that affect agriculture.


CONVENTION & VISITOR COUNCIL
Council Chair: Tony Freeman 
Staff Liaison:
Dan Quandt
Project Coordinator: Mary Ramirez
Council Members: By Appointment Only
Council Meets:  Monthly—4th Wednesday, 8:30 am


COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
Committee Chair: Stephanie Price
Staff Liaison:
Dan Quandt
Project Coordinator: Mary Ramirez
Committee Members: By Appointment Only
Committee Meets:  Monthly-2nd Wednesday, 9:45 am
Description: This committee serves as a consulting and advisory committee in order to help determine the most effective advertising media for the promotion of conventions, events, tourism and the arts.


CONVENTION & TOURISM COMMITTEE
Committee Chair: Dr. Aaron Pan
Staff Liaisons:
Dan Quandt, Mindy Bradley, Tina Brohlin, Emilea White, Eric Miller, Kashion Smith & Stephanie Andrews 
Project Coordinator: Mary Ramirez
Committee Members: Limited to those with specific interest in attracting and developing conventions, events & tourism in Amarillo.
Committee Meets:  Monthly-2nd Wednesday, 8:30 am
Description: This committee's objectives are to attract conventions and tourists to Amarillo through a strong professional marketing program and to appraise the local area of the economic and legislative benefits that conventions, events and tourism have through ongoing convention-awareness program.


ARTS COMMITTEE
Committee Chair: Kathy Sheldon
Staff Liaison:
Becky Zenor
Project Coordinator: Mary Ramirez
Committee Members: By Appointment Only
Committee Meets:  Monthly-1st Tuesday, 11:00 am
Description: This committee promotes the arts in Amarillo and surrounding area through projects such as Golden Nail Awards, co-sponsors the Airport Art Program with the City of Amarillo, coordinates the Matching Advertising Program, co-sponsors Jazztober, coordinates a new arts video, and provides financial assistance for non-profit arts entities.