MEMBERSHIP & QUALITY OF LIFE COUNCIL Council Chair: Julie Imke Staff Liaison: Lindsey Arbeiter Council Members: By Appointment Only Council Meets: As Needed
ROUND-UP CLUB Committee Chair: Paul Dees Staff Liaisons: Sydney Frye, Ashley Gutierrez 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.
GOLF TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE Staff Liaison: Jason Harrison 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.
EDUCATION PROJECTS Staff Liaison: Ashley Gutierrez 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.
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL Council Chair: Ed Nichols 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: Wes Wright Staff Liaisons: 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.
AG & NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL Council Chair: Brice Sheets 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.