In order for our Program of Work to succeed, membership involvement is needed. Listed are the various Chamber Committees. Please take a few minutes to find your areas of interest, then simply make note of the committees you wish to serve on and return the selection sheet to the Chamber office.
Responsible for helping the community understand the economic impact tourism has in our town. Host receptions and FAM tours for travel writers, travel planners and other tourism related groups. Promotion and marketing of our community as a destination, and liaison to the Arizona Office of Tourism for co-op advertising programs. Recognized as the area Destination Management Organization. Increasing the public’s awareness of Wickenburg as a tourist destination. Promote shopping locally, plan co-op programs with various media for member involvement. Promote consumer service as top priority. Participate in trade and travel shows to promote Wickenburg as a Destination. Network with each other and help keep the dollar spent locally by knowing what can be purchased here in the community. Sponsor seminars and workshops for small business on timely topics.
Responsible for working with the film industry interested in our community. Assist in location scouting for inquiries. Film brochures and direct mail inquiries and potential prospects. Participate in state and national film symposiums. Prepare local “Services Directory” for the film professionals. Certified by State and Association of Film Commissioners International.
TRANSPORTATION & TRAILS COMMITTEE
Assists local, state, and federal authorities in planning and providing for Wickenburg’s transportation needs. Collaborate with the Town of Wickenburg regarding transportation and highway needs for the area.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
To encourage the development of housing and economic opportunities by interacting with local, county and state agencies. By gathering researching and disseminating information to assist in responsible development of our community. Monitoring and producing comments and recommendations on the General Plan and other municipal ordinances & Procedures.
Continue to expand the membership base, develop a financial base to aid in achieving the Chamber goals. Greet new businesses already established here. Work on the annual “Chamber Week” in March and annual Membership Drive.
To encourage strong community interest in the school system. Promote collaboration with business and school district for additional educational needs. Assisting Guidance Department in finding local, state, and national scholarships for our students and forms for application. Community leaders available to help with admission applications, scholarship application, and resumes.
Serve as official greeters for the Chamber and the business community at ribbon cuttings, ground breaking, and VIP events. They also recognize “Business of the Month” awards.
AD HOC ‘TALENT POOL’
No specific on-going assignment, but available for temporary committee work for brief periods to accomplish special tasks. Especially needed are volunteers to help man the Chamber office during the weekends and some weekdays.
PAST PRESIDENTS COUNCIL
To keep former president’s involved in special programs.
SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEES
Gold Rush Days & Rodeo, Fiesta de Septiembre
Wickenburg Fly-in and Classic Car Show
Bluegrass Festival and Fiddle Championship
Cowboy Christmas Poets Gathering
Christmas Parade of Lights
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
This committee reviews actions proposed by governmental bodies, including Town of Wickenburg, Maricopa County, State Legislature or Congress, and recommends policy positions to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. In Addition, Sets policy and determines positions on legislation for the Chamber. Keep updated on important issues-regulation, taxation, town planning, etc. Schedules one breakfast during the year with elected officials for round table discussion. Conducts “State of the Town” Luncheon with Mayor. Short, productive monthly meetings Interaction with Regional Legislative West Valley Chamber Alliance. Review reports provided by Lobbyist through regional alliance. Participate in Chamber Legislative Day at the Capitol. Sponsor Candidate forums for Town Council and School Board. Conduct “Candidate’s School” to help educate citizens wanting to learn about local and state service. Provide E-Briefs on Congressional issues. Grass roots programs to involve business people in issues.