Chamber Committees

Maximize your Chamber membership by volunteering on one of our many committees. You will discover your efforts benefit both the Chamber and yourself.

Membership

Ambassadors Committee
Serves as a liaison between the Chamber and its members, providing outreach and assisting with member retention. If you’re interested in getting involved, click here to learn more or contact Mark Allen, 616.771.0348.

Marketing and Communications Committee
Serves as an advisory group to provide “outside” perspective for Chamber marketing and communications.If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Karen Thelen, 616.771.0339.

Events & Programs

CEO Roundtable Steering Committee
Provides guidance and direction for the CEO & Management Roundtable program. Must be a participant of the CEO & Management Roundtable program. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Mark Allen, 616.771.0348.

EPIC Awards Committee
Helps plan, market and secure sponsorship for annual EPIC Awards celebration.
If you’re interested in getting involved, Cindy Johnson, 616.771.0334.

Talent Development

ATHENA Award Committee
Help plan, market and secure sponsorships for this year’s annual ATHENA Award Program.
If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Cindy Johnson, 616.771.0334.

Center for Community Leadership Committees
Each year, over 100 alumni engage in the Center for Community Leadership (CCL) by serving on one of CCL’s 20 committees. These committees sustain CCL by providing expert perspective and the energy needed to continually enhance our programs. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Michelle Glover, 616.771.0344.

Government Affairs

Education & Workforce Development Committee
Works to ensure the development of a better educated and productive workforce. If you’re interested in getting involved, click here to learn more or contact Allie Bush Idema, 616.771.0311.

Environmental Affairs Committee
Advises the Chamber membership on significant environmental issues and work to influence lawmakers to prepare and support cost-efficient, yet effective, environmental regulations. If you’re interested in getting involved, click here to learn more or contact Josh Lunger, 616.771.0336.

Health Care & Human Resources Committee
Advocates to reduce the cost of health care and encourages communication between the business and health care communities. If you’re interested in getting involved, click here to learn more or contact Andy Johnston, 616.771.0335.

Political Action Committee – Friends of West Michigan Business
An independent, non-partisan Political Action Committee (PAC) that selects endorses and financially contributes to the campaigns of pro-business candidates running for state or local office. If you’re interested in getting involved, click here to learn more or contact Josh Lunger, 616.771.0336.

Regional Issues Council
A forum of community leaders interested in engaging in discussions on projects and issues that may affect the region’s business and community interests. If you’re interested in getting involved, click here to learn more or contact Andy Johnston, 616.771.0335.

Tax & Regulatory Affairs Committee
Reviews issues as they relate to taxes and regulations that increase the cost of doing business and provides analysis and develops positions. Committee members often hold accounting, financial, or tax responsibilities within their organizations. If you’re interested in getting involved, click here to learn more or contact Allie Bush Idema, 616.771.0311.

Transportation Committee
Analyzes issues and advocates for infrastructure policies and projects that make efficient use of each dollar spent on transportation. If you’re interested in getting involved, click here to learn more or contact Josh Lunger, 616.771.0336.