Chamber Volunteer Opportunities

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

PDF of Chamber Volunteer Opportunities


Help Create Great Networks, Business and Growth:

Ambassadors Committee

Serve as a liaison between the Chamber and its members, encouraging connections and assisting with member retention. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Mark Allen, 616.771.0348.

Business Program Facilitators

  • CEO & Management Roundtable Program
  • Business Exchange Luncheon
    Assist in coordinating and guiding the communication among attendees. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Elizabeth Morse, 616.771.0342.

The Chamber Open Committee

Support efforts of planning, publicizing and sponsorship procurement for the annual golf outing. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Mark Allen, 616.771.0348.


Help Create Great Leaders, Diversity and Talent:

ATHENA Leadership Council

Fosters and supports development of strong female leaders in our community. Rooted in the eight tenets of the ATHENA Leadership Model, the ATHENA Leadership Council provides professional and developmental opportunities for women of all levels. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Ashlie Johnson, 616.771.0310.

Black Women Connect Council

A professional networking group for black women at all career levels, representing a diverse group of corporations, small businesses, and public non-profit organizations. The Council shares helpful content and information, as well as success stories and career advice. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Ken James, 616.771.0320.

OutPro Council

Promotes a welcoming culture in the West Michigan community for LGBT professionals by offering opportunities for both social and professional networking through monthly gatherings at various venues throughout the city. OutPro gatherings are attended by professionals at all career levels, representing a diversity of corporations, small businesses and public and non-profit organizations. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Ashlie Johnson, 616.771.0310.


Help Create Great Policy, Advocacy and Opportunity:

Issue Committees:

Education & Workforce Development Committee

Work to ensure the development of a better educated and productive workforce. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Alexa Rae Malesky, 616.771.0311.

Environmental Affairs Committee

Advise Chamber members on significant environmental issues and work to influence lawmakers to prepare and support cost-efficient, yet effective, regulations. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Josh Lunger, 616.771.0336.

Health Care & Human Resources Committee

Advocate to reduce the cost of health care and encourage communication between the business and health care communities. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Andy Johnston, 616.771.0335.

Tax & Regulatory Affairs Committee

Review issues as they relate to tax and regulations that increase the cost of doing business. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Alexa Rae Malesky, 616.771.0311.

Transportation Committee

Analyze issues and advocate for infrastructure policies and projects that make efficient use of each dollar spent on transportation. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Josh Lunger, 616.771.0336.

Councils:

Public Policy Council

The Public Policy Council exists to advance Chamber legislative priorities and the region’s business and community interests by coordinating the individual efforts of the Chamber’s issues committees to ensure broad-based advocacy and motivates members to engage in action to achieve these goals. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Andy Johnston, 616.771.0335.

Regional Issues Council

West Michigan business and community leaders interested in receiving presentations and engaging in discussions on projects or issues that may affect the region’s business and community interests. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Josh Lunger, 616.771.0336.

Issue Committees:

President’s Club

Individuals who personally contribute to the Chamber’s Political Actions Committee: The Friends of West Michigan Business. Participate in quarterly meetings featuring dynamic speakers who share insider perspectives and participate in the interview process for candidates running for office. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Josh Lunger, 616.771.0336.