Committees

An overview of committees and volunteer opportunities.

Chamber Committes & Special Task Forces

We hope that you will get involved in the Chamber by joining a committee. As a committee member, you will not only be supporting the Chamber but increasing your opportunities to meet other Chamber members and grow your business. Remember, the more you put into your membership, the more you will get out of it.

Every committee except the Executive Committee can use additional help and members. If you would like to find out more information about our committees or would like to join one, please contact the committee chair or you can reach out to Vicki at via email at ed@gdcoc.org or by calling 410-284-3700.

 

Executive Committee

The role of the Executive Committee is to implement the Board's fiduciary, strategic, and generative plans, policies, and decisions consistent with the organization's vision, mission and guiding principles.The Executive Committee supports the Executive Director and engages in decision making between board meetings and in urgent matters. The Officers of the Board and the Executive Director serve as members of the Executive Committee.

Committee Chair: Dawn Frazier

 

Marketing & Membership Committee

The Marketing & Membership Committee works to attract new members and increase member retention through increased member engagement. They work to communicate the value of membership. The committee works to increase the Chamber's reach, brand awareness and business development opportunities for its members. The committee is always striving to increase the membership base at all levels.

Committee Chair: Kelly Bowman

 

Welcome & Hospitality Committee

The members are the Welcome & Hospitality Committee work as Chamber Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors promote goodwill and communicate the mission of the Chamber to our new and existing members. In addition, they encourage members to get involved. The Ambassadors are the face of the Chamber and link to new members. They assist with Chamber events, participate in Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, and act as official hosts. They are the liaison between new and existing members and along with the Marketing & Membership Committee work to increase Member-to-Member engagement.

Committee Chair: Patricia Gay

 

Workforce Development Committee

The Workforce Development Committee focuses on skill development, internship programs, apprenticeships, and job opportunities. The Chamber works in conjunction with other organization such as the Baltimore County Public Library, schools  and many local businesses to hold job fairs and create programs that will help with interviewing, resume writing, and other vital workplace skills. This committee focuses on the changes in the areas and workforce requirements to build effective programs and events.

Interim Committee Chair: Vicki Young

 

Community Relations & Government Committee**

The committee will review reports from the Maryland Chamber of Commerce about issues affecting the business community, discuss potential advocacy activity, and in turn relay that information to our Membership base through our monthly publication, Chamber Connections. In addition to keeping up-to-date about issues, the Committee members also will present issues to our elected officials on behalf of the Chamber to ensure our Members’ voices are heard when legislation is being considered. The Community and Government Relations Committee will take an active role in planning speakers and programs that inform and enlighten Chamber members. In addition, this committee works to bring needed resources to the area. As such, this committee oversees the Farmer's Market from June to October as it currently serves an area that is considered a "food desert" by USDA standards.

Committee Chair: Elaine Welkie

 

Programs & Events Committee

This committee works to develop and plan programs and events that bring value to the membership and to our community. In order to meet the needs of all of our members, an array of programs are offered throughout the year and at a variety of times (morning, midday and evening) . Our offerings include training & educational sessions & speakers, networking opportunities, legislative information & advocacy, charitable endeavors, open houses, and social events. Sub-committees are established for some of our signature events such as the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Outstanding Teachers' Awards Banquet, Business Expo/Community Resources Fair, Business Awards Gala among more. As you can see there is plenty of opportunity to get involved and each Chair an event!

Committee Chair: Elaine Feltz

 

Special Task Forces

As needed, the President will establish a Special Task Force to work on a projects that have a limited scope and need to be accomplished in a particular time frame.

  • Web Development Task Force - Established to install a new CRM system which will power a newly designed and implemented website for the Chamber. The task force was established in August and was given a launch date of November 1, 2019. Committee Chair is Rick Staton of CMIT Solutions of Upper Chesapeake.
  • Nominations Committee - Established to identify and recruit new Board Members for the upcoming year. This task force was established in September and must present a slate of potential candidates by November for election by December and installation onto the Board in January 2020.

 

**In the process of being established.