Communication Committee — Chair, Michael Anglin
Read all about us! Tasked with the responsibility and oversight of several chamber communication tools, the volunteers on this active committee meet once a month. From suggesting copy content, highlights, and chamber news to offering free monthly Coffee Talks, mini educational series for members, the communication committee stays busy additionally supporting the chamber staff with other communicative resources such as the website, eblasts, and Knews. To inquire about Coffee Talks and/or lend your writing or public relations talents and time to this committee, contact Autumn Bernhard at the Chamber at 830.865.1155.
Finance and Budget Committee—Chair, Justin Foster
Fiscally focused and dedicated to ensuring sound management and stability, the volunteers on this committee monitor actual revenue and expenses, provide financial updates and monthly financial reports and work with staff to operate the chamber efficiently following an established budget. Members of the finance committee typically include the chamber staff and members of the executive committee, although the committee always welcomes the ideas and input of chamber members.
Governmental Affairs Committee — Chair, Sue Tiemann
Watchful eyes and minds in tune with issues relevant to Kerrville and Kerr County businesses is the aim of this proactive committee. Volunteers work on numerous ways to expand and retain local jobs. The also pay attention to current issues that affect businesses and inform members about local, state and national legislative issues that affect or involve both businesses and our local community. Specifically, the committee creates a list of legislative priorities and keeps members apprised of critical issues. During elections, the committee hosts forums, giving members and the general public an opportunity to receive information about local candidates seeking office. The in tuned volunteers also act as liaisons to members on city, county and state and federal affairs.
Policy and Governance Committee — Chair, Mike Wittler
Tasked with an important role critical to chamber operations, this committee gathers data and information to create the chamber’s strategic plan, now working on Vision 2025, but additionally works with the chamber president and chief executive officer on personal matters. The serious matters that affect the successful organization of the chamber are reviewed and followed under the auspices of this dedicated committee and chair.
Leadership Kerr County — Chair, Colby Johle
The Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Kerr County program is the area’s premier leadership program. The nine-month course is made up of approximately 25 local business leaders who meet the 3rd Thursday of every month. Course curriculum includes travel and tourism, economic development, education, healthcare, environment issues, non-profit services, and a legislative day with travel to Austin. Over the past 5 years the class has adopted an important fundraiser for the chamber and community, Easterfest, hosted every Easter weekend as a gathering for families from across the state. Applications for Leadership are accepted each summer with the new class selected and announced every September. For more information about Leadership and to apply, contact Pilar Gregory at the chamber at 830.896.1155.