Committees

To accomplish its many activities the Chamber has the following committees:

Business Issues Forum

  • Committee meets the fourth Friday of each month
  • Identifies issues that the Chamber will explore and consider making recommendations to the board for action

Membership Committee

Committee co-chaired by the Membership Director meets the second Monday of each month at 11:30am at the Lafayette Park Hotel to review:

  • Membership levels
  • Membership dues
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Best practices
  • New member training and receptions

Ambassadors Committee

  • Committee co-chaired by the Membership Director
  • Meets the third Wednesday of each month
  • Identifies membership volunteers to help with chamber events
  • Makes contact with new members to welcome them to the organization
  • Organizes and runs monthly mixers & Meet Ups

Art & Wine Committee

  • Meets year round to help staff produce annual event
  • Coordinates community volunteers for event

Reservoir Run Committee

  • Meets year round to help staff produce annual event
  • Coordinates community volunteers for event

Taste of Lafayette Committee

  • Meets as needed to help staff produce annual event
  • Coordinates with the Lafayette Community Foundation

Emergency Preparedness Committee

  • Meets as needed to develop and implement programs that target local business preparedness and continuity

Education Committee

  • Meet as needed to work with the Lafayette and Acalanes School Districts

Technology Committee

  • Meet as needed to develop and implement best practices for moving the organization forward

Shop (Promote) Lafayette Committee

  • Meets regularly to discuss and implement shopping programs and community “branding”

Green Committee

  • Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon
  • This committee partners with the City of Lafayette (Environmental Task Force) and Sustainable Lafayette
  • Develop a plan to teach local businesses how they can become more environmentally friendly through new programs and best practices
  • Align with the recommendations made by the city’s Environmental Task Force
  • Advocates for a more “sustainable” community

Executive Committee

  • Officers of the Chamber Board
  • Nominated by the in-coming President and the Elections Committee
  • Made up of the President, Past President, Vice Presidents, Treasurer & Executive Director
  • Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors
  • Direction level of the organization
  • Meets on the first Tuesday of each month

Budget & Finance Committee

  • Made up of the incoming President, Treasurer and the Executive Director
  • Prepare the annual budget for the board’s approval

Election Committee

  • A committee of up to five, including at least one member of the Executive Committee shall be appointed by the President
  • The Executive Director will serve as secretary with no voting privileges
  • Charged with identifying members to serve as board members. Deliver a slate of candidates to the board
  • Recommend for approval of the board a slate of officers to serve as the Executive Committee
  • Committee begins meeting in June of each year