Program of Work

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  • 2017 Program of Work

  • President: Christi Gonzalez

  • Executive Committee
  • Chair: Christi Gonzalez
  • Committee members: Glenn Cope, Scott Leiding, Ricardo Soto, and Merry Whitham

  • Meeting Date: 1st Tuesday of each month at 12 p.m. at the Chamber office
  • Membership: Chamber officers and Executive Director of the Chamber
  • Objective: Provide oversight of the general business of the Chamber of Commerce.

  • Legislative Review: 
  • Chair: Merry Whitham
  • Committee members: Glenn Cope

  • Meeting Date: Varies
  • Membership: Open to any Chamber member.
  • Objective: To improve the business climate and quality of life in Tonkawa through governmental/ legislation involvement at the local, state, and federal levels.

  • Business and Retail Development: 
  • Chair: Dianne Smith
  • Committee members: Scott Leiding, Kirk Henderson, Ken Crowder, Audrey Schmitz, Glenn Cope

  • Meeting Date: 4th Monday of each month at 3:00 pm. at the Chamber office
  • Membership: Open to any Chamber Member
  • Objective: Support and enhance Tonkawa’s business community in the areas of business development, education, communication and networking opportunities through specific programs and activities directed to the needs of business.

  • President Elect: Glenn Cope

  • Golf Tournament: 
  • Chair: TBA
  • Committee members: TBA 
  • Meeting Date: Varies
  • Membership: Open to any Chamber Member
  • Objective: Plan a day of fun for all Chamber members.

  • Youth Sports:
  • Chair: Chad Schultz
  • Youth Sports Director: Chance Cox
  • Committee members: William Palmer, Michelle Owen, Jeremy Morrill, Roger Wano, Jay Neal, Chad Shultz
  • Meeting Date: 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Chamber office
  • Membership: Committee Appointment, President-elect serves as ex-officio on this committee
  • Objective: Provide quality community youth and adult recreation programs and prudently direct thesprograms to provide maximum benefit to the community.

  • Vice President: Merry Whitham

  • Tourism: 
  • Chair: Melinda Glasgow
  • Committee members: Rex Ackerson
  • Meeting Date: 4th Monday of each month at 12 p.m. at the Chamber office
  • Membership: Open to any Chamber member
  • Objective: To increase visitor traffic and promote Tonkawa tourism attractions.

  • Subcommittees of Tourism:

  • 4th of July Celebration: 
  • Chair: Christi Gonzalez
  • Committee members: Charlie Conaghan, David Fruits
  • Meeting Date: Varies
  • Membership: Open to any Chamber Member
  • Objective: Plan a celebration with entertainment, fun, and food for the whole family.

  • Good Vibrations Car Show:
  • Chair: Carson Creed
  • Committee members: Pam Johnson, Rich Johnson, Candace Myer, Braden Myer, Jennifer Robbins
  • Meeting Date: Varies
  • Membership: Open to any Chamber Member
  • Objective: Plan a destination event for Tonkawa bringing visitors to our community.

  • Olde Tyme Christmas: 
  • Chair: Nikki Shultz
  • Committee members: Charlie Conaghan, Glenn Cope
  • Meeting Date: Varies
  • Membership: Open to any Chamber Member
  • Objective: Plan a downtown celebration for the whole community and support holiday promotions.

  • Past President: Scott Leiding

  • Ambassadors/Leadership Development: 
  • Chair: Dianne Smith
  • Committee members: Brad Purdy, Bob Steichen, Janine Roth, Irene Ackerson, Jaime Randall, Braden Myer, Stephanie Rector, Sandy Linton, Anita Simpson, Pam Stinson
  • Meeting Date: 3rd Friday of each month at 12 p.m. at Simple Simon’s Pizza
  • Membership: Open to any Chamber Member
  • Objective: Actively recruit and retain Chamber members, develop emerging and existing community leaders and encourage their involvement in the Chamber and the community.

  • Agriculture: 
  • Chair:
  • Committee members:
  • Meeting Date: Varies
  • Membership: Open to any Chamber Member
  • Objective: Plan an agriculture appreciation dinner for local area farmers and ranchers.

  • Education:
  • Chair: Jill Shackelford
  • Committee members: Rex Ackerson, Carol Diemer, Connie Elliott, Jayme Evans, Cara Beth Johnson, Rae Ann Kruse, Kelly Martin, Jeremy Owen, Kyle Simpson, Lori Simpson, Judy Smith
  • Meeting Date: 1st Monday of each month at 12 p.m. at the Superintendent’s board room
  • Membership: Open to any Chamber Member
  • Objective: Integrate business support by pursuing better communication and supporting the educational community of Tonkawa.

  • Treasurer: Ricardo Soto

  • Finance: Chair: Ricardo Soto
  • Committee members: Janet Vines, Merry Whitham
  • Meeting Date:
  • Membership: Chamber Treasurer, Executive Director of the Chamber, Vice President
Objective: Provide financial oversight to the Chamber of Commerce regarding budget, capital expenditures, and code of conduct.
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