Task Force

2019 President Jennifer Pike, Clark Pacific has chosen “Connecting the Pieces!” as her theme for the year.

Chamber members, you and/or your employees need to know what opportunities are available in terms of involvement with the organization to which you belong. We want to make sure you are receiving “return on your investment!” You can be “Making Connections”!

This is what your Chamber has to offer you in 2019!

Agri-Business Task Force– Pete Rominger, Chair
To recognize the Chamber’s support of Agriculture and acknowledgement of our Agri-Business community, this committee will be responsible for creating and hosting an Annual Farm & City Fundraising Event.  The Agri-Business Person of the Year will be recognized and honored.   An Outstanding FFA Student from Yolo County will also be selected and awarded the Chamber’s Agri-Business Scholarship as well as the Twyla J. Thompson Women in Agriculture Award & Scholarship.

Downtown Issues Task Force
This committee will partner with the Historic Downtown Group (HDG) serving as a liaison to strengthen the relationship between the Woodland Chamber and the HDG.  When issues are identified that will have an impact on the downtown, the two organizations will work together to foster an economic climate in which small businesses can flourish.

Marketing & Membership Task Force – Mark Ullrich, Chairperson
This committee is responsible for marketing the Chamber. On a yearly basis they are responsible for the production of the Chamber Directory & Community Guide. This group oversees the production of The Chamber Insider publication in the Daily Democrat, the website, and develops social media venues to assist in membership retention and recruitment of new members.  They will be responsible for re-branding the Chamber, creation of a new logo etc. This group also reviews various “benefits” that can be offered to the Chamber members.

Public Policy (& Economic Development) Task Force– Jim Hilliard & Jim Gillette, Co-Chairpersons
Mission: The focus of this task force is to identify, review and discuss issues and legislation of all levels of government which could affect our economic/business climate. The task force hears business/community issues and determines the appropriate forum for educating the memberships or act.  They make recommendations for support or opposition to the Board of Directors. During 2019, this group will be focus on Low Income/Affordable Housing, Zoning Ordinances & Development Fees, the new Research & Technology Park, and a proposed School Bond.

Sustainability Task Force–Meets Monthly at the City of Woodland
Mission: The focus of this committee is to find and promote the appropriate balance between the economic, environmental and social aspects of our community to ensure sustainability for current and future generations.

Water Task Force– Phil Hogan, Chairperson
Mission:  The purpose of task force is to keep the member and community informed on water issues which will offer enhancement of quantity and quality of Woodland’s water supplies.  The committee continues to seek viable solutions to flood protection and water problems through education and programs.

Workforce Development Task Force– Andrea Barton, Chair
Mission:  The purpose of the Chamber’s Business Education Committee is to act as a catalyst for industry and education. This committee assists with the “work-ready” certificate program. The committee will collaborate on a Job Fair during the summer and assist in expanding the City of Woodland’s Summer Internship Program. Assist with the Lee Middle School Spring Career Fair. The committee will develop and implement a Workforce Development Program with ALMS, City, WIB, WJUSD, Y.C. Office of Ed and Woodland Community College.

Also, you can participate with our annual SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENTS!

  • The Golf Tournament at the Yocha Dehe Golf Resort in May. Rick Johnston, Chairperson
  • The Farm City Dinner, Pete Rominger, Chairperson
  • And, the Holiday Parade in December! Candace Klenhard-Burgess & Josh Hilliard, Co-Chairpersons

Want to Network, Build Business Relationships, or Get Leads? Contact Ambassador Liaison Destiny Hammond at [email protected] or 530.662.7327

 Your business will benefit when you get involved and become a part of the active business community!  The Chamber creates a strong economy, promotes the community, provides networking opportunities and presents business interest to Government.

Get Connected – Sign up for a task force today and make a difference!

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