Committees

Get involved! Membership in the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce is your foothold to connect with other business professionals and become more involved in the community. Experience the rewards of volunteering and help make the community where you live and work a better place by joining one of our committees! Chamber Committees are OPEN to participation by Chamber Members and their representatives. The activities of our Chamber are carried out at the committee level, making Chamber committees an essential component to the Chamber’s work of accomplishing our mission statement. Each committee allows for different levels of participation. Find your fit!

Chamber Ambassadors

Sharon Obre-Williams, Chair

The purpose of this program is to enhance the visibility of and promote general membership in the Chamber. Ambassadors serve as the public relations arm by developing a two-way communication between themselves and the membership. They assist in the critical role of membership retention by calling on members to update them on current activities, policies, and special events as well as asking how the Chamber can better serve them. Chamber Ambassadors are our boots on the ground!

Education / Workforce Committee

Toni Myer, Chair

Mary Arrasmith, Chair

The Education / Workforce Committee is active in all levels of educational attainment from Pre-K to college. It works closely with the West Baton Rouge Parish School officials and the business community to promote meaningful quality education and workforce opportunities for our students. This committee also spearheads programs in career and tech education so that our incoming workforce’s skills are aligned with our current employers’ needs.

Events Committee

Sandra Hughes, Chair

This extremely active committee coordinates all Chamber signature events, such as: Annual Chamber Banquet & Silent Auction, Annual Membership Appreciation Event, Annual Chamber Golf Classic, Annual Sporting Clays Tournament, and many more. You will help provide members with professional and well-managed events offering opportunities for sponsorships, showcasing their businesses, connecting with other businesses all while enjoying fun and camaraderie.

Governmental Affairs Committee

Scott Gaudin, Chair

The Governmental Affairs Committee actively monitors business-related legislation and issues at the local, state and federal levels and measures the impact on our business community. Help represent the Chamber’s Membership as a collective voice for business through advocacy.

Economic Development Committee

Kevin Durbin, Chair

The Economic Development Committee is responsible for leading the Chamber’s efforts in accomplishing action items in the West Baton Rouge Parish’s Strategic Plan. It also has its ears to the ground on possible economic development initiatives in our community, as well as formulating ideas of our own to expand, retain, attract, and improve businesses.

Communications Committee

Lis Patrick, Chair

The Communications Committee is essentially the face and voice of the Chamber. These marketing gurus assist with the Chamber brand, develop the marketing and communications plan, as well as keeping up with trends in social media.