Committees

Get the most out of your membership in the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce by getting involved in committee service. Please review the Committees below and sign up for the group(s) that best fit your particular areas of interest. If you are interested in joining a committee, you can fill out our form online by Clicking Here.


AMBASSADORS COMMITTEE


Sarah Brown, Ambassadors Chair

Members serve as the welcoming arm of the Chamber at membership events, participate in ribbon cutting ceremonies and deliver new member packets. John C. Hargrave “Ambassador of the Year” awarded at annual meeting.


GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
TomLarson
Tom Larson, Chair of Government Affairs

Encourage local elected officials to expand and improve the area’s road, water and sewer infrastructure; identify needed improvements and assist developers in creating fully-served business-industrial parks. Educate membership on the development of local, state and federal legislation. Lobby elected officials for pro-business legislation and conduct candidate forums.


RETENTION & EXPANSION COMMITTEE


Rene Ray, Chair of Retention & Expansion

Members contact and visit existing industries to monitor the business climate of the La Porte area and encourage and assist with expansion plans. Members develop strategies to address distressed businesses.


EDUCATION COMMITTEE
MarkFrancesconi
Mark Francesconi, Chair of Education

Host the New Teachers Welcome Luncheon. Monitor legislative issues affecting education. Develop and promote business/education partnerships, school-to-work initiatives and school mentorship programs.