Committees & Organizations
Chair: - Chris DeVries
The Chamber Advocacy Group maintains a rapport with Legislative bodies on a local, state and national level for the purpose of receiving input from the community and providing feedback to legislators who represent our needs and interests. Activities include The Galveston County Day at the Capitol which provides legislative updates to the Chamber members on important issues affecting the local area and/or member businesses.
Education & Workforce Development
Co-Chairs: Dr. Warren Nichols, College of the Mainland & Dr. Melissa Duarte, Texas City ISD
Supporting a system of education aimed at excellence in the public and private schools and college by awarding scholarships to students from Texas City High School, La Marque High School and College of the Mainland.
Chair: Kirk Broiles
These volunteers act as the face of the Chamber in the community by referring new members, attending events and welcoming new businesses at ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings. They enjoy the rewards of making new contacts, strengthening business relationships.
Leadership Mainland 2021
Chairperson: James Finchum
Chairperson: Sloane Witter
A year long program which helps to train, educate and motivate key employees for future leadership roles within the community. Activities include: Teambuilding retreat, trip to State Capitol, Law/ Justice and County Government, Industry, Economic Development/Tourism, City Government and Education.
Women In Business
Co-Chairs: Caytlyn Stanley, Summer Chapman, JoAnna Alvarado
Monthly events include luncheons and after-hours events. This group will also form a committee to judge nominations for the 1st Annual Women in Leadership Awards.
Co-Chairs: Cathy Woitena, John Snow, Braxton Skipper
For young professionals in the area ages 21 to 45. Monthly events to include luncheons with mentors/speakers and after-hours social events and service opportunities.
Diversity & Inclusion Committee
This group will meet throughout the year to discuss challenges and opportunities to cultivate a diverse business environment in Texas City and La Marque. Meetings will be held in a casual setting to foster open dialogue and exchange of ideas.
Co-Chairs: Dom Orozco and John Amato
Retirees who want to put their years of experience and expertise to use through volunteer service with the Chamber and community. Social meetings held on the first Wednesday of every month at 10 am.
This group is dedicated to getting professionals in the Hospitality and Tourism Industries to network together to exchange ideas, offer mentoring, and promote events in the community.
The Nonprofit Council keeps non-profits informed and empowered to create a positive public policy environment that best supports nonprofits in advancing their missions.