Councils & Task Forces

Chamber members are the lifeblood of our organization. The committees and task forces created represent major areas of concern to our business community. Each committee, in its own defined domain, helps pursue the Chamber mission and improve the quality of our community environment.

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Ambassadors attend business grand openings, ribbon cutting ceremonies, and serve as the official welcoming group at some Chamber events.
Co-Chairs: Tiffany Yonge, Kelly Services, 541/687-9558 and Cam Taylor, Taylored Benefits, 541/434-2468

Economic Development Council

Members of the Economic Development Council are appointed by the Chamber Board of Directors. The group meets to forward Chamber policy and strategies designed to strengthen the local economy.
Contact: Dave Hauser, President, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, 541/242-2350

Emerald Awards Nomination Committee

Evaluates nominations of businesses for the Emerald Awards, an annual celebration that recognizes local businesses for making positive contributions to the health and vitality of our community.
Contact:  Dave Hauser, President,, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, 541/242-2350

Finance Committee

Finance Committee members are appointed by the Board of Directors to provide oversight and policy direction to the Board regarding the financial operations of the Chamber.
Chair: Cathy Worthington, Worthington Business Services, 541/431-0045

Future First Citizen Committee

The Future First Citizen Committee recognizes outstanding school and community service through the sponsorship of the Future First Citizen Award and scholarships for local high school seniors.
Contact: Dave Hauser, President,, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, 541/242-2350
Greeters Committee

The Greeters meet weekly to learn about area businesses and events, and provides opportunities for business and social networking for Chamber members. The Greeters offer several special events and goodwill trips throughout the year. Co-Chairs: Vaden Francisco, Harrang Long Gary Rudnick, 541/485-0220 and Tim DePaepe, Edward Jones Investments, 541/484-0766

Joint Chamber Golf Committee

The Joint Chamber Golf Committee organizes and presents the annual Joint Chamber Golf Classic for the members of the Eugene and Springfield Chambers of Commerce.
Contact:  Dave Hauser, President, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, 541/ 242-2350

Latino Business Network

Designed to promote the success of Latino owned and/or managed businesses. Participants will gain information, advice and mentor one another.
Chair: Ashley Espinoza, Bicoastal Media, Inc., 541/753-8546

Local Government Affairs Council

The 25-member Local Government Affairs Council (LGAC) is appointed by the Chamber Board of Directors. LGAC meets on a weekly basis to review and take action on public policy issues that impact the local economy. Members are welcome to attend. Vacancies are announced in Chamber publications.
Chair: Bill Whalen, Summit Bank, 541/684-7526

Leadership Eugene-Springfield Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides the development and oversight of the Chamber’s comprehensive community leadership program Leadership-Eugene Springfield.
Chair: Chris Boone, Boone Insurance Associates, 541/345-3707

Membership Council

Works to continue the growth of the Chamber by presenting our new member orientation program and other activities. Chair: Rick Scarbrough, Evergreen Land Title, 541/741-1981

Women Business Leaders

Promotes the success of businesses owned, managed and/or operated by women. Women Business Leaders is a group where accomplished women in a leadership position in their firm can advise, support and mentor one another.
Chair: Barbara Evarts, Houck Evarts & Company, 541/485-7254

Young Professionals Network

The focus of YPN is to provide young business professionals (those in their 20s and 30s) with networking opportunities and relevant personal and professional development topics.
Chair: Robert San Jose, State Farm Insurance, 541/743-0602