Austin LGBT Chamber Committees
We are growing and changing the way we are governed. Our board has decided to adopt a committee structure to make recommendations to the board. The committees below will consist of board directors as well as general members. Members will apply to serve on the committee for 12 months. Each committee will meet 4-6 times in 2018 unless otherwise noted. Serving on a committee is a pathway to serving on the board.
Committees and their composition and areas of responsibilities are listed below:
Advocacy and Policy Committee
This committee will research ordinances, regulations, and propositions at the local, state and national levels that will impact the LGBTQ business community. It will recommend positions to take to the board who will then vote on whether to adopt the recommendations. This committee will mainly work by email and meet only when necessary.
Chair: Claire Bow
Ambassadors are chamber members committed to welcoming new members and strengthening the bonds of membership! They attend orientations, ribbon cuttings and mixers. They are so special that they get their pictures on our website. They let people know about our programs and resources, and act as a buddy for new members, reaching out to the new member, personally inviting them to an upcoming event, and introducing them to other members. This committee will also review ALGBTCC’s membership numbers and structure. It's goal is to support the chamber's membership goals as outlined in our strategic plan. It will review ALGBTCC's membership structure and recommend changes as appropriate. It will also drive partnerships and collaborations to increase membership. Serving as an ambassador is a pathway to serving on the board.
Chair: Paola Aguillon
Programs and Communications Committee
This committee is tasked with strategies for securing funding for ALGBTCC, keeping in mind our current programs. It will review ALGBTCC’s sponsorship structure, identify potential donors and corporate partners, and ensure that our communication reflects our mission and programs. This committee also oversees our major events; Austin LGBT Biz Day, BigGay Kick Off Party, Business of Pride Awards, PROUD! Gala, SAVOR - A Taste of LGBT Austin, and our monthly networking events as these have fundraising goals and therefore sponsorship drives. This committee will also provide feedback to the board and staff on new outreach initiatives like Queer People of Color in Business, Pride in Business Roundtable and the Young Professionals group.
Chair: Joe McAdams
Supplier Diversity Committee
Formally the LGBTBE Committee, this group is directed with increasing programming and growth in the numbers of certified LGBT Business Enterprise businesses through education of resources and value while delivering more training vital for certified businesses. This committee will also review ALGBTCC’s sponsorship structure, identifying potential new corporate partners.
Chair: Mia Parton
Interested in serving on any ALGBTCC committees for 2018? Complete this online application.