Leadership

Mission:

The mission and purpose of the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce is to foster development of a healthy economic community through the support and promotion of businesses, Chamber members and Skamania County, Washington as an exceptional place to visit, live, work and play.

 

 

2016 SKAMANIA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:  
President: Scott Anderson
President-Elect: Karen Douglass
Secretary: Bill Shelton 
Treasurer: Debby Tennison
   
EX-OFFICIO DIRECTORS:  
City of Stevenson Nick Hogan
City of North Bonneville Craig Forster
Skamania County Doug McKenzie
Port of Skamania County Todd Kingston
Stevenson-Carson School District Karen Douglass
Wind River Business Association  
North Bonneville Business & Community   
Stevenson Business Association Scott Anderson
Skamania Lodge Ken Daugherty
Bonneville Hot Springs Resort/ E.J. Tippel
  Carson Hot Springs Golf & Spa  
   
GENERAL DIRECTORS:  
McCaskell Construction Kristy Arnett
Tennison Accounting Debby Tennison
Current Communications Johanna Roe
Mount Pleasant School District Vicki Prendergast
Entertainer/Training Consultant Bill Shelton
Invision Inc. David Bennett
A & J Select Market John Mobley
ProActive Pest Control Chris Malone 
   
CHAMBER STAFF:  
Executive Director Casey Roeder
Administrative Manager Angie Waiss
Visitor Services (seasonal) Theresa Lusty
Visitor Services (seasonal) Mary Burchette
Visitor Services (seasonal) Denise Melton

 

General Directors are elected to the Board by the general membership to serve a three-year term.  Ex-Officio Directors are appointed by their agency or organization and have voting rights.

 

Executive Committee members are elected at the beginning of each calendar year and serve one year.

 

Chamber Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Courthouse Annex meeting room.

 

Goals and Strategic Plan:

 

The Chamber Board of Directors holds an annual retreat and sets the goals for the next year. In 2016, the following items were identified as priorities:

  • Promotion of Skamania County using Sasquatch as our brand.
  • Visitor services including the seasonal satellite visitor center at Bridge of the Gods.
  • Countywide event calendar distribution program.
  • Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance leadership.
  • Trade show participation throughout the Pacific Northwest.
  • Operating a retail center offering souvenirs, guide books, t-shirts, maps, etc.
  • Event coordination.
  • Serving as the destination marketing organization for all of Skamania County.

 



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