2015-2016 Planning Councils and Committees
Influence decisions. Make new contacts. Impact your community.
Join a committee.
Committee members influence decisions, make new contacts, generate new leads, and impact the community by volunteering. Please review the various committees available for you to join as an exclusive member benefit. We will contact you with information about committee participation! We welcome volunteers throughout the year!
Albuquerque Reads Committee
Make a difference in a kindergartner's life. Join the Albuquerque Reads Committee and help plan and implement this outstanding and successful program. The committee's work includes program expansion, volunteer recruitment, logistics, fundraising efforts, and more! Albuquerque Reads is now in four schools and we hope to add schools in the years to come. Test results reveal that tutoring kindergartners at their school, one-on-one, makes a difference. Work with us to keep this critical program moving forward! Meetings convene monthly.
Albuquerque Reads Tutors
Provide volunteer opportunities for your employees and make a difference in the life of a child. Studies show that if a child cannot read at grade level by third grade, he or she will probably drop out of high school. Albuquerque Reads reverses this growing problem. Help a young child learn to read by volunteering to tutor kindergarten students at one of the participating Albuquerque Public Schools. Training is provided. The program achieves dramatic results. Help a child today by becoming a tutor!
Establish relationships early on with new or expanding companies by representing the Chamber and your own business at various events as an Ambassador. Participate in groundbreaking and ribbon cutting ceremonies for new or expanding businesses and share in recognizing their achievements. Ambassadors also participate in recognizing member anniversaries, helping increase member participation in Chamber programs, and briefing new members about Chamber services. Meetings convene every other month.
Crime And Safety Planning Council
Crime is an economic development issue. The Chamber focuses on property crimes with the goal of creating a safer environment in which to live and work in central New Mexico. The Council provides members an opportunity to help develop policies, craft legislation and support initiatives that will reduce crime in general and property crimes, such as auto theft, business and home burglaries, and check fraud in particular. Council members work closely with law enforcement agencies and other community groups to advocate for initiatives that enhance public safety, which in turn supports economic growth. Meetings convene every six weeks.
Military Affairs/ Armed Forces Banquet Planning Committee
Support our local military community. The Chamber's Military Affairs committee works closely with Kirtland Air Force Base and local military offices to support our men and women in uniform. Held on Armed Forces Day each May, the Armed Forces Banquet black-tie optional, formal event is the largest military gala in the state of New Mexico. Outstanding service men and women receive awards and recognition. The event also features a nationally renowned military leader as the keynote speaker. Meetings convene August through May.
Transportation Planning Council
The Chamber works closely with its regional partners in addressing transportation issues that affect the economic success of the region. The planning council focuses on several multi-modal projects including highway infrastructure improvement, light rail and public transportation alternatives. Council members also work with local, state and federal authorities to address the transportation issues which impact the region. Meetings convene every six weeks.