Chamber Committees

We have several working committees perfect for the member’s leadership team and employees to volunteer and support the work of the Chamber, and Muskogee, as your time allows.  Find the right ones to fit your needs and to involve your employees in the community.

Our current standing committees that are open to all Chamber members are:

Agri-Business Committee:
Chair: Cheryl Leatherman; Staff Liaison: Angie O’Neal
Promotes and supports local businesses associated with all components of agriculture, including the Farmer’s Market. The work of this committee supports the annual Muskogee Regional Junior Livestock Show and hosts an Ag Appreciation Dinner each fall. They meet the second Thursday of every month at 3:30 p.m. in the Georgia Pacific Board Room at the Muskogee Chamber of Commerce.

Ambassadors Committee:
Chair: Mike Trimble; Staff Liaison: Kevin Igert
This committee works to ensure our members have the full support of the Chamber and are provided opportunities such as ribbon cuttings, open house, and ground breaking events. The committee meets the first Wednesday of every month over lunch at a Chamber Member restaurant.

Chamber Golf Classic Planning Committee:
Chair:  Mike Trimble; Staff Liaison: Sherry Pilant
The planning committee for our annual golf tournament meets January – April to plan this fun event.  The meetings are typically held on a Friday at 12:00 noon over lunch at the Muskogee Country Club.

Magic Holiday Promotions Committee:
Chair: Darrell Hamby; Staff Liaison: Angela Wilson
Plans and implements the annual Magic Holiday Giveaway event and community-wide retail promotion campaign. This program increases awareness of local retailers, encourages people to shop local, and increases sales tax revenue for the city of Muskogee. The committee typically meets every few weeks in August – December.

Muskogee Vision Committee:
Chair: Jim Eaton; Staff Liaison: D.J. Thompson
The mission and purpose of this think tank is to dream, visualize, and discuss a vision for Muskogee and often serves as an incubator for ideas that improve and foster a positive image for Muskogee. This high energy committee meets the third Friday of every month for a 7:30 a.m. breakfast in the Georgia Pacific Board Room at the Muskogee Chamber of Commerce.

Military & Veterans Affairs Committee:
Chair: Gordan Carline; Staff Liaison:  Angela Wilson
This committee helps the Chamber stay connected to our military and veteran personnel in the workforce, and their families who reside in Muskogee. The annual Veteran Appreciation and Awards event, and all the ancillary activities around the Dinner, are guided by this committee. Meetings are held monthly on the first Thursday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in the Georgia Pacific Board Room at the Muskogee Chamber of Commerce.

Paul Revere Legislative Affairs Committee:
Chair: Jerry McPeak; Staff Liaison: D.J. Thompson
This committee oversees all of the government relations and legislative policy programs of the Chamber, including candidate forums, elected officials roundtables and other events. The committee meets the fourth Friday of the month at 7:30 a.m. in the Georgia Pacific Board Room at the Muskogee Chamber of Commerce.

Tourism Committee:
Chair: Jim Blair; Staff Liaison: Ashley Wilbourn
The Muskogee Chamber of Commerce is the designated provider of tourism services and activities for the City of Muskogee. Our Tourism Committee brings together a multitude of interested citizens and businesses and is made up of Chamber Board Members, City Council members and their appointees, as well as other stakeholders in the community. They oversee and guide all of our tourism activities and initiatives, including our community support grant process. The committee meets the third Wednesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. in the Georgia Pacific Board Room at the Muskogee Chamber of Commerce.

Women’s Leadership Committee:
Chair: Phyllis Spriggs; Staff Liaison: Angela Wilson
This group of extraordinary women meets from January – July of each year to plan one of the largest women’s events in the region. The Chamber’s annual Women’s Leadership Conference and Awards Luncheon draws approximately 200 women every year. The committee plans the conference from start to finish, including securing speakers, planning a fashion show, constructing informative and education conference sessions, and awarding local women who have made a difference. The committee typically meets on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. from January – June.
To learn more about the Women’s Leadership Conference click here.

Other Committees
From time to time, on an as needed basis, the Chamber will form specialized or ad-hoc committees to help meet our mission or the needs of our membership.  If there is something you are particularly interested in, please let us know.