Foundation Committees

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Gilbert Chamber! When you serve on a committee, you can expect to help shape the leaders and workforce of tomorrow. Our committees help to support the important programs of the Gilbert Chamber Foundation.


Business & Education Committee

Purpose: Serves to identify and support opportunities for students to gain workforce experience, opportunities for educators to prepare students for the workforce, and opportunities for industry professionals to serve as a resource to the education community, including classroom speaking/demonstrations, curriculum advisement and more. This is a working committee. Members of this committee should expect to receive specific roles, duties, and assignments.

Term: Ongoing. Members must meet minimum meeting attendance requirements.

Meetings: Meetings are typically held the third Monday of each month at 3:45 p.m.

The Business and Education Committees goals are to build a connection between local secondary and post-secondary schools and business and industry partners in Gilbert. Building this strong foundation is essential to developing the next generation work-force for Gilbert. The committee sponsors programs and events to build these connections that bring the classroom into the business world and the businesses of Gilbert into the classroom through events with educators and students. As we work together to prepare individuals for 21st century careers we must also support the efforts of educators to in developing the needed skills to ensure the success of these individuals and our local businesses. Craig Pearson, Chair of the Business and Education Committee

Gilbert Leadership Board

Purpose: Serves to maintain and further develop the Gilbert Leadership program, including the selection of class members and management of the program's budget. Members of this Board must be graduates of the program and must be appointed to the position. A financial contribution of $100 is required each year.

Terms: Three years; eligible for one consecutive renewal of three years.

Meetings: Meetings are typically held the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Gilbert Leadership delivers an immersive leadership program with a robust curriculum focused on exploring civic, business and local challenges & opportunities within the Town of Gilbert with a purpose of increasing citizen engagement in the community. The board is excited to collaborate with participants to enhance individual leadership skills and promote awareness & advance leaders for the future. Thank you to the Alumni, Board Members and Class Members who have supported Gilbert Leadership for 29 years! Tim Colquhoun, Gilbert Leadership Board Chair

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