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.

Over the last four years, this committee has done amazing things to connect business, industry and government for the improvement of all. This committee is dedicated and effective - we have innovative ideas and, with the support and leadership of the Chamber, we have been able to see many of those ideas come to fruition. We are who are working to connect business and education in meaningful ways. Annette Schmidt, Committee Chair, Higley Unified School District

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 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's focus on developing tomorrow's leaders through networking, team building, and personal as well as professional development is unparalleled. This year I am especially excited to be Chair of the Board as we are working on introducing new curriculum we believe will take the program to the next level. We are also working to engage the alumni of the program like never before. Jän Simon, Chair, Foundation Insurance Services

Gilbert Manufacturers Council

Purpose: Serves as a unified voice of local-area manufacturers and invested parties for the purpose of identifying common issues and working together to find solutions. Areas of focus include Workforce Development, Logistics, Capital, and Government Policy and Regulation.

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

Meetings: Meetings are typically held the third Thursday of each month at 7:45 a.m.

I feel it is important to make known the significance of the manufacturing industry on our local and state economy. Along with the other members serving on the Gilbert Manufacturers Council, I feel strongly that manufacturing is a viable career choice with a strong economic impact. We have good, quality companies and good, quality people right here in Gilbert. Brett Manning, Council Chair, Silent Aire USA

Gilbert Technology & Innovation Council

Purpose: To convene local Technology leaders to advance digital wellness in our community with a focus on Advocacy and responsible government policy; Resources and education; New technology and innovation; Digital wellness and the awareness of technology’s social impact.

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

Meetings: Meetings are typically held the third Tuesday of every other month at 3:30 p.m.


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