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Mission & Vision

Our Mission:  We advocate for our members and Skamania County as an exceptional place to visit, live, work and play.

Our Vision: We envision regional prosperity by energizing business success, fostering community collaboration and embracing year-round enjoyment of the Columbia River Gorge.

2021 SKAMANIA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
President: Chris Malone
President-Elect: Ingrid Colvard
Secretary: Bill Shelton
Treasurer: John Mobley
EX-OFFICIO DIRECTORS:
City of Stevenson Paul Hendricks
Skamania County Tom Lannen
Port of Skamania County Todd Kingston
Stevenson-Carson School District Ingrid Colvard
Wind River Business Association Chris Malone
Stevenson Downtown Association Kelly McKee
Skamania Lodge Kara Owen
GENERAL DIRECTORS:
McCaskell Construction Kristy McCaskell
Rock Cove Assisted Living Elaine Jeffries
Current Communications Johanna Roe
Individual Member Vicki Prendergast
Entertainer/Training Consultant Bill Shelton
Invision Inc. David Bennett
A &  J Select Market John Mobley
CHAMBER STAFF:
Executive Director Angie Waiss
Administrative Manager Angel Knight
Visitor Services (Seasonal) Jessica Roberts

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 Chamber board room.

Goals and Strategic Plan:

“Skamania County Chamber of Commerce is a champion for business.  We support regional prosperity through business promotion, advocacy, collaboration and community connections.”

The Chamber Board of Directors holds an annual retreat and sets the goals for the next year. In 2020, a two-year strategic plan was created and the following were identified as priorities:

  • Tourism
  • Organizational and Financial Sustainability
  • Governance