Chamber Committees

Chamber Committees

Economic Development
Chair Person: Barry Hancock
bhancock@cienda.com

The purpose of this committee is to promote economic development through advocacy primarily with the City of Dallas, but also at the County and State levels. Meetings are held the second Wednesday, every other month starting in January, at 8:00am in the Chamber Conference Room.

Membership Services
Chair Person: Yaphet Tadesse
yaphet.tadesse@edwardjones.com

The Membership Services committee maintains member relations and looks at what additional services and programs that Chamber can offer to help its members and their businesses. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 9:00am in the Chamber Conference Room.

Transportation
Chair Person: Katrina Keyes
kkeyes@kstrategies.com 

The Transportation committee addresses transportation-related issues for the Oak Cliff and Greater Dallas area. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of every month at 8:00am in the Chamber Conference Room.

Quality of Life
Chair Person: Dr. Martin Koonsman
martinkoonsman@mhd.com

This is a working committee responsible for promoting economic development in the Oak Cliff, i.e. transportation, cultural arts, public safety, parks, etc. by advocating for positive policies and practices that would help make Oak Cliff an environment-friendly community. Neighborhood and business associations will be encouraged to send a representative for this committee. The committee will also make recommendations on efforts that the Chamber might endorse or implement to improve the quality of life in Oak Cliff. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 8:00am in the Chamber Conference Room.

Education
Chair Person: Bryon Ding
bryon.ding@lifeschools.net

The purpose of this committee is to promote economic development by improving education in the area and addressing education issues. The committee is also responsible for conducting a scholarship program along with the Educator of the Year awards. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month at 8:00am in the Chamber Conference Room.

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Ambassadors
Chair Person: Jorge Baldor
jlb1519@gmail.com 

The committee maintains member relations as well as attends Chamber members’ Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 8:00am in the Chamber Conference Room.

Gala
Chair Person: Amanda Lake
c_k_capital@yahoo.com

This committee coordinates the Chamber’s annual Gala fundraiser. Meetings are held every Friday at 9:00am in the Chamber Conference Room.

Legislative Affairs
Chair Person: Scott Chase
scott.chase@fghlaw.net

The purpose of this committee is to monitor legislation and regulation at all levels of government to be a communication channel between the Chamber and public officials. Meetings are held the second Thursday, every other month starting in February, at 8:00am in the Chamber Conference Room.