The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce maintains several standing committees necessary to the ongoing operations of the Chamber.
Committee Chair – Jill Tremblay,
The Executive Committee is comprised of GCVCC Board Members. It is composed of the Chairman of the Board, Immediate Past Chairman, Chairman-Elect, Treasurer, Vice Chair, Secretary, and President/Chief Executive Officer. The Executive Committee shall assist and advise the Chairman and it shall be vested with the powers of authority as are delegated to it by the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee may act for the Board of Director’s when the Board is not in session, but it shall be accountable to the Board of any action taken.
Committee Chair – Toni Merrihew, Chandi Group USA
The Finance Committee is comprised of Board Members. It is composed of the Treasurer, and additional members of the Board of Directors. The Finance Committee is responsible for preparing the annual budget for full Board review and approval. The Finance Committee has primary charge of the budget throughout the fiscal year, recommending adjustments if needed.
Committee Chair – Ezeikiel Bonillas, Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians
The Audit Committee is comprised of Board Members. It is composed of the Committee Chairman and additional members of the Board of Directors. The Audit Committee should take an active role in the prevention and deterrence of fraud and an effective ethics and compliance program. It is responsible for reviewing draft audit financial statements and management letter comments as well as the implementation of such comments as deemed necessary. The Audit Committee shall meet as deemed necessary.
Business Legislative Advocacy Council
Committee Chair – Julio Figueroa, ATT&T
The Business Legislative Advocacy Council is comprised of a Committee Chair and two additional board members that are interested in representing the interest of business with government. The committee is also comprised of industry leaders from around the valley selected for their knowledge of key segments of our local economy. This committee is charged with an ongoing effort to educate, engage, inform and provide resources to the business community. Each month the Business Legislative Advocacy Council connects Legislative Representatives and interested business community members on a monthly basis. This committee is open for Member participation, contact the chamber for additional information.
Committee Chair – Carmen Contreras, State Farm Insurance
The Events Committee shall consist of a Committee Chair and additional Board Members that are interested in promoting the activities of the Chamber. The Events Committee shall meet as deemed necessary. The committee’s responsibilities include creating and assisting with innovative events and activities which engage Chamber members and the community. This committee is open for Member participation, contact the chamber for additional information.
Committee Chair – Barbara Chodos, Desert Sun Media Group
The Membership Committee shall consist of a Committee Chair and additional Board Members that are interested in promoting membership to the Chamber. They work with management to ensure members are receiving the benefits they need, as well as communicating those benefits to potential members. This committee is open for Member participation, contact the chamber for additional information.
Committees may be appointed by the Chairman of the Board with approval of the Board for special purpose projects not covered by the activities of a “standing” committee. An ad-hoc/temporary committee’s purpose and membership shall be reviewed by each new succeeding Chairman of the Board, and the same may be confirmed, modified or abolished.
Regional Influence of GCVCC Being Felt Opinion Editorial by Joshua Bonner The All Valley Legislative Lunch held May 12th was not unlike many legislative events our valley hosts annually. Local Assembly and State Senate members shared updates on pending legislation, current initiatives, and projects that are important to them. There was some common ground, some […]