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Learn, connect, and lead in our Chamber committees

Get engaged on the issues most important to you and the business community by participating in Portland Metro Chamber member committees. Committees are open to all members and provide an opportunity for deeper discussion, understanding, and influence in target topics.

Policy Committees

Committee participants have the opportunity to review possible policy proposals for feedback and approval, hear presentations from key community partners on their policy priorities, meet with Chamber allies and stakeholders, and present their own policy ideas for consideration.

If you are interested in joining a policy committee please contact the staff lead.

Government Relations Executive Committee (GREC)

GREC is the Chamber’s preeminent policy committee, formulating policy recommendations for consideration by the Chamber’s Board of Directors. If you want to be in the know of the latest issues impacting business and have your voice heard, this is the committee for you.

Peter Andrews, Executive Vice President of Brokerage, Melvin Mark Companies

Staff Lead:
Jay Clark, Director, Government Affairs, Portland Metro Chamber

Central City Coalition

This coalition collaborates and advocates on shared policy priorities impacting Portland’s Central City and Downtown areas. If your organization would like to be part of this coalition, please contact the staff lead below for more information.

Staff Lead:
Meikelo Cabbage, Coordinator, Downtown Advocacy, Portland Metro Chamber & Downtown Portland Clean & Safe

Event and Member Interest Committees

These committees focus on topics outside of policy. Again, participation on these committees is available to all Chamber members.

If you are interested in joining a policy committee please contact the staff lead.

A Place with No Ceiling Committee

This committee plans and executes an annual PMC event honoring women and companies breaking the glass ceiling.

Jessica Getman, President, Brown & Brown Insurance

Staff Lead:
Ashley Odil, Senior Director, Events & Sponsorship, Portland Metro Chamber

Downtown Retail Council

This committee supports current and prospective retailers in downtown Portland and engages with elected leaders. Members must be downtown restaurateurs, hoteliers, or retailers.

Courtney Posey, Store Manager, Nordstrom

Staff Lead:
Sydney Mead, Director, Downtown Programs, Portland Metro Chamber

Program Committees

Select programs within the Chamber have volunteer committees to provide strategic guidance and support events.

If you are interested in joining a policy committee please contact the staff lead.

Leadership Portland Alumni Association Leadership Committee

The Leadership Portland Alumni Association organizes ongoing networking and educational opportunities for current and former program participants.

Leadership Portland Alumni Association is led by an elected volunteer committee of former program participants.

Kyle Baisch, Senior Vice President, Portland Market President, Oregon Pacific Bank

Staff Lead:
Kat Langley-Rohklin, Associate Director of Leadership Programming, Portland Metro Chamber

Emerging Professionals of Portland Leadership Committee

Programming and events for Emerging Professionals of Portland (EPOP) are designed in collaboration with an elected, volunteer-led leadership committee.

Jonathan Whitmore, Development Manager, Youth Villages International

Staff Lead:
Becca McCulloch, Events Coordinator, Portland Metro Chamber

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2.) On the left side, select “My Info” to view current committees joined.
3.) Click the green "+" button to join the new committee.

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