Committees & Task Forces

Find a Committee That’s Right for You

The Chamber multiplies the effectiveness of local businesses by providing structure, volunteer leadership, professional staff, and full-time office operation to implement an effective business organization that meets the needs of our growing community. By serving on a committee, business community volunteers can share new ideas and learn more about their communities.

Explore Chamber Committees & Task Forces

Utilize your connection with the Chamber and get your company associated with local events that impact your fellow community members.

Ambassador Committee

Chair: Darrell Leven

Objective: Recruit new members and foster membership in the club by mentoring new members.

Meeting Schedule: Noon. Second Wednesday of the month. Location: Chamber office.

Military Affairs Committee

Chair: ElizaBeth Clayton, John Knox Village

Objective: Provide information to community members regarding the economic and emotional impact of the base. Additionally, provide volunteer opportunities and interaction with the squadron.

Meeting Schedule: 3:30 p.m. Third Thursday of the month. Location: Chamber office.

Business Development Council

Chair: Jane Monroe, Embrace the Grape Beverage Catering

Objective: Plan Recess for Success based on issues that are of interest, timely and compelling to businesses.

Meeting Schedule: 8 a.m. Second Wednesday of the month. Location: Chamber office.

Membership Committee

Chair: Nancy Scott, Where Your Money Went

Objective: Conduct contact calls with current members of the Chamber and drive efforts to retain existing members.

Meeting Schedule: Noon. Last Wednesday of the month. Location: Chamber office.

Education Committee

Chair: Karla Williams, Pro Deo Youth Center

Objective: Promote business partnerships with the education community; select four scholarship recipients each year, host a welcome breakfast for new  teachers and the recipient for the LSR-7 Teacher of the Year award.

Meeting Schedule: 8:30 a.m. Third Wednesday of the month. Location: TBD.

Health & Human Services Committee

Chair: Rachelle Lemon, trUbalance Nutrition

Objective: Researche healthcare issues affecting the Lee’s Summit community and publish an online healthcare directory.

Meeting Schedule: 8 a.m. First Thursday of the month. Location: TBD.

Governmental Relations Committee

Chair: Chip Touzinsky, Garver

Objective: Prepare legislation priorities for businesses by studying local, state, and federal legislative issues of interest to businesses. Plan an annual trip to Jefferson City to visit legislators, forums on special issues and elections, and local breakfast or luncheon meetings with the legislators during sessions.

Meeting Schedule: 7:30 a.m. Fourth Friday of the month. Location: Missouri Innovation Campus (Room B101).


Young Professionals Committee

Chair: Haley Wrisinger, Evergreen Chiropractic

Objective: Provide networking opportunities for Chamber professionals between the ages of 21–35. The Young Professionals committee meets monthly to network, learn about the business community, and participate in community service projects.

Meeting Schedule: 11 a.m. Fourth Wednesday of the month. Location: Chamber office.

Annual Gala Task Force

Chair: Joan Vande Voort, Bank Midwest

Objective: The Committee organizes the evening’s entertainment and solicits donations for the auction held at the Annual Gala in February.

Meeting Schedule: TBD (October — February). Location: TBD.

Oktoberfest Committee

Chair: Rachel Dyer, Dyer Oil Graphics

Objective: Plan the Annual Lee’s Summit Oktoberfest festival for the last weekend in September.

Meeting Schedule: 4 p.m. Second Tuesday of the month (April—September). Location: TBD.

Golf Task Force

Chair: Drew Reynolds, Edward Jones-Office of Drew Reynolds, Financial Advisor

Objective: Organize the Chamber’s annual summer golf tournament each year.

Meeting Schedule: 4 p.m. Second Tuesday of the month (March—May). Location: Chamber office.

Holiday Reception Task Force

Chair: Dina Canseco, Country Club Bank – Downtown

Objective: Organize and coordinate the Holiday Reception that takes place the first week of December.

Meeting Schedule: October—December. Location: Chamber office.

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Reasons to Join a Committee or Task Force

The best way to spread the word about your business is to make connections. Whether you’re a new entity or a veteran company that has been around for decades, you’ll grow your reputation the more you interact with the powerful people in your community.

Committees Give You Credibility


Committees Provide Exposure


Committees Provide Networking Opportunities


Members Receive an Influential Voice on Large-Scale Issues


Untapped Contacts from Other Members


Keep Up-to-Date on Local Business News


Numerous Opportunities to Engage the Community