Serve on a Committee, and
Serve your Community

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.

chamber committee and task force

Make Connections When You Join a Committee 

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


Gain Untapped Contacts from Other Members


Keep Up-to-Date on Local Business News


Numerous Opportunities to Engage the Community

Explore Chamber Committees 

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

Check the Events Calendar to find the next meeting for the committee of your choice. All members are welcome. 

Ambassador Committee

Chair: Tina Walcutt, Door Systems
Staff: Lisa Frogge

Leads efforts to increase membership by recruiting new members and enumerate membership advantages through retention efforts.


  • 8am | 1st Tuesdays
  • Chamber Office

Business Development Council

Chair: Jarvis Sackman, Hillcrest Transitional Housing
Staff: Matt Baird

Identifies and delivers educational and training opportunities for Chamber businesses.

  • 8am | 2nd Wednesdays
  • Chamber Office

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Chair: Terrell Ford, Klassic Transformations
Staff: Linda Driskill

Provides education and opportunities within the chamber that support diversity and inclusion in the LS business community. 


  • 11am | 3rd Tuesdays
  • Bridge Space

sssEducation Committee

Chair: Kelley Manning, Beyond Wealth Advisors
Staff: Megan Gray

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


  • 8:30am | 3rd Wednesdays
  • Location Varies monthly

Governmental Relations Committee

Chair: Rick Viar, Southern Bank
Staff: Matt Baird

Studies statewide and local legislative issues of interest to businesses and prepares annual legislative priorities. 

  • 7:30am | 4th Fridays
  • Missouri Innovation Campus (Room B101)

Health & Human Services Committee

Chair: Amy Schield, Amy Schield Coaching
Staff: Cathy Young

Objective: Research 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.

Legislative Committee

Chair: Rick Smetana, University of Central Missouri – Lee’s Summit
Staff: Matt Baird

Objective: Coming Soon.

Meeting Schedule: Coming Soon.

Military Affairs Committee

Chair: Megan Breedlove, Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery 
Staff: Matt Baird

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.

Young Professionals Committee

Chair: Stachys McLoud, PuroClean
Staff: Denise Elam

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.