About Us


We encourage our members to join a committee. Most committees meet once a month for an hour. Not only will you be contributing to your community, but you'll be meeting other Chamber members who can refer your business!

Activities Include:
  • Mentoring new members
  • Greeting guests at events
  • Helping members connect
  • Helping members learn what the chamber can do for them

CHAIR: Leslie Swiger, Spherion; Kelsi Waltemire, Susquehanna Bank
Staff Contact: Jill Reddecliff, Director of Member Services

If you are interested in being a part of the Ambassador Committee, please click here to download the application.

Business and Education Partnership
The committee works with business and educators to improve educational opportunities in Washington County.
Programs Include:

  • Chamber University
  • Computer Tips & Tricks
  • Learning Lunch Hour
  • Teacher of the Year

CHAIR: Kathleen O’Connell, Washington County Free Library
Staff Contact:
Donna Long, Director of Operations

 Government Affairs
The committee maintains the Chamber’s relationship with government officials and decides Chamber positions on questions of public policy.
Activities Include:

  • Hosting government forums
  • Hosting candidate forums
  • Lobbying
  • Deciding positions on current legislation
  • Communicating with elected and appointed leaders

CHAIR: Liz Thompson, HM (Herald-Mail Media)
Staff Contact:  President 

Actively recruits new members from business, non-profit, and educational sectors by promoting membership benefits and orienting potential new members towards active participation.

  • Help with periodic Membership campaigns
  • Help new business owners explore the many benefits offered by the Chamber
  • Assist with the retention of current members

Staff Contact:
Kathyrn Gratton, Director of Membership Sales

Special Events and Programs
The Chamber has events that fall outside the mission of the standing committees and we assemble committees for specific events. These can include:

  • Golf Tournaments
  • The Washington County Business Awards

Staff Contact: Donna Long, Director of Operations

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