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Chamber Committees

The Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber has the following standing committees. Each of them offers opportunity for you to participate in programs and activities that will benefit your business and our whole community. If you or someone in your business would like to serve on a committee, please contact the committee chairman. Thank You!


The Values That Drive Our Organization

Business Development Committee
Executive Committee

Chair: Doug Elliott, Kootenai Electric Cooperative.
Staffed by: Linda Coppess

The governing and finance committee of the Chamber comprised of the past chair, current chair, chair elect, treasurer and three vice chairs.

Education Committee

Chair: Amy Voeller, The Salvation Army Kroc Center: (208) 771-0174, and
Jeanette Laster, Human Rights Education Institute: (808) 816-9333,
Staffed by Ann Wilkey

Serves as a link between the business and education communities in support of quality education in the Coeur d’Alene area.

Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month, 12:00 p.m. at the chamber. 

Leadership Coeur d'Alene

Chair: Michael Armon
Staffed by Ann Wilkey

Acquaints and equips potential Coeur d’Alene leaders with tools for leadership. Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 12:30 p.m. at the chamber.

Class sessions are held the 4th Thursday of the month, March through February. Participation by application only.

Membership Outreach Committee

Chair: Becky Leighton Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Staffed by
Kerri Jensen

Develops strategies to promote and grow a strong, active, and healthy member community. Assists at all chamber events and ribbon cuttings.

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. at the chamber.

Nonprofit Committee

Chair: Liz Montgomery, Safe Start: (208) 557-4371
Staffed by Briana Francis

Addresses the opportunities and challenges faced by nonprofit organizations in Kootenai County.

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9:30am at the chamber office.

Public Policy Committee

Chair: Lauren Benedict, Knudtsen Chevrolet: (208) 664-8107.
Staffed by: Katie Rose Hargreaves

Joint committee with Post Falls, Hayden and Rathdrum Chambers.

Monitors local, state and federal government issues and provides input to the chamber’s board of directors regarding recommended positions and strategies.

Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 11:00 a.m. alternating chamber locations (Post Falls and CDA). While legislation is in session, the committee meets every other week.

Natural Resources Committee

Chair: Justin Shaw, HMH Engineering: (208) 518-8850.
Staffed by Briana Francis

Promotes and protects our area’s natural resources as well as furthering the interest of the natural resource-based industries: timber, mining and agriculture.

Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month, 7:30 a.m. at the chamber.

” When we approach our businesses and our community with the intention of not only prospering ourselves, but also with the intent of creating an environment and foundation for future success, we will see our society soar to even greater heights.”
Jim Pierce

” Besides the various networking and social events, there are countless opportunities to grow from interactions with the collective talents and experience within each committee.”
Mike Ward

” You can be an observer of change or a participant. Spend some time at any Chamber event, or become involved in a committee, and you quickly realize our members are the latter.”
Darin Hayes