The Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce relies on its committees to drive the programs that make it so successful. We urge you to add your voice to our work as we build a dynamic new slate of Chamber events, activities and programs to help face the challenges and seize the opportunities that will strengthen your business and build a brighter future for our city.
Public Policy Committee
Susana Villegas, Chair
The Public Policy Committee is the advocate arm of the Chamber that analyzes existing and proposed legislation and ordinances at the local, state, and federal levels and then provides recommendations to the Board for a position and action. Board positions are then communicated to members, the community, and elected officials. Meetings are held the LAST Wednesday of every month at 3:00pm.
Nick Lee, Chair
The Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce works hand in hand with businesses, the city and members of the community, all committed to making Chula Vista one of the nation’s premier places to live, work and play. The Economic Development Committee promotes economic growth in Chula Vista by supporting and encouraging local business expansion and relocation efforts for all categories of commerce. The committee also monitors the city's economic development efforts within South County and the County in general, and it monitors State and Federal initiatives that impact economic growth and development. Committee meetings offer a venue for discussion on efforts related to economic development. The Committee meets the LAST Wednesday of each month at 3:00pm.
Lourdes Valdez, Chair
The Membership Committee coordinates the Chamber's Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings, Ground Breakings and "Together Thursday Mixers." Its members are the official greeters at all Chamber events. Committee members also assist with membership retention and acquaint new and existing members with the Chamber's networking programs. The Membership Committee is involved with membership recruitment and retention. Members are tasked with cultivating ideas to enhance membership benefits and bring awareness to local businesses on the positive aspects of becoming and/or continuing Chamber membership. The committee affords members the opportunity to network with their peers and discuss ideas relevant to membership growth. Members meet the First Thursday of each month at 11:45am. Please contact our office for location: (619) 420-6603.
Dr. Francisco Escobedo & Dr. Karen Janney, Co-Chairs
Education is important to Chula Vista’s residents and with the steadily expanding population, the commitment to excellence in the educational arena continues to be a top priority. Chula Vista is progressive and presents a myriad of educational opportunities. Located within the city limits are excellent elementary, junior and senior high schools, as well as Southwestern College, National University and the University of Phoenix. The mission of the Education Committee is to provide the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors with recommendations on issues affecting education. Through Board resolutions and support, this mission also includes creating partnerships between the business community and the entire education community. Using a broad range of actions, these partnerships will enrich students' lives and ensure that students are prepared for the workplace of tomorrow. Meetings are held quarterly on the 4th Thursday of the month at 12:00pm at different school locations.