Zephyrhills Chamber Board of Directors


Mission Statement

The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce advances economic growth and prosperity in our community.

Program of Work Fiscal Year 2018-19

Delivering mission-critical programs and services

The Board of Directors evaluates operational and fiscal policy, programs, services, and strategic alignment with stakeholder expectations annually through a strategic planning process. The Annual Program of Work identifies measurable goals and strategies around the four tenets of Membership, Economic Development and Government Affairs, Community, and Governance. FY2017-18 Goals and Outcomes are summarized below.


Membership Goals

Encourage membership and retention through innovative programs, services and benefits.

Board Liaison & Committee Chair: Sam Abrahani

  • Grow membership by net 3.0%
  • Achieve annual retention rate of 85%
  • Increase member investor package purchases by 50%
  • Board members shall participate in at least one committee, attend one program or function per month, and attend/sponsor or volunteer for one of the major fundraising events: Annual Banquet, Golf Tournament or BBQ & Blues
Your Success is our goal

Economic Development and Government Affairs Goals

Position the greater Zephyrhills area as the preferred location for business growth in East Pasco County.

Board Liaison & Committee Chair: Skip Skairus

  • Support small business owners and new business growth through one new Business Retention and Expansion Program and development of one new Service Line
  • Develop a strategic plan to improve vocational education in Zephyrhills
  • Position the chamber as the premier service provider for small business

Community Outreach Goals

Enhance the quality of life in the greater Zephyrhills community through leadership, programs and fundraising.

Board Liaison & Committee Chair: Vicky Jones

  • Deliver two programs that encourage local youth citizenship, leadership and community service
  • Fund and award $5,000 in scholarships to local youth
  • Evaluate establishment of one future leaders or mentoring program

Governance Goals

The Chamber will maintain exceptional operational policies and procedures based on best practices nonprofit standards

Board Liaison & Committee Chair: Melonie Monson

  • Update the policies and procedures handbook for all positions (employed and volunteer) to include cross-training and/or staff education plan.
  • 75 members and 15 board members will participate and be engaged in Committees
  • Create a new Customer Services Position to support Business & Visitors Center operations 

Officers 2018-2019

Randy-Stovall

President

Dr. Randy Stovall
PHSC Provost Emeritus

David West

Vice President

David West
Make a Difference, Inc

John Scott

Treasurer

John Scott
Gulf Coast Financial Strategies

Patty Richter

Secretary

Vicky Jones
Palm Tree Acres

Board of Directors

Sam Abrahani

Director

Sam Abrahani
Zephyrhills Moose Lodge

Kathy Britton

Director

Kathy Britton
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Ken-Burgess

City Council Liaison

Ken Burgess
City of Zephyrhills

Carolyn Hodges

Director

Carolyn Hodges
Faithful Friends Pet Cremation

Alex Hulbert

Director

Alex Hulbert
Dewberry

Amanda Maggard

Director

Amanda Maggard
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills

Randy Light

Director

Randy Light
Light Insurance

Skip Skairus

Director

Skip Skairus
CenterState Bank

Staff

Rod Mayhew

Executive Director

Melonie Monson

Rima Shah

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Rima Shah

Eleanor Cornelius

Membership Coordinator

Eleanor Cornelius

Beth Hickman

Administrative Assistant

Beth Hickman

Credibility, networking, affordable advertising and access to services and programs are the primary reasons member organizations join. Return on investment, many times over, is the reason they stay.

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