• Board of Directors & Staff

  • Mission Statement

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

    Program of Work Fiscal Year 2017-18

    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 five tenets of Membership, Economic Development, Community, Advocacy 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 2.0%.
    • 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.
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  • Economic Development 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.
    • Encourage and develop future leaders, skilled and educated workforce.
  • 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.
    • Continue to train staff in and give quality service in visitor’s center.
  • Advocacy Goals

    Provide membership awareness by tracking and addressing issues affecting members on city, county and state levels.

    Board Liaison & Committee Chair: David West

    • Tag items that impact business. Provide useful information to members regarding relevant proposals via literature and/or forums.
    • Act as your eyes and ears to identify, research, scrutinize and communicate key legislative issues that may impact members business.
    • Meet with elected officials to share our views, influence the introduction, enactment or modification of policy, and ask for their support to ensure a business-friendly environment and the opportunity for economic development.
    • The committee will participate in planning and executing Summit and Forums.

  • Officers 2018-2019

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  • Jasmine Wilkins
    Secretary
    San Antonio Federal Credit Union
     

  • Directors

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  • Amy Chappell
    Director
    CenterState Bank
     

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  • Dean Smith
    Director
    HealthMarkets Insurance
     

  • Kevin Sullivan
  • Kevin Sullivan
    Director
    Nicoletti Law Firm

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  • Sam Turgeon
    Director
    Sunlight Realty
     

  • Staff

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  • Melonie Monson
    Executive Director

     

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  • Eleanor Cornelius
    Membership Coordinator

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  • Beth Hickman
    Administrative Assistant