The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce is an independent business advocacy organization that is not affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or any other Chamber of Commerce.


Committees & Task Forces

The community behind Chamber policy.

Behind every SLO Chamber public policy and business advocacy decision is a group of dedicated community volunteers serving in the Chamber’s committee system. Each year more than 150 Chamber members donate their expertise, knowledge and heart in order to impact their community.

Chamber committee positions are annual appointments intended to advise the Chamber Board of Directors. 

Committee applications to open in January
This year the Chamber Board will take a fresh look at how we structure and implement our committees, in an effort to ensure that we are continually improving our volunteer experience.

As a result, the application process for the 2015 committees will open in January, with appointments to committees happening before the end of the first quarter of 2015.

We look forward to continuing to serve you and working together.

Ambassadors Committee
Volunteers committed to keeping the Chamber connected to member needs.
Contact: Jill LeMieux

Diversity Council
Promotes and increases member awareness of the business benefits of diversity.
Contact: Jill LeMieux 

Economic Development Committee
Works to enhance the long-term economic vitality of the city and region; recommends public policy to the Board.
Contact: Charlene Rosales

Issues Evaluation Committee
Analyzes and evaluates near-term issues; assists in developing Chamber policy.  
Contact: Charlene Rosales


Legislative Council
A member forum to learn about and discuss “hot topics.” 
Contact: Charlene Rosales

Sustainability & Resources Council
Helps members see the benefits of sustainable business practices; recommends public policy to the Board.
Contact: Charlene Rosales 

Tourism Council
Exchanges information within the tourism industry.
Contact: Charlene Rosales

Committee Policies

  • Committee members are asked to consider issues on behalf of the Chamber’s 1,400+ members rather than represent any individual interest or organizations.
  • All committee action is advisory only to the Chamber Board of Directors and does not become policy until and unless it is approved by the Board. A quorum is necessary for a committee to take action.  All discussion, deliberations and decisions must remain confidential.
  • Members represent themselves, not their business or organization; therefore, no substitutes may attend a committee meeting in place of an absent member.
  • Committee members are limited to a maximum of three (3) meeting absences during a calendar year.
  • Guests are not allowed at committee meetings unless approved in advance by the committee chair.
  • The committee membership roster is subject to annual review by the Chamber Chairperson of the Board. This review shall take place in December of each year, with new committee members, chair appointments, and carryover members presented to the Board for approval at its January meeting.

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