Committees and Task Forces

Chamber Members who are interested in serving on one of these committees, please contact the chamber office (503) 636-3634 or e-mail
Executive Committee/Finance Committee
The Executive Committee consists of senior members of the Board of Directors this committee provides updates and insights for the effective management of the 
Government Affairs Committee
The Government Affairs Committee is responsible for researching issues of importance to the business community and then making recommendations to the Board of Directors on how to respond. It may be to endorse or oppose or merely to provide education for the membership to make its own decisions. They also will hold forums on important issues and political forums on candidates running for public office. The committee may also make recommendations to support certain candidates they feel will be friendly to the needs of local business.
Chair: Doug Cushing
Education Committee
Education Committee is responsible for booking speakers for the monthly FORGE Luncheon Series held at Marylhurst University on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. They also coordinate and will take over in 2011 the FORGE Marketing Summit, a 1/2 day event held in January of each year.
Membership Committee
The Membership Committee is responsible for member recruitment and retention strategies, member drives and promotions. The Committee works closely with Chamber staff to achieve their goals. 
Chair: David Morris
Marketing Committee
The Marketing Committee is responsible for creating and implementing the marketing plan, working with other committees to market their needs, surveying the membership, addressing graphic design, website and other technology needs. 
Co-Chairs: Denise Hempel, Erin Preston & John Hanan II
Fusion Partnership Committee (not active at this time)
Responsible for setting the agendas for the Fusion partners to meet as a roundtable several times each year, the annual fall Fusion event for the partner Boards of Directors & the February Community Leader's Breakfast event.
Ambassadors Committee
The Ambassadors Committee is responsible for running the Friday morning Networking events, the semi-monthly Business After Hours, ribbon-cuttings, monthly membership retention calls and acting as cheerleaders for the Chamber at other events in the community.
Chair: Gini Kraemer
Tourism Committee
The Tourism Committee meets the first half of the calendar year to update the Tourism Action Plan and then send it on to City Council for adoption. They also administer a pool of funds made available each year by the Tourism & Cultural Affairs Dept. of Clackamas County for use in local tourism-related projects. In addition they work with local businesses to develop ways to market local business and Lake Oswego beyond its borders.
Chair: Doug Cushing
Lake Oswego Business Association
This committee is made up of Lake Oswego business owners who meet to create promotions for the downtown businesses and to advocate through the Chamber for their needs at City Hall.
Tri-Chairs: Suzie Regan, Carol Winston, Blake Zoglman
Economic Development Committee
This committee guides staff as they work closely with City Hall to implement the City's Economic Development strategy with other community stakeholders.
Task Forces
The Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors have established the task forces that the Chamber will work with this year. Members who are interested in serving on one of these committees, please contact the chamber.
office (503) 636-3634 or e-mail
Festival for the Arts (Wine/Beer Tent)
Annual Chamber Classic Golf Tournament