Committees

Increase the return on your investment in the Chamber by joining our team of active volunteers. Information on the meeting locations of the various committees can be obtained by contacting the Chamber office at (360) 692-6800.

Military Affairs

Committee Chair: Tricia Reece & Kerri Selby, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp

The Military Affairs Committee helps military personnel adjust to and enjoy life in Silverdale, by holding functions introducing them to local businesses and organizations and by working with military organizations to provide additional assistance and foster fellowship with Chamber members. Additionally, the committee coordinates recognition of the SWFPAC “Sailor of the Quarter” and the Marine Security Force, Bangor “Marine of the Quarter”.  The committee is also responsible for the highly successful Military Appreciation Day held at the Kitsap Fairgrounds and Event Center.

Education 

Committee Chair: Russ Shiplet, Kitsap Public Facilities District

Providing a valuable vehicle for membership involvement in Central Kitsap schools, this committee serves as a liaison between business, education, and youth career choices. Committee members are involved with the selection of vocational education scholarship recipients as well as recognizing outstanding area educators. Realizing that education is a lifelong process, the committee is heavily involved with adult education. Activities range from supporting Central Kitsap Community Schools through advisory board involvement and committee membership.

Ambassador 

Committee Chair: Amanda Smith, The Kitsap Life LLC at John L. Scott

Chamber Ambassadors represent the Chamber at various business and community events. They also assist Chamber staff and board members in welcoming attendees at general membership meetings and socials. The Ambassadors are mentors for new members; they deliver the new members packets and call to invite new members to events. They also assist with Chamber events.

The Membership Committee is responsible for member retention and enhancing current memberships.

Membership

Committee Chair: Amanda Smith, The Kitsap Life LLC at John L. Scott

The membership committee is actively seeking motivated people who want to be a member of our team. Our goal is to build a Chamber of members who care about Silverdale and want to support local businesses and the community. 

Marketing 

Committee Chair: Rick Soper, LPL Financial at Kitsap Credit Union and Steven Boe, Windermere

The Marketing Committee is a resource or point of contact for the Chamber and serves to assist
the Chamber in marketing and public relations for the Chamber as well as for fund-raising and
events sponsored by the Chamber.

Kitsap Business Forum 

Committee Chair: Kristal Thomas, Express Employment Professionals

“Our purpose is to engage business leaders and stimulate thinking so that collectively we grow a healthy Kitsap economy.”

Government Affairs 

Committee Chair: Dave Montoure, KettleFish

“Building a sense in Silverdale as a community.  Creating a liaison between business, local government and our community.  Being a voice in our community in deciding how to meet its needs and opportunities.”

Events

  • Gala
  • Education Carnival
  • Military Appreciation Day
  • Summer Concert Series

Contact the Chamber office to find out more information.

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