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Chamber Committees

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce invites you to become part of our various committees.  A brief summary of the committees are listed below. If you are ready to join a committee please contact Nick Sharps at or (301) 387-5237 so we can help get you set-up!

Marketing Roundtable Committee

Discuss marketing strategies and ideas for promoting the community to visitors and guests. The Marketing Roundtable meets the second Wednesday of every other month 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chair: Stacy Carlson, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales. Staff Liaison: Sarah Duck. Director of Marketing and Tourism, 301.387.8746 or

Autumn Glory Committee

Help plan and coordinate the annual October county-wide festival including the Kick-Off Dinner & Reception and the Craft & Gift Show.  The Autumn Glory Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

Chair: Jeremy Bittner, Railey Mountain Lake Vacation Rentals. Staff Liaison: Sarah Duck, Vice President of Tourism and Marketing, 301.387.8746,

  • Autumn Glory Dinner
  • Signage
  • Craft Show
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Royalty Court
  • Golden Ambassador
  • Fall Foliage Tours
  • Sponsorships

Garrett County Diplomats Committee

Help develop ways to enhance member benefits. Members of this committee also serve as greeters at Chamber events, deliver new member packets, attend ribbon cuttings/grand openings/ground breakings, assist with member retention and compete for a chance to be the Diplomat of the Year recognized at the Chamber’s Annual Membership Meeting & Dinner. The Diplomats Committee meets the last Thursday of every other month at 9:00 a.m.

Chair: Connor Norman, Norman Networking and Promotions. Staff Liaison: Nick Sharps, Membership Development Manager, 301.387.5237,

Legislative Affairs Committee

Discuss local, state and federal legislative issues and inform the membership of issues impacting their business and/or our community. The Legislative Affairs Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at noon.

Chair: Steve Green, High Mountain Sports. Staff Liaison: Holly Lane, Project Coordinator, 301.387.6171,

Heritage Area Marketing Committee

Help promote and advocate the heritage areas in the county. The Heritage Area Marketing committee designs promotions and initiatives to engage visitors with our heritage areas and helps to promote our heritage locations. Preserving our local heritage and sharing it with new generations through marketing campaigns.

Staff Liaison:

Workforce Development Taskforce

Analyze the local workforce shortage and discuss solutions to meet workforce needs including affordable housing and public transit. Meeting time TBD.

Chair: Julie Yoder, Garrett College. Staff Liaison: Holly Lane, Project Coordinator, 301.387.6171,

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