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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 fill out the form below and let us know which committee you are interested in.

  • 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 sarah@garrettchamber.com.

  • Autumn Glory Committee

    Help plan and coordinate the annual October event including the Grand Feature Parade, Kick-off Dinner & Reception and 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, Director of Tourism and Marketing, 301.387.8746, sarah@garrettchamber.com.

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


  • Membership Committee

    Help develop ways to enhance member benefits. This committee helps choose topics and locations for Member Events such as Business After Hours, Business Before Hours and seminars.  In addition this committee reviews and recommends member benefits. The Membership Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Chair: Lisa Ratliff, Wisp Resort. Staff Liaison: Lauren Heilig, Membership Development Manager, 301.387.5237, lauren@garrettchamber.com.

  • Garrett County Diplomats

    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 Dinner. The Garrett County Diplomats meet the last Thursday of every other month at 9:00 a.m. Chair: Connor Norman, Norman Networking & Promotions. Staff Liaison: Lauren Heilig, Membership Development Manager, 301.387.5237, lauren@garrettchamber.com.

  • 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: Nicole Christian, President & CEO, 301.387.8745, nicole@garrettchamber.com.

  • Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area Sub-Committees

    The Heritage Area has two sub-committees to serve upon: Marketing Committee and Grants Committee.  Staff Liaison: Kim Folk, Heritage Area and Groups Director, 301-387-5238, kim@garrettchamber.com.

  • 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: Laura Fike, Garrett Mentors, Inc. Staff Liaison: Holly Lane, Project Coordinator, 301.387.6171, holly@garrettchamber.com.