Boards & Groups

Advisory Boards and Networking Groups

Are you or anyone in your organization looking to get more involved with the Chamber initiatives, events, programs, advocacy efforts, or volunteer opportunities? If so, the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applicants for each of our key strategic areas of focus.

The Chamber plays a vital role in our community with engagements in education, government, business, and quality of life. Committees often facilitate these programs that recognize community achievements, promote leadership, and draw attention to the positive aspects of living and working in San Marcos and our region. Add value to your Chamber membership and sign up for a committee listed below today!

government relations

Mission: The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Council is charged with building a strong agenda to advocate for pro-business legislation for the benefit of San Marcos and the region.

Education K-12 and Higher Ed.

Mission: This committee addresses issues of educational progress in San Marcos by strengthening the partnership between the business community and all available resources including the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District and Texas State University.  It fosters cooperative programs between business, industry, and education so that students will be prepared for work experiences after graduation from high school, technical training institutions, and college.  It serves as a vital link between local education partners and local businesses.  It encourages business leaders to participate in the classroom by connecting business leaders with education leaders.

Business Development

Mission: To serve the small and minority-owned businesses, working closely with all businesses and community leaders and other councils to determine and recommend appropriate subjects of training, information sharing, and general business assessments.

Ambassador Club

Mission: Strengthen overall relationship with members by assisting with chamber events and creating awareness of the Chamber in the community.

Ambassadors serve as greeters at Chamber events and foster goodwill among the membership.  Ambassadors are asked to serve for at least one year, and most choose to renew their Ambassadorship.

GSMP Vision 2025

New: In January 2020, Leaders in Greater San Marcos embarked on a collaborative community and economic development strategic planning process that will make the region a more prosperous, successful, and vibrant place to live, work and do business. The process has resulted in a new five-year Economic Development Strategy that will be a consensus-based blueprint to guide the community’s actions in the years to come. This plan builds upon Vision 2020, which the community developed through a similar process in 2014 and has helped catalyze numerous community improvements in recent years.