Chamber Committees


    The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce relies on several active, working committees to help advance the goals of the association.  Descriptions and current goals for each committee are listed below.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:

    Michael Magnusson




    Executive Committee

    The Executive Committee consists of the immediate Past President, Vice President, Treasurer, Executive Director and is chaired by the current President.  The committee has the power of administration and between meetings of the Board shall control the routine business of the Chamber.


    Chairs:  Michael Magnusson (President)


    Current Membership: Jennifer Taylor (Vice President), Doug Eaton (Treasurer), Jason Cox (Past President), Brandy Maslowski (Executive Director)


    Human Resources Committee


    Current Membership:  Julie Read, Michael Magnusson, Jennifer Taylor, Doug Eaton, Jason Cox


    Finance Committee

    The committee meets regularly to review and approve monthly financial statements, and puts forward recommendations for the maintenance and improvement of internal controls of the Chamber.


    Chair:  Doug Eaton 


    Current Membership:  Michael Magnusson, Kim Blagborne


    Governance Committee


    Current Membership:  Daryl Clarke, Michael Magnusson, Jason Cox, Alfonso Aragon, Don Brown, Neil Wyper


    Membership Committee

    This committee has the Board mandate to focus on membership retention by improving awareness of membership value, with the ultimate goal of increasing membership.


    Committee Co-Chairs:  Alfonso Aragon and Tracy Van Raes


    Current Membership:  Kim Blagborne, Doug Dean, Julie Read, Neil Wyper, Lyndie Hill (Member at Large), Jim Pearmain (Member at Large)


    Communications Committee

    This committee is responsible for supporting the goals of the Chamber of Commerce through the development and execution of a comprehensive Communications and External Relations Plan.


    Current Membership:  Doug Dean, Diana Stirling, Michael Magnusson, Neil Wyper


    Advocacy/Policy Committee


    Current Membership:  Doug Eaton, Jennifer Taylor, Don Brown, Daryl Clarke


    Nominations Committee


    Current Membership:  Jason Cox


    Strategic Planning Task Force 


    Current Membership:  Michael Magnusson, Jennifer Taylor, Jason Cox, Kim Blagborne, Julie Read


    Outreach Committee


    Current Membership:  The Entire Board


    Ambassador Committee 


    Current Membership:  Tracy Van Raes, Nita Khanal (Staff Liaison)


    External Committees

    Additionally, the Chamber holds representation on several community committees in order to progress the needs and voice of our membership.  This includes representation on the following:


    • Both City of Penticton Community Revitalization Committees
      • Chamber Representative:  Doug Eaton


    • City of Penticton Arts Creative & Cultural Innovations Committee
      • Chamber Representative:  Jason Cox


    • Transporation Advisory Committee
      • Chamber Representatives:  Tracy Van Raes, Daryl Clarke


    • City of Penticton Tourism Development Task Force 
      • Chamber Representative:  Diana Stirling