Committees

There are many ways to get involved with the Chamber; make a difference in your community by volunteering, share your expertise through our many opportunities and get plugged in.

A2Y Connect
Any active member of the Chamber may become an A2Y Connect member. A group meeting is held once per month, usually on the second Tuesday of the month, at 4:00pm. The meeting features training, distribution of new member and current member packets, as well as networking and sharing with other group members. A2Y Connect personally deliver Chamber information and new member bags to fellow Chamber members. They also serve as greeters at Chamber events where you will welcome, engage and support both new and current members. Connectors are asked to serve for at least one year and most choose to renew in the program. Click here for additional information on A2Y Connect
Staff contact:  Rosalind Vaughn at (732) 214-0107.

Early Edition Planning Committee
This committee plans monthly breakfast programs featuring speakers on a variety of community topics.
Staff Contact: Katie Jones, Director of Marketing & Events , at (734) 214-0105

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee provides oversight and review of Chamber/Foundation financial statements, reviews the Chamber/Foundation annual budget, reviews auditor proposal & audit.
Staff Contact: Diane Keller, President & CEO, 734-214-0102 or Jessica Bedford, Senior Accountant, 734-214-0103

Foundation Gala Committee
This committee assists staff in planning the Foundation Gala. The Foundation Gala is the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber Foundation’s annual fundraising event. They help to coordinate food, auction items, entertainment, and decorations for this fun and themed event.
Staff Contact: Katie Jones, Director of Marketing & Events at (734) 214-0105

Golf Outing Committee
This committee helps to plan the annual A2Y Chamber Golf Outing. Committee members help get players, sponsors, prizes, and create new and exciting contests for the golfers.
Staff Contact: Katie Jones, Director of Marketing & Events, at (734) 214-0105

Membership/Marketing Committee
A group of business leaders that assist the Chamber in attaining both its Marketing & Membership goals.
Staff Contact: Katie Jones or Rosalind Vaughn .

Public Policy Committee
This committee advises the Chamber board of directors on public policy issues that impact Chamber members. The Chamber board makes the final decision on adopting any public policy position. In the event that no position is taken, the Chamber may still distribute information about an issue to the membership.
Staff Contacts: Andy LaBarre, V.P. of Government Relations, at (734) 214-0101.

Ypsilanti P.R.I.D.E Committee
P.R.I.D.E stands for People Restoring Imaging and Developing the Environment.  Ypsilanti PRIDE was created as a class project by the 1995 graduating class of Leadership Ypsilanti, an experiential learning program sponsored by the Ypsilanti Area Chamber of Commerce (now the A2Y Chamber). It is designed to foster a better understanding of local government, business and community life. Ypsilanti PRIDE is a 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization.  To join this committee, please contact Ypsilanti PRIDE Day.