ACCE launches Healthy Communities program
Ten chambers were selected to participate in a new ACCE professional development program designed to help chambers of commerce lead effective and innovative community health initiatives and demonstrate the leadership roles chambers in smaller communities can play to strengthen quality of life and support equitable prosperity.
This year-long program will take participants through a design thinking lab to help develop and implement a plan to tackle a community health challenge. Each chamber has teamed with a community partner to participate alongside them throughout the program.
Participating chamber professionals include:
- Jennifer Reiser, Chief Operating Officer, Billings Chamber
- Vicki Clark, President, Cape May Chamber
- MelissaWorthington, Vice President of Chamber Membership and Strategic Advancement, Envision Greater Fond du Lac
- Pat Patrick, President/CEO, Lodi District Chamber
- Kelly Hall, President, Longview Chamber
- Robert Goltz, President/CEO, Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Bob DuBois, CEO, Noblesville Chamber
- Barbara Ann Heegan, President/CEO, Otsego County Chamber
- Chris Clark, President/CEO, Queen Creek Chamber
- Ananda Sweet, Workforce Development Manager, Santa Rosa Metro Chamber
Visit ACCE.org/healthycommunities to learn more about chambers of commerce that are championing health and wellness issues in their communities. Email Emily Counts, community advancement coordinator at ACCE, for additional ways to connect on this topic.