Emerging Cities Council

The Emerging Cities Council is for selected chamber CEOs that typically run the main chamber in small to mid-sized cities. Members of this group communicate via a group email list and occasional conference calls (archived below). In-person meetings occur regularly, perhaps twice a year. Additional meetings and interchanges may occur at the regional level and can possibly include a senior staff person at the group's approval. Membership in the group is on a case-by-case basis; while many chambers qualify according to the demographics, overall group size hovers around 40.

Demographics for the group include:

  • Participants: CEOs
  • Chamber membership: Membership of about 1,000
  • Community: Population of metro/greater area of 100,000 - 250,000
  • Chamber revenue: about $750,000
  • Chamber competitive geography: Largest chamber in region to allow for open peer-to-peer dialogue

Emerging Cities Conference Calls/Webinars



Emerging Cities Council Roster

Contact Tenja Young if you're interested in more information. 


ACCE thanks POWER10 Fundraising for its support of the Emerging Cities Council.