Our Role in the Community
The Greater Wasilla of Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) is a voluntary, private, non-profit organization of business and professional men and women who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic and commercial progress of our community. The area’s economic well being is related directly to the caliber of work that is done by the Chamber. That is why the GWCC has a major impact on business, income and future growth of the area.
There are two primary functions of a chamber of commerce:
- it acts as spokesperson for the business and professional community and translates into action the consensus of its members.
- it renders specific services which can be most effectively accomplished by a community organization both for its members and the community.
GWCC activities are overseen by a 7-member Board of Directors comprised of dedicated community and business leaders who support the efforts of the Chamber. Board elections are held each year, with directors serving a three year term (maximum of two consecutive terms).
Working together these 7 individuals develop policies for the operations of GWCC and assist with accomplishing the goals of the organization’s strategic plan.