CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

michael-lunsfordPRESIDENT: Michael Lunsford, Meridian Center

BOARD MEMBERS


Melody Spurney
Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau

Eric Fair
Fair Chiropractic

Willis Heck, Treasurer
Individual Member
Past President

Robert Palmer
Norm’s & Back Alley Pizza

Deb Hamm, Chamber Board President
USD 373 President Elect

 

Des Martens,
Mirror Inc.

 

Gary Hill,
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

 

Melinda Rangel
USD #373

 

Steve Johnson, Member at Large
Cornerstone Law

Ken Knepper
Treasurer, Citizen’s State Bank

Past President


Alex Martinez, Member at Large
Dillons Food Store – South

Don Sayler
Tribine Harvester

Dan Heinze, Jr.
Heinze Insurance

Arlan Newell, Member at Large
J.P. Weigand

 

Kris White, Member at Large
Kidron Bethel Village

 

Tera Thomas, Secretary
Newton YMCA

 

Composition: As per Chamber by-laws
Purpose: To direct the affairs of the Chamber through policy decisions, leadership and personal improvement.
Meetings: Monthly, 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. in Chamber Board Room

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

michael-lunsfordMichael Lunsford, Past President
Meridian Center


Alex Martinez, Member at Large
Dillons Food Store – South

Deb Hamm, Chamber Board President
USD 373 President Elect

Kris White, Member at Large
Kidron Bethel Village

 

Treasurer: Ken Knepper

Past President

Member at Large:

Steve Johnson
Cornerstone Law

Willis Heck, Treasurer
Individual Member

Tera Thomas, Secretary
Newton YMCA

 

Composition: As per Chamber by-laws
Purpose: Shall act on behalf of the Board of Directors when the Board is not in session, provides direction to CEO; works with CEO on internal affairs. Is responsible to the Board.
Meetings: Monthly, 2nd Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. in Board Room

GREATER NEWTON FOUNDATION

President: Board of Directors
Composition: Per GNF by-laws
Purpose: To oversee the activity and make policy decisions for GNF Investment.
Meetings: As needed

PAST PRESIDENT’S MEETING

Staff Liaison: Pam Stevens, Executive Director

Members:
Alex Carbajal
Bev Metcalf
Bill Hake
Charles Koehn, Jr.
Dan Heinze, Jr.
Dick McCall
Evelyn Gregg
Gary Hill
James Suderman
Jean Coleman
Joe Robb
John Robb
John Suderman
Keith Rhoades
Ken Hall
Leroy Koehn
Merrill Raber
Phil Anderson
Ray Penner
Rod Nicholson
Ron Lang
Ted Ice
Tim Richards
Todd Tangeman
Tom Williams
Meetings: 1st Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. in the Chamber Board Room

CHAMBER’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION COUNCIL

michael-lunsfordChair: Michael Lunsford, Meridian Center

Members:
Randy Riggs, City Manager Newton
Leroy Koehn, City of Newton – Mayor
Mickey Fornaro-Dean, HCEDC
Tim Johnson, City of Newton
Ray Penner, Member at Large
Doug Scheible, Full Vision, INC
Pam Stevens, Executive Director
Meetings: 1st Friday at 7:00 a.m. at Newton Medical Center

PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERS’ COUNCIL

michael-lunsfordChair: Michael Lunsford, Meridian Center

Members:
Representatives from Cities of Newton and North Newton
Harvey County
USD #373
Harvey County Economic Development Council
Hutchinson Community College
Bethel College
Newton Young Professionals
State Legislative Representatives
Newton Area Chamber of Commerce
Meetings: Monthly, 2nd Friday at 7:00 a.m. at Charlie’s Restaurant