Community Development Division
2020-2021 Vice Chairman Juan Gonzales, BancorpSouth
Chair Dr. Judy Abbott, Stephen F. Austin State University
This team leads an extensive effort to improve educational standards, teacher morale and the academic climate of our community.
Click to view video of LOT Crew 2016-17 performing on stage at Lamp-Lite Theatre.
Co-Chairs Paul Smith III, Principal Financial Group and Charlotte Ashcraft, Commercial Bank of Texas
This nine-month training program develops new leaders in our community. Participants learn about the driving forces and services in Nacogdoches while developing personal strengths and valuable skills. Click for more information.
Retirement Marketing & Recruitment
This team assists in marketing Nacogdoches as a premier retirement community. When possible, we coordinate with regional and state efforts. We work with our partners - including the City of Nacogdoches - to maintain our status as one of the elite retirement communities of Texas, recertifying every five years.
This committee includes special programs such as Business Internships and Paint The Town Purple. They develop contacts at SFA that can be used as resources for the business community, lead Chamber efforts in helping SFA recruit students and help businesses reach students and parents as potential customers. Click for more information.