Community Development Division

Community Development Division
2020-2021 Vice Chairman Patrick Castillo, SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County

Committees
Education
Co-Chairs Dr. Judy Abbott, Stephen F. Austin State University and Erin Windham, Nacogdoches ISD
To enhance the quality of life for individuals of Nacogdoches county by linking education, economic development, and the community to support leadership, academic growth, and workforce readiness.

Projects include:

  • Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Crew  -  Presenting sponsor  Etech  -  Gold Sponsors - Aethon Energy and Nacogdoches ISD.  Silver sponsors Cotton Patch Cafe and EXCEL ER
  • Great Expectations sponsored by Austin Bank 
  • N.O.B.L.E. Scholars Banquet   - presented by Citizens 1st Bank  Additional scholarships provided by  Etech, Fairchild, Price, Haley & Smith, LLP and Laird Funeral Home   Banquet Sponsors - City of Nacogdoches, BancorpSouth/BXS Insurance, Lee Container, Commercial Bank of Texas, Nacogdoches Area United Way, and Roy Blake Insurance Agency.  Sponsring School Districts - Central Heights ISD; Chireno ISD; Cushing ISD; Douglass ISD; Garrison ISD; Martinsville ISD; Nacogdoches ISD; Regents Academcy; Woden ISD.

Leadership Nacogdoches
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.

SFA-Chamber Connection
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.

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These premier Chamber publications are widely distributed throughout Nacogdoches County and beyond!
© Copyright 2005-2020 Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved.
2516 North St., Nacogdoches, Texas 75965 • (936) 560-5533
Unless otherwise noted, no part of this website may be reproduced without written permission.