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