Chamber Seeks Community Input for Future Projects and Priorities

The past year-plus has been a unique time. We have collectively worked to defeat a worldwide pandemic while simultaneously sustaining the local businesses that drive our local economy, employ local residents, and provide for the quality of life elements of our community. As we emerge from that challenge, it is time to turn our efforts back to the longer-term issues that will enable or prevent the vitality of the Santa Maria Valley going forward.

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber Board is looking for input from local businesses - and local residents - to help determine where the organization focuses their efforts in the next few years in order to have the greatest impact possible on our local community.

“As we emerge from the pandemic and look ahead to the future for the Santa Maria Valley, we see so much potential but also recognize there are issues in our community that the Chamber can play a critical role in addressing,” said Glenn Morris, President/CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber. “As a convener of leaders, champion for the community, and catalyst for business activity, the Chamber is often in a strong position to bring people together to find and implement solutions.”

Community members are encouraged to take the Chamber’s brief survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SMVCommunityInput2021

Chamber Board Chair Edgar Gascon explained, “We often hear local residents talk about issues they see in our community or changes they want to make. This survey is an opportunity for our community to have these concerns heard and help shape our organization’s priorities for the upcoming fiscal year and beyond.” He added that “It is important for us to hear from our community on what they see as areas of needed improvement, so we can determine where to best focus our efforts in the coming years.”

The survey will be open through April 30th, and all residents of the Santa Maria Valley are encouraged to participate.