Chairman of the Board
“Brazosport Area… A Treasure at the Rainbow’s End”
Provide unified support and promotion of the Brazosport Community for economic prosperity.
The center of influence for a prosperous community.
Community Issues Division
Vice Chairman Judge Jack Brown, Pct. 1 Pl. 1
Purpose: Forecast and address community issues.
Brazosport Professionals Network
Meredith King, True to Life Ministries & Anne Bartlett, Brazosport College
Provides an opportunity for professionals to focus on leadership and business development in order to promote success, excellence, and innovation among our community’s leaders..
Convention and Tourism Division
Vice Chairman Nancy Wollam, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen’s Office
Purpose: Promote the Brazosport Area as a vacation and convention destination.
Lodging & Attractions Committee
Gather and exchange information to cross-promote attractions.
Economic Development Division
Vice Chairman Wendy Mazurkiewicz, Freeport LNG
Purpose: Partner with the eight Brazosport cities, industry and retail/service establishments to retain existing business and industry and attract new investors.
Southern Brazoria County Housing Committee
Gary Basinger, The Alliance
In conjunction with the Economic Development Alliance for Brazoria County, develop a committee including industry, City Managers and Mayors, investors, realtors, etc. who have vested interest in future housing development for the Brazosport Area. Compile information on available property, zoned residential. Meet with potential investors, developers and builders to promote these areas for development.
Government Affairs Committee
Ravi Singhania, Port Commissioner
Keep informed of local, state and federal legislation affecting our business community and recommend appropriate action to the Chamber Board of Directors.
John Cone, Clyde Cone Realty
Improve area transportation by meeting with TxDOT, Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport, County Engineer and Port Freeport on transportation, signage and infrastructure issues and projects needed for the area.
Vice Chairman Heather Rimato-Morrison, Rimato Insurance
Purpose: Recruit and develop new Chamber members and encourage active participation for all members.
Judge Jack Brown, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1
Serve as the public relations arm of the Chamber at ribbon cutting ceremonies and various Chamber events throughout the year.
Leadership Task Force
Neldia Ahlquist, Neldal Insurance Agency; Tracee Watts, Brazosport College
Conduct the 2019 Leadership Brazosport Class designed to develop the future leaders of the community.
Joe Ripple, Brazoria County Flood Plain Director
Present luncheons throughout the year with speakers on various issues affecting Chamber members and the business community.
Public Affairs Division
Vice Chairman Danny Massey, Brazosport ISD
Purpose: Represent the Brazosport business community as reflected by Chamber membership and maintain a good working relationship with local, county, state and national officials.
Brazoria County Day Support Committee
Wayne Shaw, Shaw AV Rentals
Support Brazoria County Day in Austin (the world’s largest shrimp cocktail) in conjunction with the Economic Development Alliance for Brazoria County and the six other Chambers of Commerce in Brazoria County, to be held at Fiesta Gardens in March 2019. Invitations are sent to all state legislators and state agencies to attend.
Mayors and City Managers Meetings
L.G. “Butch” Murrell, Coastal Machine & Mechanical
Mayors & City Managers from the eight cities in the Brazosport area meet quarterly to discuss municipal activities and needs and enhance communication between the Chamber and cities.
National Prayer Day
Robyn Cochran, TDECU Wealth Advisors, LLC & Fred Ortiz, Lake Jackson EMS
In conjunction with the Brazosport Ministerial Alliance implement prayer sessions on National Prayer Day.
Vice Chairman Al Guevara, CHI St. luke’s Health Brazosport
Purpose: Hold events designed to promote or educate the Chamber members.
Holiday Tour of Homes
Jeannette Merritt, Integrity Mortgage
Host a tour of some of Brazosport’s finest and most unique homes in December of 2019.
State of the Community
Joe Ripple, Braz. Cty. Flood Plain Director
Host a luncheon in October of 2019 providing reports on various sectors of the Brazosport economy.
Taste of the Town
Tony Wood, Baywood Foods
Promote member restaurants at the Chamber’s only major fund-raiser, Taste of the Town, celebrating its 28th year, by allowing attendees to sample the variety of cuisines offered throughout the area.
Capital Projects Campaign
The Executive Committee
Raise the necessary funding to retire the debt on the Chamber Facility.