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Committees

CHAMBER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

Chairman:
Ms. Valencia Williamson, IOM, Vice President of Chamber Of Commerce
Area Development Partnership
One Convention Center Plaza, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
601.296.7518; fax: 601.296.7505
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This committee is responsible for providing chamber workshops and programs during the Winter and Summer Conferences which are of particular interest to chambers of commerce.

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (CEDA) COMMITTEE:

Chairman:
Ms. Joy Foy, Director, Regional Services/Asset Development Division
Mississippi Development Authority
P. O. Box 849, Jackson, MS  39205
601-359-2659; cell: 601-955-7068; fax: 601-359-1971
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This committee is responsible for coordinating this awards program, disseminating information, obtaining judges, notifying winners and helping with the Awards Luncheon during Winter Conference.

CONFERENCES COMMITTEE:

Chairman:
Mr. Cary Karlson, Executive Director
Washington County Economic Alliance
PO Box 933, Greenville, MS 38702
662.378.3141; fax:662.378.3143
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This committee is responsible for coordinating the program and obtaining speakers for the winter and summer conferences.  For a schedule of conferences, click here

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE:

Chairman:
Ms. Joy Foy, Director, Regional Services/Asset Development Division
Mississippi Development Authority
P. O. Box 849, Jackson, MS  39205
601-359-2659; cell: 601-955-7068; fax: 601-359-1971
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This committee oversees the MEDC scholarship funds, receives all applications for MEDC scholarships and makes tuition awards to the recipients after they have attended the course.  The Scholarship Application period usually is open October 1 - October 31 for courses in the next year. Click here for more information on scholarships

EMERGING LEADERS COMMITTEE:

Chairman:
Mr. Curnis Upkins, III, Director Of Business Development
Hinds County Economic Development Authority
PO Box 248, Jackson, MS 39205
601.353.6056; cell: 601.918.1764; fax: 601.353.7179
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This is an effort to connect and nurture those new to the profession. It includes members under 40 years of age and also includes those of any age that have been in the economic development or chamber profession less than three years.

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