The Austin Young Chamber provides many committees & programs that provide opportunities for getting involved in the AYC community.
Acts as a liaison between the Board and the AYC members, responsible understanding and communicating membership needs. The Austin Young Chamber Ambassadors are committed to assisting new and existing members in getting the maximum benefit out of their memberships. Members of the Ambassador Committee will have the opportunity to serve as hosts for AYC events, network and meet with new members as well as introduce potential members to our organization.
Time Commitment: Monthly meeting at 5:30pm on the last Monday of every month, monthly New Member happy hour/ coffee and individual member meetings at each committee member’s discretion.
Chair: Jonny Rodgers, AYC Board member
Vice Chair: Andrew Martin
Leadership Service Committee:
Acts as a conduit between Austin-area charities and members through outreach and public awareness. Committee Members choose one month out of the year for a specific charity, for the purpose of having the charity give an informative event and/or offer a participatory activity to all AYC Members.
Time Commitment: monthly meeting- first Tuesday of the month at 4:30pm or second Wednesday of each month at 8am; signing up for one month a year to contact a specified charity for an informational lunch and a subsequent participatory activity, both open to all AYC Members; attending other community events as your schedule permits
Chair: John Fleckenstein, AYC Board Member
FAVE Awards Committee:
Responsible for the implementation of the annual FAVE awards ceremony. Committee members will coordinate award categories, sponsorships, venue selection, community outreach, and most importantly an event that all AYC members and partners will embrace and attend. This committee is open to everyone and responsibilities will be identified during the member’s initial meeting.
Time Commitment: Monthly meetings (every other Tuesday at 9:30am) and additional meetings and volunteer requirements closer to event date.
Chair: Tommy Belton, AYC Board Member
Vice Chair: Kelly Mosser
Public Policy Committee:
The AYC Public Policy Committee is dedicated to two primary objectives: serving as a resource for information and providing access to elected officials. Bringing awareness of political issues, candidates and elections will help members to stay actively engaged in the political process and educated on the issues that affect our community of young professionals.
Time Commitment: We meet the third Monday of every month at 5:30pm at the Austin Chamber of Commerce Board Room.
Chair: Andy Cates, AYC Board Member
Energy & Emerging Technologies Committee:
Is devoted to connecting, educating, and engaging young professionals with the energy and emerging technology industries in Central Texas. The committee focuses on connecting young professionals with companies, organizations, and events that encourage professional development within Austin’s energy and emerging technology communities. By connecting our members with industry leaders, education, economic development and networking opportunities, we strive to encourage the growth of a new energy economy in Central Texas, while developing the next generation of innovative thinkers and leaders.
Time Commitment: Monthly meetings (TBD) and additional meetings and volunteer requirements as needed.
Chair: Alex Basso
AYC Imagine brings the circle of professionals and artists together by partnering with various arts-related organizations and attending and/or otherwise supporting their activities. This committee is good for people looking to: promote their arts-related events and organizations, network with people in the arts, go to cool events that they’ve always wanted to go to or already love going to, and chart the direction of a committee that aims to make Austin a better place by supporting the arts. All activities and meetings are voted on by the committee; it meets for one hour monthly and selects bi-monthly activities to support. Have Fun! Get Cultured.
Time Commitment: Monthly meeting (Tuesday @ 6pm) and volunteer requirements at Imagine events.
Chair: Sidney Pan
AYC Poker Committee:
The Poker Committee is in charge of organizing AYC’s annual poker tournament. This event is one of the organization’s largest and most successful fundraisers.
Time Commitment: Each member is expected to attend a monthly meeting and is also expected to volunteer a small amount of time outside of meetings. Other duties of the committee members include; securing sponsors, collecting raffle prizes and promoting the event.
Co-Chairs- Abby Alwan & Ashley Tekyl, AYC Board Members
Whether you’re looking for a way to show your continued love and devotion to Texas football or just want to be a part of one of the biggest social events of the season, the Tailgate Committee is where it’s at. The Tailgate Committee is responsible for the success of the Austin Young Chamber’s annual tailgate.
Time Commitment: Meetings are held every other month and then monthly as football season approaches. Committee members share the role of recruiting tailgaters as well as volunteer responsibilities the weekend of the event.
Chair: Ali Putnam, AYC Board Member
*For more information on the committees and how to get involved please contact Melanie@austinyoungchamber.org or 322-5654.