Councils of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce

Chair: Jill Barkley
Mission:  To promote Carlsbad as goodwill ambassadors and act as liaisons between the Carlsbad Chamber members and the Chamber.  To recruit and retain Chamber members, help raise money for the Chamber, and to assist Chamber members in obtaining maximum value from their Chamber investment.


Carlsbad 40-Under-40
Chair: Jeff Campbell
Mission: To recognize and honor dynamic young leaders in Carlsbad for their occupational and community leadership accomplishments, and assist with their professional development and personal growth 

Christmas on the Pecos

Chair: Mike Calvani
Mission:  To effectively develop a community-based event involving riverfront homeowners, businesses, and volunteers to provide the premier Christmas event in New Mexico


Education Council

Chair: Dr. John Gratton

Mission: To promote and provide education and training opportunities to enhance the Carlsbad community and to plan and implement a leadership skills development program


Governmental Affairs
Chair: Jack Volpato
Mission: To assist and promote business participation in government and legislative affairs as well as promote the interest of the Carlsbad business community in the political process.


Positively Carlsbad & Special Events
Chair: Mindy Keefer
Mission:  To promote positive growth and success through networking and community involvement and to assist the Chamber in organizing and planning large fund raising events to promote the social interest of the community as well as residents of surrounding communities.


Chair: Wanda Durham
Mission:  To promote Carlsbad, a unique city blessed with a wonderful climate, natural attractions and quality of life that allow retirees to have a sense of excitement, well-being, and security

Chair: Marjo Pace
Mission:  To promote tourism and solicit conventions for Carlsbad and South Eddy County