Economic Development Committee
This committee’s primary focus is to help facilitate business growth and opportunity in our community.  The EDC maintains the economic development website,, collects and updates local demographics, participates in regional economic conferences and works with city, county and state officials.  Meetings are once a month or as needed.

Dave Edwards, Chair – Broadway Bank
Todd Colvin – North Hays County Fire/Rescue
Karlon Cox – Prosperity Bank
Bonnie Humphrey - BITwise Consulting
Gigi Jacks McClaskey - Avalar Realty
Garrett Prom – Prominent Financial Planning
Tessa Schmidtzinsky – PEC
Terry Voorheis – Avalar Realty
Dale Whitaker – Dripping Springs Independent School District
Aaron Farmer – The Retail Coach
Bill Little – H.R. Gray
Daniel O’Brien – The Law Office of Daniel O’Brien, P.C.
Kim Fernea, Board Rep – Corridor Title
Sherrie Parks, Executive Director – Staff


Ambassador Committee
Recruiting new Chamber members and retaining existing members.  Members who are enthusiastic about Chamber benefits, enjoy meeting new people and are comfortable making site visits.  Meetings are monthly.

Joan Daniels, Co-Chair – Mary Kay
Lisa Little, Co-Chair – Keller Williams Realty
Anita Lafferty – AMM Collision
Mark Rabe – Roberts, Markel, Weinberg, Butler, Hailey PC
Bridget Moore – Neptune 9
Kelly Emmert – The Art Garage
Melissa Drewitz – Chic Punk Love
Lisa Patton – Fitness on the Go Training
Rory Behnke, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
Robert Avera, Board Rep – Avera Law Firm
Susan Kimball, Director of Membership – Staff


Leadership Dripping Springs
This committee is constructing an education and development series that broadens knowledge of community issues and sharpens leadership skills. This education series will provide information specific to the Dripping Springs area and promote emerging and existing leaders in a format that encourages life-long business relationships. 

Sheila Armitage, Co-Chair – Windhorse Journey
Deborah Hempel-Medina, Co-Chair – Kwik Kar of Dripping Springs
Dee Marsh – LockTite Storage
Timothy Cunningham
Lindsay Fredenburg – Dripping Springs Education Foundation
Chrystal Gabel – Ledgestone Senior Living
Bill Little – H.R. Gray
Bob O’Boyle – Strasburger and Price Attorneys at Law
Walter Smith – The Mallard Group / Duck Documents
Lucy Hansen, Board Rep – Dripping Springs ISD Community Services
Sherrie Parks, Executive Director – Staff


Government Affairs Committee
Report on governmental/civic issues pertinent to businesses within the Dripping Springs area.  Members interested in local government, able to attend meetings (can be evening or during work hours) and interested in local, regional and state issues affecting local business.  Attend local, county and state meetings as needed.

Bonnie Humphrey, Chair – BITwise Consulting
Kim Fernea – Corridor Title
Karlon Cox, Board Rep – Prosperity Bank
Sherrie Parks, Executive Director – Staff


Coordinates major Chamber events such as Dripping With Taste Wine & Food Festival and Suits & Boots Community Awards Celebration.  Members with event planning or organizational skills and good people skills.  Meetings are monthly or as needed.

Suits & Boots Community Awards Gala

Vicki Parker, Co-Chair – Bill Bailey’s Signs
Dee Marsh, Co-Chair – LockTite Storage
Barry Crutchfield – PixMarx
Joan Daniels – Sales Director with Mary Kay
Lisa Little – Keller Williams Realty
Deanna Scott – Keller Williams Realty
Gay Dotin, Board Rep – Mercer Street Dance Hall
Susan Kimball, Director of Membership – Staff

Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival

Gina Anderson – Broadway Bank
Rory Behnke – Texas Farm Bureau
Debbie Cerda
Courtney Donnell
Darren Drewitz
Chrystal Gabel – Ledgestone Senior Living
Linda Gurasich
Bonnie Humphrey – BITwise Consulting
Kristy Krueger
Anita Lafferty – AMM Collision
Kathy McCall
Ruth Meek
Vicki Parker – Bill Bailey’s Signs
Laurie Smith – Stanberry & Associates
Pam Owens, Director of Tourism – Staff

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