Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the Chamber President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Past President. It serves as the Board of Directors for Shamrock Heights Apartments and makes decision on issues that require attention in between Chamber Board meetings.

The Executive committee also serves as the nominating committee. The Executive Board meets at least twice a year.

Ambassador Committee

The Centerville-Rathbun lake Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors act as the official welcoming representatives of the chamber in recognizing new businesses, changes of ownership, and business expansion and improvement projects.

The committee meets as needed and schedules Ambassador visits regularly. Please contact the Chamber if you are interested in being an Ambassador!

Retail Committee

The Retail Committee consists of members engaged in the retail business. The Committee addresses issues which impact the retail environment of the community. The Committee also plans retail events such as Second Saturday promotions, Ridiculous Day’s sidewalk sales, Ladies’ Night, Pajama Night, and many more fun retail activities!

The Committee meets on the Tuesday before the second Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. in Lula’s Bakery on the square. All retail businesses are welcome to join the meeting and participate!

Appanoose County Tourism Committee

The Appanoose County Tourism Committee administers the money collected through the lodging tax in Centerville and the unincorporated areas of Appanoose County. The committee consists of nine members. The City of Centerville, Appanoose County Board of Supervisors, and the Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber each appointment three members to represent their area’s interest.

The committee meets as needed. The annual grant application period opens the first of February and is announced on this website and the Iowegian.

Pancake Day Committee

The Pancake Day Committee plans and organizes Centerville’s largest festival held annually on the last Saturday of September.

The committee meets as needed all year long. Please contact the Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber if you are interested in being part of this “working” committee or would like to volunteer!

Centerville Wine & Finds Committee

The Centerville Wine & Finds (formally Wine Festival) Committee plans and organizes the festival held on the second Saturday of June.

Please contact the Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber if you are interested in being part of this “working” committee or would like to volunteer!