Chamber Board Statement

As a board, we take our duties of loyalty, care and obedience seriously. We are the fiduciaries of the Chamber’s resources and guardians of its mission. The past two years have seen an increase in Chamber membership growth including sizeable growth of the community leader level of investment giving and member and community event generation.

In addition to revenue generated by membership, and events, the Chamber also receives City and Douglas County financial support. At this time, the Chamber staff’s salaries are dependent on City support.

We ask our members and concerned citizens to read through the following documents and consider what you can do to assist the Chamber of Commerce at this time. Steps you can take are listed at the end of this post.

Statement from Phillip Hannon, Chamber Board President


Letter from Baldwin City Administrator & MayorLetter to the Chamber from City Administrator and MayorPg. 2 Letter from the CityChamber Director Agreement with the City of Baldwin City, Dated October 3, 2014

Chamber Director Agreement from the City dated October 3, 2014Advocate for Business. Advocate for your Chamber.

Here’s how:


Email your City elected officials and voice your opposition to the cut to the Chamber (click on the name for email address):

Mayor Casey Simoneau

Tony Brown

Brian Cramer

Susan Pitts

David Simmons

A.J. Stevens


Write a Letter of Support to be distributed to City Council and the City Administrator:

Please send an email to or drop off a paper letter at the Chamber office, by noon on Tuesday, July 17th.


Show up at the following meetings and voice your message of support:
  • Tuesday, 7/17, City Council Meeting, 7:00pm, Baldwin City Library
  • Tuesday, 8/7, Public Hearing on the Budget in conjunction with City Council Meeting, 7:00pm, Baldwin City Library

As always, the Chamber is proud of Baldwin City Businesses and the collaborative and generous spirit that they show year in and year out. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you to the best of our ability.