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About our Committees
Many of the chamber's programs and events are steered by committees who meet, plan, share ideas and carry out the work of the chamber in the community.

Any chamber member is welcome and encouraged to get involved and serve on one or more committees that are of interest to them. Committees are renewed each year and, typically, members join the committee of their choice in January, but a chamber member can join a committee at any time of the year. Committee involvement is a great way to get involved, meet new people and make a difference in the community by volunteering time and talents.

To join a chamber committee and get involved, please contact us by email or call the chamber at (662) 453-4152.

Our committees include:

Agriculture
Plans and facilitates the annual AgFest event, which includes kids activities, an ag expo, a catfish dinner, and the Young Farmer of the Year Award.  Promotes and engages in activities and programs in the community that promote and encourage agriculture.

Bikes, Blues & Bayous
Held on the first Saturday in August, Mississippi's largest cycling event featuring more than 700 cyclists from all over the Southeast. This committee helps plan and implement the ride and its auxiliary activities.


Education
Sponsors the annual Mississippi Scholars Program and Awards, the YELL youth leadership program and other efforts to support and enhance education in the community.

Golf Scramble
This annual event is held in early May at the Greenwood Country Club and is open to anyone who plays golf. The format is a four-man scramble. Prizes, food and beverages are provided to players. Proceeds from the event go to help support the YELL youth leadership program. This committee helps to plan and carry out the event.

Retail
This committee serves as a platform for retail chamber members and others who are interested in promoting the retail and restaurant segment of our economy in Greenwood. Activities include seminars and workshops, spring retail promotions, Holiday Open House, Tax-Free Holiday, Small Business Saturday, the Shop Greenwood campaign and more.

Roy Martin Delta Band Festival and Christmas Parade
This committee plans and implements Mississippi's oldest and largest Christmas parade in early December each year. The parade features university and high school bands, floats, beauties, walking units and more.

Stars and Stripes Festival & Community Picnic
This free event for the public is held on the Thursday before the 4th of July at the boat landing / arboretum area between the two downtown bridges on the Yazoo River. It features food vendors, live entertainment, children's activities, a boat parade on the Yazoo River and a giant fireworks show at dark off the Veteran's Bridge. This committee helps to plan and implement the festival and its activities.

300 Oaks Road Races
This event is held the third weekend of September each year and is one of Mississippi's largest and most favorite road races. Featuring a 10K run, 5K run, 5K walk and One-Mile Fun Run. This committee helps to plan and implement the race activities.

Viking Half Marathon
Held on the last Saturday of March and features the Delta's first half marathon and a 5K run as well. Title sponsor is Viking Range Corporation, whose corporate home is in Greenwood. This committee works to plan and implement the race and its activities.