Gorge Works Professional Development Session 5 of 9
Sherry DuFault (Community Expert)
Mayor Richard Mays – Civic Engagement / Q&A Session
Lisa Farquharson (The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce)
Tour of City Hall
Our diverse membership represents the entire community with members from business and industry, civic and non-profit organizations, social service agencies, education, government, home-based businesses and individuals. Nearly 500 members representing 2,000 individuals believe that Chamber membership is an important component to business growth, job development, and a healthy economy.
The Chamber and its activities are managed by the President/CEO and a professional staff under the leadership of a 17 member Board of Directors, who serve on a voluntary basis and are elected by the Membership. Through countless volunteer hours, members accomplish much of the work of the Chamber by serving on committees and task forces.
The City of The Dalles, Oregon, is situated in the north-central part of the state on the Columbia River, the nation’s second largest river. It is the county seat and the largest community in Wasco County. The Dalles is one of Oregon’s most historical cities and was known earlier in its history as the town at the end of the Oregon Trail. The city was first incorporated by the Oregon Territorial Government in 1857 as “Dalles City” and was made the county seat shortly thereafter.