The Ballard Alliance has four core committees that serve in an advisory capacity to the organization – Marketing and Membership, Programs, Public Policy and SeafoodFest. Each Member of the Ballard Alliance Board of Directors generally serve on no less than two committees. Ballard Alliance members are also encouraged to serve on a committee. Committee members must commit to consistent active participation, and support the goals of the committee and the organization.
Co-Chair: Lanne Stauffer, Market Street Shoes
Co-Chair: Eli Fisher, Athlete Network
This committee advises the organization on matters related to marketing and membership, including the development of marketing tools, promotional campaigns and events, member benefits and outreach, and membership recruitment.
Chair: Candace Cothran, People’s Bank
The Programs Committee develops and drives the programs agenda for the year. Typical programs include regular lunch meetings, speaker opportunities, After Hours events and other special events (e.g. Mariners Games, golf tournament etc.).
Chair: Charles Costanzo, American Waterways Operators
The Public Policy Committee advises on issues that are critical to the needs of Ballard area businesses and residents. Because of the significant breadth of issue areas, the committee is divides into two active subcommittees:
Chair: Mike Stewart, Ballard Alliance
Committee participants are closely involved with the planning and implementation of the annual Ballard SeafoodFest. This committee requires a significant time commitment, particularly the weeks leading up to – and the weekend of – this summer event.