Community Development

Stella Shelley, Chair

Division Mission
Focus the assets of the chamber and its membership on improving the quality of life in the community.


Workforce Development - Works to expand and sustain the Skill Ready Doña Ana program and to work with areastrategic partners to develop a workforce that can meet the needs of both existing and future business.

Education – Responsible for serving as a resource to support and enhance our educational system. Activities of this committee include addressing issues of educational progress in Doña Ana County by strengthening the liaisons with the Las Cruces Public Schools, Doña Ana Community College, New Mexico State University along with other state and private educational institutions. It fosters cooperative programs between business, industry and education so students will be better prepared for work experiences after graduation from high school, technical training institutions and college. It serves as a vital link between local educational systems and local business. This committee sponsors the Annual Literacy Conference that addresses Literacy needs in our community.

Transportation – Responsible for monitoring and prioritizing transportation improvements in Dona Ana County.

Leadership Las Cruces – Responsible coordinating the Leadership Las Cruces program.

Jr. Leadership – Responsible coordinating the Jr. Leadership program.