The boards of the Brawley Chamber of Commerce and the Brawley Economic Development Commission should be lauded for their recent decision to create a separate executive director position for each agency. In the past both boards have been served by one director, and to serve two boards is asking a lot of anyone.
We see a key division between the goals of the agencies and as such each needs its own executive director. If each agency is doing what it needs to do, it only makes sense that each has its own director.
First, the chamber needs to focus on promoting the growth of the Brawley downtown, which has seen its share of problems, specifically with vacancies. There is hope in the form of the California Main Street Program designation the chamber and business leaders are seeking from the state. It is going to take a lot of work to bring that to fruition. The chamber also has to involve itself in promoting and serving the needs of businesses throughout the city.