The Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce begins the second year of its reconstituted leadership and revitalization with newly elected officers and an 11-member board.

    2011-12 chamber officers

  • Nick Todd, Tara Insurance, president;
  • Richmond Blake, Creekside Postal Services, first vice president;
  • Joann Slater, Slater and Associates, second vice president;
  • David Jerome, Idyllbeast Research Center, secretary; and
  • Kim Mueller, BBVA Compass Bank, treasurer.

Chamber officers were formally installed on Wednesday, July 13 at dinner at Jo’An’s Restaurant & Bar.

"We have a good and enthusiastic group of directors who are looking forward to serving both local businesses and the wider Idyllwild community,” said Chamber president Nick Todd, beginning his second term. “Among our agenda items for the coming year,” Todd said, “is to get the shuttle up and running for special events and festivals.”

The Chamber board is also working with the Idyllwild Business Roundtable to organize in-town evening street dances in August, the weekend of the Jazz in the Pines Festival.

The board appointed Lena Marshall, Idyllwild Vacation Rentals, for a one-year term to fill the vacancy created by the untimely death of Isaac Outland, who had been elected to the board, but had not yet been installed. For the first time in many years, the Chamber has a full board of directors.