Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce Directory 2017-2018 - Page 8

8 Greater Enid Chamber Of Com merce Three-Year Strategic Plan (July 2017) Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement: To serve the community through the enhancement of the economic climate and quality of life in Enid and the surrounding area Economic & Community Development Strategy for the Enid Region EDUCATION / COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Support Education and Workforce Development • Partner with local businesses to offer ENID 4 TEACHERS, a teacher discount program • Encourage increased high school and adult enrollment at Autry Technology Center • Expand mentoring programs in elementary and middle schools (support Coach a Kid program) • Encourage expanded advance placement and concurrent enrollment • Support efforts to increase enrollment at NOC and NWOSU (emphasis on expanding traditional enrollment) • Support Leadership Greater Enid (LGE) program. Encourage organizations to utilize LGE graduates for community leadership positions • Encourage businesses to provide resources for early childhood development • Support Enid Public Schools efforts to implement capital improvements from 2016 school bond • Support a sound plan to address the local and statewide teacher shortage • Work with legislators to ensure that funding for K-12, Career Tech, and Higher Ed is a priority • Support efficient use of public resources for common education (encourage sensible administrative consolidation to maximize funding in the classroom)