AFAD is the largest event hosted in Elmore County, annually. This event committee fundraises, organizes and ensures our local Airmen are acknowledged and thanked for their continued service.

2024 Goals:

  • Bring the Mountain Home Air Force Base and local community together for a day of “thanks” and celebration.
  • Provide attractions and entertainment to all that attend.
  • Identify an organization that is affiliated or services military members and their families for donation/grant opportunities.

Past Accomplishments:

  • Named the largest Parade in the State of Idaho.
  • This event draws approximately 10,000 attendees, annually.
  • In 2020, the Air Force Appreciation Day donated $1,760 to the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline to help assist military members and general operations.

Chairperson: Betsy Hiddleston, Elmore County Extension Office

The Business to Business Committee is an organizing committee that focuses on creating opportunities for fostering relationships between members, identifying needs of small business, and providing insight and resources for Chamber events.

2024 Goals:

  • Peer-to-Peer relationship building activities among committee and general membership.
  • Create a strategy to identify small business needs.
  • Define and expand Chamber events and programs.

Past Accomplishments:

  • Served as Chamber Ambassadors, supporting not only the Chamber mission but also ensuring the membership was heard.
  • Revamped the Chamber “Bucks” program to a Chamber Gift Certificate system.
  • Assisted with the planning and execution of events like the Home-Based Business Fair and Shop Small Saturday.

Chairperson: Jordan Larmay

This committee focuses strictly on giving back to underprivileged children during the holiday season. Qualifying families must live in the Mountain Home Area. Each year the committee implements an application process; Giving Tree tags at local stores; and a workshop for gift drop-offs, wrapping and pick-up.

2024 Goals:

  • Increase donations and the number of children served through the program.

Past Accomplishments:

  • In 2019, over 574 children were gifted items including clothing and toys.

Chairpersons: Nancy Thompson, Trinity Mountain Floral & Brenda Frank


The Travel and Tourism committee promotes regional tourism and manages the Desert Mountain Visitors Center. The committee creates promotional pieces and partners with the surrounding areas to leverage assets and increase overnight stays.

2024 Goals: TBD

Past Accomplishments:Things to Do

Chairperson: Denise Barresi