The Education Committee is a strong and active voice for business/education partnerships in Allegany County. Education is the foundation for both human development and the economic growth and vitality of this area. Through an array of annual programs and events conducted in partnership with both public and private schools, the committee strives to build a better prepared workforce.

Snake Robertson

Chair: James J. “Snake” Robertson

Vice Chair: Autumn Becker, Allegany College of Maryland

The Education and Economic Development Committees of the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce recently invited the membership to join them for a presentation of the Economic Impact of Educational Institutions in Allegany County. Studies presented by Allegany College of Maryland, Allegany County Public Schools, and Frostburg State University may be viewed by following this link.

The Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee is pleased to share releases from local educational institutions. Please follow these links for more information.
Allegany College of Maryland
Allegany County Public Schools
Bishop Walsh School
Frostburg State University
Potomac State College of WVU

New for 2018

Leadership Allegany! Rising is a seven-month program for high school juniors designed to educate future leaders by helping to identify regional issues and gain a deeper understanding of the leadership structure within and beyond Mountain Maryland. The inaugural program, modeled after the Chamber’s very successful Leadership Allegany! program, is dedicated to providing positive change by creating a network of future leaders committed to impacting their community. In a forum of open discussion and interaction, class members will gain the knowledge and motivation to effect positive changes within the region.

Leadership Allegany! Rising will begin recruiting participants for the Class of 2019 in the fall. Incoming high school juniors interested in participating should contact their school counselors. This program is of no cost to the students.

For additional information, contact the Chamber at 301-722-2820 or [email protected]