Message from the Executive Director

Janell Zuidervaart

Dear Members,

I am honored to be the Executive Director of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce.  Ripon is Located in San Joaquin County, one of the original established counties in California.  This historic town is in the heart of the agricultural Central Valley, which is one of the largest industries today.  I had the privilege of growing up in the Central Valley and can’t think of a better place to work and raise a family.  I am truly proud to have the opportunity to contribute to this inspiring and growing community of Ripon. 

As the incoming Executive Director, the Chambers position is to ensure sustainability and to promote a local economy by encouraging our members and residents to shop locally.  This year we will continue our advancements in membership services, while enhancing our partnerships with the City of Ripon, County and economic development, to help recruit affable businesses that will help support well-paying jobs.    I hope to increase the efforts to help shape public policy through communication with the members, community leaders, fostering a positive business environment, having a legislative voice and offer cost effective programs and services to our members. 

I am looking forward to an exciting and abundant future working in a community that prides itself on family, friends and traditional values.  



Tamra Spade