About the ChamberMissionThe Placitas Chamber is a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to promote, educate and foster positive, responsible partnerships within the Placitas business community and serve as a resource to the community at large.HistoryThe original Placitas Chamber of Commerce was formed in 2001 by business owners Tom Ashe, Orville McCallister, and Bob Poling and was a formal corporation for nine years. Although it disbanded in 2010, these original principals remain active in the community, preserved the chamber's corporate records and continued to support the annual Placitas Appreciation Day events at Homestead Village. The "new" chamber was incorporated again in 2015, and is formally recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity. The chamber is overseen by a volunteer board of directors.
About PlacitasAsk three Placitans what they like best about living in Placitas and you may get six different answers. One will say it is being so far from everything, another, being so close to everything — and both will be right.For some it is the peacefulness, for others the proximity to hiking trails. Most will mention the perfect weather: four distinct seasons without harsh extremes. But almost everyone's answer will include something about the views. Many homes look north toward the hills and mesas, all the way to the Jemez range and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains north of Santa Fe.Others face the mountain, that smooth yet imposing spine of the Sandias which covers with snow in the winter. Some homes get both views. In another pleasant paradox of Placitas life, these comforting views are always the same, and yet they change constantly thanks to the sun's evolving angles and the seasonal rebirth of high desert flowers and shrubs.With it's convenient proximity to both the Albuquerque-Rio Rancho metro area and Santa Fe, Placitas is recognized as a unique – and a uniquely situated – bedroom community for these areas.
Board of Directors - 2020President Jennise PhillipsVice President Annette AckermanSecretary Ruth BouldesTreasurerLucas RomeroMembers at large: Jim Pettegrew
The Placitas Chamber of Commerce is not a member of the US Chamber of Commerce. Your Placitas Chamber of Commerce is a wholly independent community organization and we typically do not take positions on national issues. We donate no money to the US Chamber, and we do not endorse its positions.