We are committed to
- Developing a Strong Local Economy
- Providing Networking and Educational Opportunities
- Promoting our Community and Tourism Entities
- Representing the Interests of Business With Government
“To promote the prosperity of the Graham County business environment and enhance the quality of life for the entire community.”
~ The Chamber’s mission
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History of the ChamberAlthough Graham County was formed in 1881, Graham County Chamber of Commerce was not founded until 45 years later on April 12, 1926. It wasn’t until the 1960’s that the Chamber’s current building in the city of Safford was created and we’ve been there ever since.
The chamber has worked towards a stronger economy, promoting the county’s community and tourism, and has worked for the interests of its local chamber members businesses. Furthermore, the Chamber has helped to build relationships between businesses and the community to produce a stronger economy and community for everyone.
Graham County was named after the 10,516 foot Mount Graham, the highest peak in the area. In 1846 Mount Graham was named after Lt. Col. James Duncan Graham, a senior officer in Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Kearney’s U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers.
Graham County’s early history was one of exploration rather than settlement. Today, the county measures 4,630 square miles in size with 22 square miles of water.
Visitor CenterOur Chamber of Commerce building also houses the community Visitor Center. We have exhibits that highlight some of the things that make Graham County unique. We also have amazing volunteers that can help with any questions you may have about Graham County.
Board of Directors and StaffThis group of talented individuals are comprised of local business owners, representatives of local business or employees of the Chamber of Commerce. All board members currently serve voluntarily and give of their time in order to promote the prosperity of the Graham County business environment and work to enhance the quality of life for the entire community and we thank them for their service.
Board of Directors
By-LawsIf you are looking for a little bit more detail about how the Graham County Chamber of Commerce is governed, read our By-laws below. Also feel free to contract the chamber with questions. By-Laws
Gila Valley Leadership
Grow your leadership with the Gila Valley Leadership
The Graham County Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in a leadership development program open to all residents of Graham & Greenlee Counties called Gila Valley Leadership. The program provides an opportunity for current and aspiring leaders to learn more about issues facing the area, further develop their leadership skills and expand their professional networks.
You will enhance your leadership skills in addition to learning more about our local issues, how the community works and how things get done. Leadership can make a significant contribution to the local area.
The Gila Valley Leadership program is a 10-month program and is organized around monthly "issue days" during which leadership class members will hear presentations and tour local facilities relating to each issue. Monthly topics include education, healthcare, agriculture, mining, state and local government to mention a few.
Applications are now available at the Graham County Chamber of Commerce located at 1111 Thatcher Blvd. in Safford or call 928-428-2511, or even use the "Contact Us" link on this website. The expected class size will be about 15 individuals and the tuition cost is $350.00 which covers all meals, supplies and travel.
For questions, contact Patrick O'Donnell at 928-428-2511.