Tony Villamil
Principal Advisor
The Washington Economics Group, Inc.

Staff Contact

Lizbeth Valderrama


Advocate for increased funding for all pre-K-20, coordinating with Governmental Affairs Group and creating a detailed and prioritized agenda to be accomplished:

·         Early childhood development

·         Restore District Cost Differential (commission a third-party study)

·         Present agenda to industry groups for obtaining support


Collaborate and participate with select Chamber committees to increase the linkage between Education and Workforce Development and One Community One Goal (OCOG) Industry Targets:

·         Ensure that education is part of the Economic Summit


Collaborate with other Chamber committees to assist with the number of industry partnerships for internships, apprenticeships and mentorships in STEM-related occupations:

·         Work with OCOG, the Talent Development Network and other organizations to determine needs

·         Strive to increase number by five percent


Continue on the progress achieved at last year’s successful Education Summit between business and educational leaders.


Increase business attendance at education events by 10 percent.


Task Forces


Additional Committee Programming

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