The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, formed in 1947, and is one of the driving forces of the community, supporting local and regional businesses, the arts and music community, non-profit organizations, as well as residents and visitors.
Our Mission Statement
To support and promote our community and the Joshua Tree National Park as an international tourist attraction and natural wonder; to foster and encourage commerce and economic development while maintaining a respectful balance and enduring harmony with our natural environment; and to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors of Joshua Tree through the development and support of the cultural arts and community activities.
Monthly Board Meetings
The Board of Directors meet monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m. in the Chamber office.
Board of Directors Officers
Rebecca Unger has been a chamber member since 2014. She was elected to a four-year term as director on the Joshua Basin Water District board in 2014, is a volunteer on two committees for the 2015 Open Studio Art Tours, and is on the candidate development committee for the Morongo Basin Democratic Club. She worked as a reporter for the Hi-Desert Star and The Desert Trail newspapers from 2007 through 2014, specializing in coverage of the Basin’s many local governments, environmental issues and art culture. She maintains an extensive range of contacts in the Hi-Desert communities from Morongo Valley to Johnson Valley to Wonder Valley.
Seth Shteir | National Park Conservation Association
Seth desert field representative for National Parks Conservation Association’s California. Seth developed a love of arid lands while visiting Arizona’s national parks as a child with his father. Clambering up saguaro strewn slopes, observing iridescent hummingbirds and surprising coatamundis in a desert wash instilled a desire to protect special places. Prior to working at NPCA, Seth shared his passion for the natural world for 13 years as an outdoor educator and classroom teacher at the New Jersey School of Conservation, Fresh Air Fund, Lorado Taft Field School and Children’s Community School. He has also served eight years on the board of the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society and his environmental writing has appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines including the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, High Country News, National Parks Magazine and Bird Watcher’s Digest. He is especially fond of the wildlife, starry skies and compelling geological formations of the Mojave National Preserve and Joshua Tree National Park.