Elena Rivera is currently the Chairperson of the Ambassador committee. This now widely recognized group works as a team to serve in the community as representatives of goodwill to promote Barstow, local businesses and events. Elena dedicates time to assisting event sub-committees, such as the Route 66 Festival and Troops & Trains. Previously, as BACC Executive Director, she worked intensely at growing chamber membership by learning about specific business needs and bringing folks together to network. Last July, she stepped-in to fill a vacancy on the BACC Board of Directors and would like to continue to provide leadership in the growing capacity of the chamber. She fully believes in the chamber’s new mission statement and would work intelligently and collaboratively to further establish partnerships to promote local commerce and tourism. Her mantra, “Together Let’s Move Forward and Upward” embodies her spirit and enthusiasm.