Become an Erie Ambassador

Erie Ambassadors serve the community through volunteer activities that positively impact the community and support the mission of the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership. The Erie Ambassador program is designed to train community professionals and citizens interested in the history and promotion of our region. The course examines numerous aspects of the community, providing in-depth information from some of Erie’s top civic leaders.

Erie Ambassadors

Erie Ambassador Training Course

Erie Ambassadors undergo a nine-session community training course. Curriculum topics may include, but are not limited to:

US Border Patrol, 12th Street corridor history, Erie Western PA Port Authority, Radius CoWork, Entertainment, Arts & Culture, Tourism, Presque Isle, US Coast Guard, Economic Development System, Erie Water Works, Penelec, Fitness - YMCA, City of Erie & Erie County Political Systems, Tom Ridge Environmental Center and the Bayfront Maritime Center.

Upon graduation, Erie Ambassadors are considered an Investor of the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership for one year (if not already employed by a current investor). We ask that all Erie Ambassadors commit to attending a minimum of (2) Business After Hours, (2) Ribbon Cuttings and volunteer a minimum of (2) times when requested per year.

Erie Ambassador Graduates are welcome to attend a current session, if it was not offered or if they missed that session during their enrollment period. A continuing education session will be attempted at least once a year.

Sign Up for the EA Training Course

The Fall Session of Erie Ambassadors is set to begin September 17th. Check out the schedule below, fill out the application, or contact Event Coordinator Colleen Gross at cgross@eriepa.com for additional details.

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I would recommend the program to those who are considering relocation to Erie as well as those born and raised in Erie, like myself. Just when you think you have knowledge of your city, you will discover that there is so much more to learn! Erie Ambassador Program is a sneak peek into a variety of our hometown gems.

Erie, PA
Fall 2018 Class

EA (Erie Ambassadors) gave me an in-depth look at my hometown, touring gem locations I didn’t even know about.

Erie, PA
Fall 2018 Class

If you live in the Erie area, I highly recommend signing up for the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership's Erie Ambassador program. I've lived here for approximately 21 years and was astounded by everything that I didn't know about the place I call "home."

Erie, PA
Fall 2018 Class

I'm a graduate of the Fall 2013 class and was surprised by how much I didn't know about the Erie area. It made me fall a little bit more in love with my hometown and appreciate everything the area has to offer to the community.

Erie, PA
Fall 2013 Class

Amazing opportunity to get a behind the scenes look into some of Erie's most pivotal businesses! This program is educational and fun experience! I'm always looking for ways to learn and grow; Erie Ambassadors is a great resource to our area! 

Stacey Santos
Erie, PA
Spring Class 2019

The value I derived from the Erie Ambassadors program is two-fold.  First, the program provided me with an opportunity to receive additional context and information about the businesses and industries that help create Erie's identity. Second, the program connected me to a group of fellow residents that are committed to putting our best foot forward and represent Erie with purpose and passion. Networking with this committed group of individuals is invaluable and will certainly yield a return in my professional and personal lives. 

Patrick Fisher
Erie, PA
Spring Class 2019

This was a great program! As a recent transplant to Erie, Erie Ambassadors allowed me to experience a number of key Erie industries while developing a greater understanding of Erie’s history and lakeside culture.  And I got the opportunity to connect with a great group of people along the way!

Aurora Hardin
Erie, PA
Spring Class 2019

The Erie Ambassador program was eye-opening to ALL things Erie and I was able to make connections that I would not have otherwise. I would highly recommend this program to anyone that is even slightly interested in learning more about Erie. You will end the program as a believer of the city and what it has to offer!  

Katey Cross
Erie, PA
Spring Class 2019

Everything was fun, well organized, and engaging.  You are in great company with other Erie area professionals.  When you graduate you will have so many additional reasons to love your Erie.

Erin May
Erie, PA
Spring Class 2019

 I really enjoyed the Erie ambassador class.  There were many things I've learned and met a lot of great people.  Would recommend taking this class!!

Patricia Zeigler
Erie, PA
Spring Class 2019

 

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