Community Involvement

Alan Byrd & Associates believes community involvement is vital to the success of a business. A successful community affairs plan provides tremendous results in goodwill and direct sales. Over the past 20 years, Alan Byrd has been involved with the following organizations in a leadership capacity, working to make the Central Florida region a vital, growing economy.
  • Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce - board member, past chairman

    The Apopka chamber is the primary business support organization of Northwest Orange County. The chamber enhances established businesses and attracts new businesses through economic and community development.
  • Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce - board member, vice chairman of regional outreach

    The mission of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce is to provide valuable member benefits, expand our economic base, support quality education, promote tourism, and encourage good government.
  • Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce - executive committee member, government affairs committee chairman, past-golf committee chairman, past communications committee chairman

    The Seminole County Regional Chamber represents a broad-based coalition of businesses from throughout Central Florida, serving as a liaison between business, government and the community.
  • Valencia Foundation - Board member, past nominating committee chairman

    Valencia Foundation’s mission is to enhance learning, workforce training and economic development in Central Florida through the support of scholarships, teaching chairs, programs and buildings for Valencia Community College.
  • Education Foundation of Osceola County - Board member

    The Education Foundation assists The School District of Osceola County in continuing its tradition of excellence in educating students . The Foundation provides scholarships to graduating Osceola County Students, classroom enhancement programs, scholarships for adults wishing to enter the field of education, and recognition of our community's dedicated educators.
  • Coastal Conservation Association - State board member; immediate past president, Orlando chapter; past banquet chairman

    CCA Florida is a statewide, nonprofit marine conservation organization working in an advocacy role to protect the state's marine resources and the interests of saltwater anglers. CCA supports strong, resource-based law enforcement, access to the resource for recreational fishing and strong and fairly-balanced fishing regulations to protect state and federal fish stocks.
  • Federation of Congregations United to Serve - Business Advisory Council member

    Federation of Congregations United to Serve (FOCUS) is a multi-ethnic, inter-denominational, community organization where 19 local congregation organizations work together to develop community leaders who can work to make Orange County better.
  • West Orange Chamber of Commerce - member, past board member

    The West Orange Chamber of Commerce develops, promotes and supports chamber member businesses and the West Orange Community.  
  • NAIOP Central Florida Chapter - member

    NAIOP is the international association of developers, owners and professionals of commercial, industrial and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP's members promote responsible, sustainable development that creates jobs. NAIOP supports diversity within the industry, provides education and advocates for legislation that benefits the communities in which we work and live.
  • Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens - past board member, past marketing and communications committee chairman

    The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is dedicated to preserving the beauty and wonder of animals and their habitats through its Sanford location. We are committed to sharing our knowledge, engaging visitors, and celebrating our natural world.
  • Boy Scouts of America - past board member

    The MISSION of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association - past Allied Relations Committee member

    The Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association is one of Central Florida's largest and most influential trade groups. The membership includes nearly 80% of the more than 114,000 hotel rooms in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties, and over 450 "supplier" organizations that do business with the hospitality and tourism industries.
  • Winter Park Chamber of Commerce - past board member

    The mission of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is to develop, promote, and sustain a vital, thriving business climate throughout the community and to initiate support and enhance the civic, educational, economical well-being of the area.  
  • Commercial Real Estate Women - past board member

    CREW Orlando offers a unique business development network, by representing key decision makers in virtually every discipline of commercial real estate. It provides the structure, the leadership skills, and the industry expertise to serve each of its Members, their clients, and the communities.