About Placitas &
About the Chamber
The Placitas Chamber is a nonprofit organization.
Our mission is to promote, educate and foster
positive, responsible partnerships within the Placitas
business community and serve as a resource to the
community at large.
The original Placitas Chamber of Commerce was
formed in 2001 by business owners Tom Ashe,
Orville McCallister, and Bob Poling and was a formal
corporation for nine years. Although it disbanded in
2010, these original principals remain active in the
community, preserved the chamber's corporate
records and continued to support the annual Placitas
Appreciation Day events at Homestead Village.
The "new" chamber was incorporated again in 2015,
and is formally recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit entity. The chamber is overseen by a
volunteer board of directors.
Ask three Placitans what they like best about living in
Placitas and you may get six different answers. One will
say it is being so far from everything, another, being so
close to everything — and both will be right.
For some it is the peacefulness, for others the proximity
to hiking trails. Most will mention the perfect weather:
four distinct seasons without harsh extremes. But
almost everyone's answer will include something about
the views. Many homes look north toward the hills and
mesas, all the way to the Jemez range and the Sangre
de Cristo Mountains north of Santa Fe.
Others face the mountain, that smooth yet imposing
spine of the Sandias which covers with snow in the
winter. Some homes get both views. In another pleasant
paradox of Placitas life, these comforting views are
always the same, and yet they change constantly thanks
to the sun's evolving angles and the seasonal rebirth of
high desert flowers and shrubs.
With it's convenient proximity to both the Albuquerque-
Rio Rancho metro area and Santa Fe, Placitas is
recognized as a unique – and a uniquely situated –
bedroom community for these areas.
Directors - 2020
Members at large:
The Placitas Chamber of Commerce is not a member of the US Chamber of Commerce. Your Placitas
Chamber of Commerce is a wholly independent community organization and we typically do not take positions
on national issues. We donate no money to the US Chamber, and we do not endorse its positions.