Meeting time: Dates picked with a committee doodle poll as needed. About 2 hours per month.
The Government Affairs Committee is a broad-based, non-partisan committee appointed by the Board of Directors to represent all sectors of the Chamber’s membership. The committee is responsible for helping the Chamber in determining policies on issues important to business, developing a legislative agenda, communicating issues to the Board of Directors and general membership, and developing and maintaining relationships and networks between the Chamber and elected officials at all levels of government.
1) To serve as the voice of business at all levels of government to include monitoring, drafting, and advocating for legislative issues and concerns. To ensure that legislative decisions are taken positively impact our member’s businesses, allowing them to prosper and grow.
2) When necessary, vigorously oppose legislation that threatens the viability of the local business as part of the private enterprise system.
3) The Committee recommends policy positions on local, state, and federal issues to the Board after the appropriate input from members and other stakeholders.
4) To plan Candidates Forums, organizing logistics, and creating questions for each candidate or representative.