The Government Affairs Committee monitors and facilitates discussion related to local, state and federal government impacts that may affect the business community of Mason County.
The committee also responds to concerns expressed by local businesses, considering input from Chamber members and affected stakeholders. The committee works through business issues that may require public policy positions by the Chamber and then makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees.
Any Chamber member may attend committee meetings and provide input; only committee members may vote. Members of government entities or municipalities must receive permission from the Chair prior to attending each meeting. Meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of the month and are posted on the Chamber's calendar.
The committee attempts to be broad-based, representing the diverse sectors of the Chamber’s membership and is comprised of eight voting members and a committee chair who is appointed by the Chamber Board President. The eight voting committee members are required to submit an application and are appointed annually by the Board of Trustees.
Too often the voice of one business can be drowned out by many others. The Chamber can help you resolve your issue using the full weight and force of our membership.
You can also request Chamber action on an issue that affects the business environment and economic vitality of the region. If you would like to request help or action, download our request form and email, fax or send to the Chamber. After we receive your request, you will be contacted for follow up. If you have any questions, call the Chamber (360) 426-2021.
Are you interested in serving on the Goverment Relations Committee? Download the application.
Lisa Perry, Chair