As a CONVENER, ChamberWest brings Business, City, and Legislative Leaders to the same table in our Legislative Affairs Committee. This committee is a powerful force within the State of Utah that ADVOCATES on behalf of our BUSINESS COMMUNITY. Our Legislative Affairs Committee is comprised of subcommittees, each of them holding a piece of our puzzle.
The job…Business Advocacy - Moving our Economy Forward. Magic happens in our Legislative Affairs Committee! This committee meets monthly April – December to “deep dive” into issues important to our business community. Seven sub-committees identify and create Priorities Documents around important issues such as Air Quality, Economic Development, Education, Healthcare, Housing, Transportation, and Water Development. During January – March legislative session, the committee reviews bills to identify those impacting business in our communities and then works to advocate for our members based on those positions. The committee meets with legislators weekly to expand relationships, offer professional opinions from industry, share positions on specific legislation, and to provide a forum for legislators to communicate to business and civic leaders of bills in process. You can view a schedule of upcoming meetings at the bottom of this page. Scroll down to see what's gearing up for the 2020 Legislative Session
In addition to the Legislative Affairs Committee, ChamberWest also participates with other Chambers/Cities on the western side of the Salt Lake Valley as part of the Western Growth Coalition.
Heading into 2020:
Each year, our State Legislators work hard to identify sound legislation and proposed bills that they feel need to be created or amended. During this process, our ChamberWest Legislative Affairs Committee Use our Bill Tracker to keep track of proposed bills that could affect businesses and the impact they may have. You can follow along by tracking which ones have been Opposed or Supported by the business community in ChamberWest. You can also let your voice be heard by reaching out to us to let us know your thoughts. If you're interested in joining our Legislative Affairs Committee, cost information and instructions are further down below.
View the CHAMBERWEST BILL TRACKER.
Cost to Join this Committee: Appropriate ChamberWest Membership Fee plus $275 (includes 20+ breakfasts).
Contact Barbara Riddle if you are interested in joining this committee firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Linda Townes – Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District – LindaT@jvwcd.org
Vice Chair: Bryan Scott – City Journals – email@example.com
2019 Legislative Session Results:
Past Chair: Ben Horsley – Granite School District – firstname.lastname@example.org
- January – March: 1st Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of Jordan Valley Medical Center and one other day (TBD) weekly at the Utah State Capitol Building.
- April – December: 1st Thursday of the month at 7:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of Jordan Valley Medical Center
Legislative Session begins end of January
Session concludes mid-March
Saturday Legislative Roundup during the session with other west-side chambers. See ChamberWest calendar for locations and time.