• Legislative Affairs Committee

  • 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.

    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.

    The Legislative Affairs Committee meets on the first Thursday of every month in the Conference Room of Jordan Valley Medical Center at 7:30 am where a complimentary breakfast is provided.

    Cost to Join this Committee: $275 (includes 20+ breakfasts)

    Chair: Linda Townes – Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District – LindaT@jvwcd.org

    Vice Chair: Bryan Scott – City Journals – bryan@mycityjournals.com

    Past Chair: Ben Horsley – Granite School District – bhorsley@graniteschools.org

    Meetings:

    • 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

     

    Other Meetings:
    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.

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