Government Action

Comittee

Mission Statement:
To inform, educate, engage and advocate for the business community regarding relevant public policy.

The Chamber’s GAC’s fundamental role includes advocating the views of the business community to our elected officials on public policy and legislation on the local, state, and federal level that might have an impact on the business community.  The GAC is a dynamic volunteer committee of business and community leaders who meet monthly to guide the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce in its public policy positions, such as representing the best interests of business through candidate forums, public policy speakers, and providing grassroots network support.

Committee Focus

This committee receives and reviews applications for public policy consideration. The committee makes a recommendation to the board to support or oppose policy.

This committee recommends our legislative priorities, produced for our state legislative agenda, and presented to our Board of Directors for adoption and implementation annually.

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce leads advocacy activities year-round through many facets. Most of these efforts are programs or functions of the Valley Chamber directed by the guidance of the Government Action Committee with support from the board of directors.

Legislative Agenda:

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce Government Action Committee and the Chamber Board of Directors have unanimously adopted our Legislative Priorities:

 

2022 Legislative Priorities:

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce Government Action Committee and the Chamber Board of Directors have unanimously adopted our 2022 Legislative Priorities:

 

Our Committee Leadership

Get Involved

Interested in Attending Government Action Committee:

If you would be interested in representing your business and industry in this dynamic and vital committee, please contact Licett Figueroa-Garbe, Director of Engagement & Policy, Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Anyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend our monthly meetings. Members of the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce that wish to become more involved have the opportunity to become advisory voting members. Please call the Chamber for more information or to RSVP (509) 924-4994 or check the calendar to find an upcoming meeting.

Latest
Committee News

Government Action Newsletter May 2022

State Building Code Council New Proposals to Limit Natural Gas in Residential Development Last month (April 2022), the Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC) voted 11-4 to adopt the two code proposals which ban natural gas for use in space…

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Government Action Newsletter April 2022

Gas Heating will be Restricted in New Commercial Buildings Last Friday, the Washington State Building Code Council voted to adopt revisions to the state’s commercial building code which will require new businesses and apartments to restrict the use of natural…

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