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Chamber of Commerce announces public policy agenda development meetings for fall

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

RELEASE 17-012

On Wednesday, the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce announced their three-part public policy agenda development schedule for the fall, giving members the opportunity to provide input on policy issues impacting Morgan County’s business community.

The Chamber’s public policy scope of work focuses on three areas: federal, state and local legislation. Each meeting – held at the Chamber – will begin at 10 a.m. and last approximately one hour. Each meeting is open to the entire membership. The schedule is as follows:

Federal agenda: Tuesday, Oct. 10
State agenda: Tuesday, Oct. 31
Local agenda: Tuesday, Nov. 7

“The Chamber advocates for a healthy and sustainable business environment for Morgan County, and relationships with our elected officials are critical to that work,” said Wade Weaver, the Chamber’s vice chair for public policy. “Our policy agenda reflects the voices of our membership and the needs of the business community. Therefore, having members present in our three gatherings is essential in reflecting the work our members would have us do on their behalf. The more voices, the more it represents our membership.”

Once the meetings conclude, a draft of the agenda is presented to the Chamber’s board of directors for approval. After approval, the final document is presented to our elected officials as the Chamber’s State of the County, State of the City, State of the State events, along with presentations at the Chamber’s annual Montgomery and Washington D.C. public policy trips.

Topics in the Chamber’s public policy agenda include transportation and infrastructure, regulation, education and workforce development, healthcare, energy, taxation, trade, space and defense, tourism, economic development and other quality of life policy issues.

To read the Chamber's 2017 agendas, please click here.

The Chamber thanks its Strategic Partners for their support.

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