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Chamber releases annual public policy agenda

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

RELEASE 17-002

The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday released their annual Public Policy Agenda, a comprehensive document outlining the organization's position on a variety of issues impacting business and our area’s quality of life.

“This agenda, created by our members, serves as a collective voice for what the business community stands for on a wide range of issues,” said John Seymour, president and CEO of the Chamber. With a diverse group of representatives from areas including industry, small business, education, government, medical, construction, economic development, financial and tourism, we were able to create a comprehensive strategy to increase the quality of life for Decatur and Morgan County. With this information, we can then use the legislative process and our solid relationships with elected leaders, to make this vision a reality. This results in a stronger community for everyone.”

In the fall of 2016, the Chamber held a series of open member meetings to develop agendas for each of our three levels of government – local, state and federal. The meetings, to which the entire membership was invited to attend, created draft documents that were submitted to the Chamber’s Board of Directors by Vice Chairman of Public Policy Wade Weaver for approval. Each of the three drafts were approved at the December board meeting.

The Chamber’s public policy work includes agenda development, engagement with city and county leaders, “State of” addresses with the City of Decatur, Morgan County Commission and our state legislative delegation, area candidate training sessions and election forums, specific issue advocacy work and investor opportunity with federal officials.

Printed copies are available at the Chamber office or by visiting the Chamber website at http://www.dcc.org/what-we-do/program-of-work/public-policy.

The Chamber thanks its Strategic Partners for their support.

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