The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs program offers seven committees where Chamber members work together to identify policy priorities and adopt guiding principles. Through these committees, industry and community leaders, practitioners, legal experts, and policy advocates come together to evaluate policy and regulatory matters and form policy recommendations on behalf of the Chamber.

Throughout the year, the Public Affairs and Issue Committees meet to review legislative bills and ordinances, hear presentations, and unite together in support of or against policy proposals that impact the business community. The Public Affairs program brings government affairs professionals, industry practitioners, and business leaders together to evaluate and craft meaningful policy recommendations and set policy priorities for the Chamber.

The Chamber’s committees will begin meeting on September 1, 2015, to establish the Guiding Principles for the year, identifying policy priorities for each committee. Member involvement in the Public Affairs program is one of the most effective ways to influence regulatory and legislative policy, align with fellow Chamber members, and engage with elected officials.

The Issue Committee dates for Guiding Principle formation are as follows:

Agriculture, Environment and Water Committee: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Budget and Tax Committee: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Legal and Regulatory Reform Committee: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Insurance and Health Care Committee: Monday, September 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Workforce Readiness Committee: Monday, September 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Economic Development Committee: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 9:15 a.m.

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Posted by Alexie Chavez