GPC President & CEO Todd Sanders

The Greater Phoenix Chamber stands as the voice of business at every level from our city and county governments to our state legislature and executive branch. With more than 40 years of combined experience and a century-long history of standing for businesses of all sizes, the Chamber’s public affairs team is advocating for your business every day.

This advocacy process starts long before we meet with lawmakers or attend and speak at public hearings. Our process starts right in our offices with a series of meetings where Chamber members can make their voices heard.

At these meetings with the Chamber’s Issues Committees and the Public Affairs Committee, Chamber staff facilitates discussions between members to develop a strong, robust set of guiding principles in six distinct issue areas. These guiding principles make up our annual Public Policy Guide, which our team uses to show lawmakers and the community at large which issues will garner the Chamber’s support and which issues will harm the business community and our economic progress.

As a new legislative session with newly-elected legislators and legislative leadership approaches, your public affairs team is working diligently to meet with leaders and community members to share the Chamber’s priorities for the upcoming session. From seeking resolution and clarity on key tax issues and encouraging the adoption of a drought contingency plan that supports the Greater Phoenix region to advocating for sound fiscal practices, we’re hopeful that this session will be productive and result in a regulatory climate that supports business success.

In addition to meeting with lawmakers on your behalf, the Chamber brings lawmakers and agency leaders to our offices and to our events so that you and your colleagues have the opportunity to interact directly with Arizona’s officials. This face time is so critical in ensuring that lawmakers truly understand what business owners and entrepreneurs need to move Phoenix forward.

As we prepare for the 2019 legislative session, it’s vital that we represent business at the capitol. In order to do that effectively, we need you! You don’t have to become an expert, but I encourage you to take a few minutes today to learn who your representatives are and to understand what issues the Chamber will be supporting this year by reviewing the 2019 Public Policy Guide.

Posted by Danny Imes