GPC encourages all Chamber members and their employees to participate in shaping Arizona’s laws and public policies. The Chamber offers six issue committees where industry leaders, community leaders, practitioners, legal experts and lobbyists gather to evaluate legislation and regulatory matters, in order to make recommendations on the Chamber’s behalf.
- Agriculture, Environment & Water Issue Committee Supports environment, water and natural resources policies based on sound science and responsive to Arizona’s unique needs. Responds to the needs of the business community by participating in policy-making that supports a strong business climate, while respecting the state’s natural resources.
- Budget & Tax Issue Committee Promotes tax and budget policies that support the retention of businesses, attract new investment and create employment in the greater Phoenix region and Arizona. Serves as a partner with other Chamber issue committees in evaluating policies that have a tax and/or fiscal impact.
- Insurance & Health Care Issue Committee Supports strong insurance and health care markets that offer affordable, quality options to Arizona’s businesses and residents and creates a favorable business environment for these industries to thrive.
- Legal & Regulatory Reform Issue Committee Addresses a variety of legal issues including tort and regulatory reform, labor/union, ballot reform and election/campaign finance reform.
- Transportation & Infrastructure Issue Committee Supports the development and maintenance of a balanced transportation system that improves mobility and connectivity for the region’s employers, goods, residents and visitors. Evaluates proposed multimodal transportation projects and advocates for investments and policies that will improve mobility, contribute to economic development of the region and build coalitions representative of the region’s diverse, multigenerational population.
- Workforce Readiness Issue Committee Works to enhance academic achievement and accountability while offering appropriate skills training that answers employment needs to create a more effective workforce.
- Public Affairs Committee The six issue committees listed above meet in August to discuss and evaluate their guiding principles. Each committee’s finalized guiding principles document is then sent to the Public Affairs Committee, where it is reviewed, approved and sent to the Chamber’s Board of Directors for final approval. *Public Affairs Committee participation limited to Premier-level Chamber members only.
For questions about upcoming public affairs and issue committee meetings, contact Public Affairs Coordinator Jen Springman at email@example.com or call 602.495.6497.