The Government Relations Committee brings together business and community leaders from our area who volunteer their time to focus on the legislative initiatives of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance.
The committee monitors legislative and policy issues at the local, state and federal levels and the analyses and discusses the impact of these issues on business and economic development in the Grand Traverse region. The committee may draft and recommend to the Board positions on issues to be adopted and advocated to government officials, membership and the public.
The Government Relations Committee is committed to the following goals:
- Education of Chamber membership (including but not limited to elections, legislation, ballot proposals, calls to action);
- Support and advocate for investment and job creation in the Grand Traverse region;
- Support and advocate for simplified regulatory requirements on businesses.
The Government Relations Committee meets on the 4th Friday of the month from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room at the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce.
2014 Meeting Schedule:
- January 24
- February 28
- March 28 (Cancelled)
- April 25
- May 23
- June 27
- July 25
- August 22
- September 26
- October 24
- **November 21
- **December 19
** Meeting dates moved to accommodate holidays
If you have questions or would like to join the committee, please contact:
Kent Wood, Director of Government Relations