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Policy Impact Series

The Chandler Chamber works hard to cultivate and maintain excellent working relationships with elected officials from the City Council to the U.S. Senate -- regardless of party affiliation. As a politically active Chamber, we believe a strong, collective voice from our business community is essential to aid elected officials in making policy decisions that are in the best interests of Chandler as a whole. We represent the business interests of entrepreneurs, small businesses, and large corporations operating right here in Chandler.

Our Public Policy Series is aimed at just such ideals. It is a chance to hear from our elected officials and industry experts on a range of issues that impact our community, businesses and beyond. The Public Policy meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month in an intimate setting that allows for deep discussion on all issues presented. Your attendance is encouraged as this is a rare opportunity to hear directly from decision makers while having your voice heard.

To register for the next Public Policy series, search our event calendar and register for the events you plan to attend. Registration is free but advance notice of attendance is appreciated.

Past Events:

February 4, 2022: Legislative 18 Update

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce’s February Policy Impact Series event hosted elected officials from legislative district 18: Senator Sean Bowie, Representative Jennifer Jermaine, and Representative Mitzie Epstein. Each legislator provided updates on the legislative session and bills they are supporting.

The event also highlighted City of Chandler's Budget Manager, Matt Dunbar, on the proposed water, sewer and trash rate increase.

To watch this event, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2TcGzf5pWs

March 4, 2022: Legislative 17 Update

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce’s March Policy Impact Series event hosted elected officials from legislative district 17 Senator JD Mesnard, Representative Jennifer Pawlik, and Representative Jeff Weninger. Each legislator provided updates on the legislative session and bills they are supporting.

The event also highlighted Education Forward Arizona Senior Director of Community Impact, Erin Eccleston.

To watch this event, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjd1Z1yVDfQ

April 1, 2022: Arizona Department of Transportation Interstate 10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce’s April Policy Impact Series event hosted leaders, experts, and elected officials to speak on transportation happenings that are impacting Chandler residents. Proposition 400, the I-10 widening, and traffic solutions to the increasing Maricopa County population. Speakers included Maricopa County Supervisor, Jack Sellers, Audra Koester, with Maricopa Association of Governments, tje City of Chandler’s Mayor Kevin Hartke and City Manager Joshua Wright, and Amy Ritz, with the Arizona Department of Transportation.

To watch this event, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV2hj3opmG0

May 13, 2022: Cybersecurity: What are the impacts and risks for your business?

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce’s May Policy Impact Series event hosted experts in the cybersecurity field. The impact on businesses, what to look for and how to respond. Discussions also included workforce and how individuals are being prepared in this field. Speakers included Dr. Greg Peterson, Chandler Gilbert Community College; Dominic Papa, Amazon Web Services and AZ Institute for Digital Progress (iDP); Janet Hartkopf, Basha High Institute of Cyber Operations and Networking; Paul Wagner, Director, University of Arizona, College of Applied Science and Technology; and Director Tim Roemer, Arizona Department of Homeland Security.

To watch this event, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usEE1dcONcg&t=1943s

08.13.21 Policy Impact

Tempe Union High School District Bond & Override Elections

Citizens Financial Advisory Committee

 

August 12, 2022: HOW WE STAND: Legislative Agenda

  • Public Policy is important to the Chandler Chamber and business members we represent. The Chamber each year publishes the HOW WE STAND Legislative Agenda that prescribes the policy positions the Chamber takes on behalf of our members. The Chamber hosted a series of roundtables to field suggestions and feedback for the development of the 2023 document. On August 12, 2022 for the Policy Impact Series event, the Chamber hosted a work session to review the recommended changes. Stay tuned, the updated document will be released at the beginning of January.

To watch this event, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PdYhOLtzN4

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