Advocacy

On the behalf of business

400 Businesses. 6,000 Employees.

Government policy affects employers and employees alike. Sometimes it’s for the best, while at other times it can be crippling. We make sure we have a seat at the table so our members are represented and their voice is heard.

The Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee monitors and facilitates discussion related to local, state and federal government impacts that may affect the Mason County business community. 

They also respond to concerns expressed by local businesses, considering input from Chamber members and affected stakeholders. The committee works through business issues that may require public policy positions by the Chamber and then makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

Any Chamber member may attend committee meetings and provide input; only committee members may vote. Members of government entities or municipalities may attend a meeting with prior approval or an invitation from the Chairman. Meetings are posted on the Chamber’s calendar.

The committee attempts to be broad-based, representing the diverse sectors of the Chamber’s membership and is comprised of eight voting members and a committee chair who is appointed by the Chamber Board President. The eight voting committee members are required to submit an application and are appointed annually by the Board of Trustees.

For more information about our Government Affairs Committee click here.

2020 Important Dates

Ballots Mailed for Primary Election Tuesday, July 14

Primary Election Candidate Forum Thursday, July 9, 2020, 6:00-8:00p, Olympic Middle School, 888 East K Street, Shelton

Last Day to Register to Vote (In-Person) Monday, July 27, Mason County Auditor, 441 N Fifth St, Shelton

Primary Election Tuesday, August 4

General Election Candidate Forum Thursday, October 8, 6:00-8:00 PM, Olympic Middle School, 888 East K Street, Shelton

General Election Tuesday, November 3

Making our voice heard in 2020

Too often the voice of one business can be drowned out by many others. The Chamber can help you resolve your issue using the full weight and force of our membership.

You can request Chamber action on an issue that affects the business environment and economic vitality of the region.

If you would like to request help or action, complete our request form. After we receive your request, you will be contacted for follow up. If you have any questions, call the Chamber (360) 426-2021.

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