It All Starts Here
The Grand Rapids Chamber takes an intentional approach to policy positions by listening to members who direct our advocacy efforts on the issues most important to them. This process starts with policy ideas and legislative proposals introduced at our issue committees. Issue committees are available to members to engage in our policy process, network with other members, and stay informed with current events.
“Participation in committees with the Grand Rapids Chamber not only provides an opportunity to be well-connected, it also provides plentiful opportunities to learn about all the great things happening in our local community,” said Ben Charlick, Human Resources at Tyson Foods and chair of the Education & Workforce Development Committee. “Whether it be related to talent, education, or the legislature, meetings have proven to be a high value add and have made a positive impact on myself and our organization.
Become A Part of Our Policy Process
The Grand Rapids Chamber is looking to expand their issue committees. The government affairs team invites anyone who is interested, especially private sector employees, to get involved. See their descriptions below to determine if one may be a fit for you!
Education & Workforce Development Committee: works to ensure the development of a better educated and productive workforce.
Environmental Affairs Committee: advises Chamber members on significant environmental issues and work to influence lawmakers to prepare and support cost-efficient, yet effective, regulations.
Health Care & Human Resources Committee: advocates to reduce the cost of health care and encourage communication between the business and health care communities.
Tax & Regulatory Affairs Committee: reviews issues as they relate to tax and regulations that increase the cost of doing business.
Transportation Committee: analyzes issues and advocate for infrastructure policies and projects that make efficient use of each dollar spent on transportation.
For questions or to get involved, contact Katie Doyen, Government Affairs Manager, at Katie@grandrapids.org.