Develop plans and strategies to ensure that membership is kept informed of federal and state legislative issues affecting the business and local community. When recommended by the committee and approved by EPCC Board, advocate on behalf of business interests in conjunction with the State and National Chambers.
The purpose of the Governmental Affairs Committee is to:
- Provide members with up to date, objective information on existing or upcoming state and federal legislation that will have an impact on businesses, employers and employees.
- Keep Chamber Board informed of issues relevant to the Chamber constituency.
- Maintain working relationships with elected representatives on the state and federal level for the East Parker County area.
2023 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
To download our 2023 Legislative Agenda CLICK HERE
EDUCATION & WORKFORCE:
Support: Efforts to increase workforce supply & resiliency by increasing funding for public education (PK-12) and higher education institutions.
HEALTH & WELL-BEING:
Support: Increased supply of health care workers, resources to increase access to care, particularly mental health
Support: Legislation that maintains local decision-making authority
RIGHT TO ADVOCATE:
Oppose: Any attempt to limit or prohibit the authority of city, county and /or school district officials to use pubic funds to communicate with legislators and state agencies as well as to pay membership dues to organizations that hire lobbyists
WATER & INFRASTRUCTURE:
Support: Ensuring reliable and sustainable infrastructure development, including the electric grid, mobility, water, resources, and broadband
The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee meets periodically depending on legislative years and pending federal legislation. At these meetings important decision regarding policies that not only affect Parker County citizens, but area businesses as well, are presented, discussed, and voted on. It is important that our local officials hear from the community before making these important decisions.
Local government agendas are posted online in most cases. Reviewing upcoming agenda items provides you with the opportunity to attend the meeting and publicly state your views or concerns.
To Locate City Council & Planning & Zoning Information:
To Locate County Commissioners:
www.parkercountytx.com (Select “County Government”)
To Locate the ISD Board Trustee Agendas:
Aledo ISD: www.aledoisd.org (Select “District Information”, then “Board of Trustees”)
Weatherford ISD: www.weatherfordisd.com (Select “School Board”)
To download our 2023 Legislative Agenda, CLICK HERE.