Advocacy

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The Chamber identifies issues that affect regional economic sustainability and mobilizes efforts toward solving those issues through civic engagement.

The Chamber advocates for solutions to those issues through education and civic engagement among businesses, non-profit organizations and government.

Strategic Advocacy Priorities

The Chamber, in collaboration with its members and partners, will identify issues that affect regional economic sustainability and will advocate for solutions to those issues through education and civic engagement among businesses, non-profit organizations and government.

Advocacy Objectives

  • Enhance member awareness and civic engagement regarding legislative and community issues through educational events and effective and timely communications.
  • Routinely communicate the needs of the business community to local, state and regional officials and encourage balanced, common-sense approaches to policy decisions.
  • Enhance the Lawrence business community’s effectiveness as a leader in regional economic development through an increased presence and strengthened relationships in Topeka and Washington D.C.
  • Identify and secure resources needed for successful business development though effective communication among members, community leaders, government officials and agencies.

You can see the entire list of 2017 legislative priorities here.

Chamber Committees to Support Advocacy Objectives

  • Government & Community Affairs
  • Voice of Business Committee
  • Public Policy Task Force (PPTF)
  • Development Issues Input Group (DIIG)

 

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