Public Policy Committee
Coordinate member involvement and act as an information clearinghouse in issues impacting businesses in the City of Post Falls. Provide recommendations to the Board of Directors and advise members of the Chamber of Commerce regarding matters of mutual concern and importance such as water, transportation and regulations affecting business.
Committee Make up :
The Chairman of the Board will appoint a Public Policy Committee Chairperson during the last quarter of each year. In addition to the representation of possible sub-committees on the Local Issues Committee, members-at-large are welcome to attend regular meetings of the Committee and its sub-committees.
Scope of Work:
The Public Policy Committee Chairperson will seek ad-hoc sub-committee chairs to monitor specific local issues that impact business as needed. These sub-committee chairs will serve as members of the Public Policy Committee. From time to time establish ad-hoc sub committees to monitor and report on specific issues related to water, transportation and regulations affecting business.
Board Chair - Len Crosby
“The Public Policy Committee had a very productive year. We expanded our partnership with the Coeur d’Alene Chamber’s Public Policy Committee and, as a result, during this important election year, we were able to provide our members with some excellent speakers and programs.
The joint Committee met every two weeks, via conference call, with our local Legislators during the 2016 Legislative Session and was able to provide excellent input on a number of important issues, including urban renewal, health care and business taxation. Committee membership includes representatives of the local offices of Senators Crapo and Risch, and Representative Labrador, so our members continued to have consistent updates on federal legislation that impacts our business community.
The Committee weighed in on a number of local issues involving both the City of Post Falls and Kootenai County, and monitored local economic activity. The Committee drafted the Chamber’s legislative priorities statement for the Chamber board, and we expanded our partnerships with other local organizations, including North Idaho College and the University of Idaho and held a joint meeting with seven of our nine local legislators to review the our joint legislative priorities for the 2017 legislative session. The members of the Committee look forward to working with our local legislators throughout the 2017 session to push for reduced regulation, continued expansion of economic development incentives and adjustments to our State’s business tax structure”. - Len Crosby, Committee Chair
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