While the Chamber is constantly advocating on behalf of our members, we encourage the community to communicate with their delegates and help them be informed.
The Regional Business Coalition of Metropolitan Atlanta (RBC) is a not-for-profit association of over a dozen local Chambers of Commerce throughout the metro Atlanta region.
Each year, the RBC, in conjunction with all local metro Atlanta Chambers of Commerce, adopts a legislative agenda that outlines the core legislative issues agreed upon by the local Chambers. The RBC focuses primarily on three key public policy issues: transportation, air quality and water quality.
For more information on the RBC, visit their website – www.atlregionalbusiness.org
The Douglas County Chamber’s Legislative Agenda is created out of the Government Affairs Committee and then approved by our Board of Directors.
The Legislative Session ended in March. If you would like to see what the Douglas County Chamber supported, Download the 2017 Legislative Agenda HERE.
Areas of focus included:
2017 Legislative Updates:
Each year, the Douglas County Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee organizes a Day at the Capitol. This event is open to all Chamber Members and encourages locals to visit state legislators as we communicate the Chamber’s Legislative Agenda and hear feedback from them on what’s going on at the Capitol during the Legislative Session.
This year, over 20 members gathered to make the trip to Atlanta. After meetings with state legislators, they met Governor Nathan Deal.
This event takes place each February. Check our Events Calendar for more information on registering for this event next year.
The Douglas County Chamber’s Chairmans Club participates in the Georgia Chamber’s Eggs & Issues Breakfast each year. Held concurrent to the convening of the General Assembly each year, the annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast serves as a kickoff to the annual legislative session. The 2016 breakfast featured Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, and House Speaker David Ralston. The annual event attracts over 2,000 Georgians, including many of the state’s top level officials, to the World Congress Center in Atlanta.