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ADVOCACY

We pride ourselves on being the voice of business in Douglas County.

Business advocacy is a top priority for the Chamber. The Chamber takes care of politics so you can take care of your business. We are a respected voice when it comes to protecting and promoting free enterprise and minimizing government interference and taxation.

We represent you at the local, state, and national levels of government. Whether you are a small business with one employee, or a Fortune 500 company, the Chamber helps provide you with access to government officials and keeps you informed on pending legislation. Find out the latest information on legislation that may affect your business.

Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee is active throughout the year and helps create, plan, and implement the following programs:

  • Formation of the Chamber’s legislative agenda each year
  • Advocacy for issues on the agenda including local SPLOSTS
  • Strategic Leadership Visit
  • Washington D.C. Fly-In
  • Douglas County Day at the State Capitol
  • Promoting regionalism and strategic partnerships

For more information on meetings, visit the Chamber events calendar.

 

Legislative Wrap-Up Event

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The Douglas County Chamber in partnership with the Junior League of Douglas County hosted a post-legislative discussion event featuring a panel discussion with state legislators. The event was held on Wednesday, May 1st at the Douglasville Conference Center. The event featured a panel discussion with Douglas County Delegation facilitated by Georgia Chamber President and CEO, Chris Clark.

Douglas County Delegation members in attendance included Sen. Kimberly Alexander, Sen. Mike Dugan, Sen. Donzella James, Rep. Roger Bruce, Rep William Boddie, Rep. Sharon Beasley-Teague, Rep. Micah Gravely, and Rep. J. Collins. The panel provided a summary of the legislative session, which began in January and ended late March. They also discussed the most important issues to Douglas and its business community.

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