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 Atlanta Regional Commission is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county Atlanta region. Since 1947, ARC and its predecessor agencies have helped focus the region’s leadership, attention and resources on critical issues.
For more information about the ARC, visit www.atlantaregional.org.
Each year, the Douglas County Chamber and Douglas County Government organize 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, 34 members gathered to make the trip to Atlanta. After meetings with state legislators, they met Governor Nathan Deal. Attendees included Don Barbour, At&T; Ken Bernard, Sherrod & Bernard, P.C.; Kali Boatright; Mark DeNyse, DeNyse Companies; Marigold Edwards, JC Freedom House; Michelle Elliot, Freedom World Financial Ministries; Isaac Essel, Serenity Empire Personal Care Home; Rita Fasina-Thomas, Strategic Business Services; Folasade Fasina-Thomas; Diana Ford, Avolon Accounting & Charter CFO Services; Jessica Fulton, MBP; Myesha Good, Junior League of DOuglas County; David Good, Red Ink Consulting; Marcia Hampton, City of Douglasville; Tonya Jackson, RA-LIN & Associates, Inc.; Chairman Romona Jackson-Jones, DC Board of Commissioners; Edwin Jones, Bright Star UMC; Ray Kathe, Synovus Bank; Candy King, Kaiser Permanente; Margaret McCarley, Brookview Apartment Homes; Gail Moore, Custom Plastics & More; Drake Peaugh, Chapel Hills Golf Club; Howard B. Ray, HRC Engineers, Surveyors & Landscape Architects; Mayor Rochelle Robinson, City of Douglasville; Priscilla Robinson, Freedom World Financial Ministries; Mayor Pro-Tem Richard Segal, City of Douglasville; Gil Shearouse, Water & Sewer Authority; Vonda Thorpe, Day Star Tabernacle; Ingrid Tolliver-Bailey, Craig Wire Products, LLC; Devan Walker, Holiday Inn Express-Atlanta West; Randy Whitaker, Bank OZK; Jerry Williams, Douglas County Democrats; Candy Yu, Avolon Accounting & Charter CFO Services.
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 Legislative Agenda is created out of the Government Affairs Committee and then approved by our Board of Directors.
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