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Advocacy Committee

Chamber Business Advocacy Committee

Monthly Advocacy Committee Meeting

Member Advocacy Committee meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month from 12:00-1:00pm.

Meetings are be held via zoom and will include updates from our Legislators and their efforts during the legislative session. Attendees will also be able to discuss issues facing employers at the local, state and federal levels. COVID-19 and economic recovery efforts will be a primary focus of the Advocacy Committee. Longer term function of the committee will be to plan and facilitate candidate forums for elections, act in an advisory role to the Chamber Board of Directors, cultivate relationships with elected officials and discuss issues critical to the success of our local employers.

Members of the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce are eligible to participate in these meetings. Advocacy is a key service provided by the Chamber in our mission to serve as a champion for the cause of business in the Walla Walla Valley. Stay tuned for registration details!

Next Session/Tuesday, March 2

2020 Candidate Forum

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Join us for the 2020 Virtual Candidate Forum hosted by the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce, American Association of University Women (AAUW), Whitman College Politics Department, Walla Walla Association of Realtors, La Voz, Walla Walla County Democrats, Walla Walla County Republicans, Walla Walla Union Bulletin, and the Walla Walla Latino Alliance. Register today and get the opportunity to meet your final candidates and representatives.

Recorded Live-Tuesday, October 6 @ 6:30 p.m.
Live discussion with candidates in the running for seats in the 16th District State Offices

Candidates

State Senator
Perry Dozier
Danielle Garbe Reser
State Representative Pos. 1
Frances Chvatal
Mark Klicker
State Representative Pos. 2
Skyler Rude
Carly Coburn

Recorded Live-Thursday, October 8 @ 6:30 p.m.
Live discussion with candidates in the running for County Commissioner & Superior Court Judge -

Position 1

Candidates

County Commissioner District 1
Roger Esparza
Jenny Mayberry
Walla Walla County Superior Court Judge-Position 1
Michael S. Mitchell
Brandon L. Johnson

Candidates for 16th District State Offices Live Forum-Recorded 7/16

Candidates
State Senator 
Perry Dozier
Danielle Garbe Reser
William "Bill" Jenkin
State Representative Pos. 1
Frances Chvatal
Mark Klicker
State Representative Pos. 2
Skyler Rude
Carly Coburn
View Session Here

Zoom Live Webinar Recorded 7/16

County Commissioner Live Forum-Recorded 7/14

Candidates
County Commissioner District 1
Tom Cooper
Roger Esparza
Jenny Mayberry
View Session Here

Zoom Live Webinar Recorded 7/14

Catalyst. Convener. Champion.

Through our strong relationships with  elected officials at all levels (City, County and State), we advocate for the rights of local businesses and take positions on proposed ordinances, rulings and legislation. The Business Advocacy Committee is part of the Chamber’s commitment to representing the interests of business with government.

The mission of the Business Advocacy Committee is to carry out an advocacy program on behalf of the Chamber membership and business community within the governmental and political arenas and foster an effective working relationship.

If you are interested in more information about the Advocacy Committee, please email Kyle Tarbet

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