The Tualatin Chamber of Commerce Business Advocacy Council (BAC) is focused on government affairs and is responsible for researching issues of importance to the business community and then making recommendations to the Board of Directors on how to respond. It may be to endorse or oppose ideas or issues, or merely to provide education for the membership to make its own decisions. They will also hold Key Leaders Series presentations up to 4 times a year to present issues and hold a forum for our members to be informed and give opinions.
The BAC tracks legislation, bills and ballot measures that affect business and the livability in our City, County and State. We track new taxes, repeals, transportation, carbon, education, housing and any issue that concerns a healthy business climate.
Our members turn to us for help in advocating on any issue they need support for running their business better.
Legislation, bills, and ballot measures are vetted through conversations with our members, partners, associations. If a new issue arises that is not already covered by our list of priorities, we follow a thorough process to determine facts, concerns and impacts to our communities. After careful consideration, it’s taken before our Board of Directors. They will then hear, discuss, and vote to take a position in support of, or opposition to legislation, bills, ballot measures or our approach to addressing the issue. Once a position is taken, we communicate it through various means of marketing and local press. Every effort is made to keep strong working relationships with our elected officials at every level of government, so that we can work on the current issues in a timely and relevant manner.
Educate and inform our members and citizens about the current plans by ODOT for tolling highways in the region. Learn more: OregonTollingUpdates.com
Business advocacy for land use concerns.
All BAC meetings are open to all our members, please join us! Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of every month. Please check the events calendar for details.