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Defense Affairs Committee

The mission of the Chamber Defense Affairs Committee (DAC) is to foster economic vitality by further strengthening the alliance of relationships among the Chamber, the Chamber network, the Central Virginia community, the regional defense & intelligence community, and our veterans.

In 2009, the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce established an innovative Chamber Defense Enterprise Round Table to better serve the region’s growing, job-producing business sector. Renamed the Chamber Defense Affairs Committee, it has become the leading defense intelligence enterprise advocate within the region.

Meeting time: 11:30am-1:15pm on scheduled quarterly dates

Location: UVA Research Park - Town Center Two, 1001 Research Park Blvd., 4th Floor

Attendance policy: DAC meetings are free for Chamber members to attend; $25 for non-members. Lunch is provided by UVA Research Park.

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Click here to download the Defense Affairs Committee Action Plan

2020 Meeting Schedule

Meeting dates to be announced.

Resources for Military/Veterans

More About DAC

Defense Affairs Committee meetings focus on five main areas:

  1. Community engagement: Advocacy and support for the defense industry in our region.
  2. Government engagement: Advocate and support the needs of the local defense community with local, state and federal elected officials.
  3. Education: Identify and facilitate partnerships between the local defense community and local K-12 and higher education institutions for research and education.
  4. Research: In process
  5. Veterans: Advocacy and support for veterans and their families.