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Public Policy Committee

An important part of Chamber membership is awareness and advocacy on matters of public policy that directly impact Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The Chamber strives to raise key issues as an honest broker and constructively provide a crucial business perspective to many challenges and opportunities in our community.

The Public Policy Committee serves as a legislative and regulatory think tank for the Chamber Board of Directors and the many roundtables and councils of the Chamber, to help inform the organization’s advocacy efforts and initiatives. The committee also reviews legislative action and, when necessary, recommends action to the Chamber Board of Directors. Only the Board of Directors can decide whether the Chamber will take a formal position on issues of public policy. The Public Policy Committee and Chamber of Commerce DO NOT endorse candidates for office.

Regular meetings: 12:00-1:00pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month

Location: Fall location to be announced

Attendance policy: Regular meetings are free for Chamber members; $5 for non-members.

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2021 Meetings

January 5: Guest speaker Quinton Harrell, Chair, Chamber Minority Business Alliance

February 2: Guest speaker Jeff Richardson, County Executive, Albemarle County

March 2: Guest speaker Chip Boyles, City Manager, City of Charlottesville

April 6: Guest speaker Roy Van Doorn, City Select

May 4: Guest speaker Ashley Davies, Charlottesville Area Development Roundtable (CADRe)

September: In lieu of this month's regular meeting, we invite you to attend the virtual City Council Candidate Forum hosted by Neil Williamson and Sean Tubbs on September 30.