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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.

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Chair: Mariane Doyle, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia

Steering Committee:

Dick Abidin, Artisan Construction, Inc
Kara Chandeysson, Ting
Ashley Davies, Riverbend Development
Nick Digiorgio, United Bank
Chris Engel, City of Charlottesville Office of Economic Development (Ex Officio)
Lorri Haney, Advanced Network Systems Inc
Charles Hartgrove, Virginia Institute of Government (VIG), UVA Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service
Roger Johnson, Albemarle County Office of Economic Development (Ex Officio)
Craig Kotarski, Timmons Group
Valerie Long, Williams Mullen
Eric Mayberry, The Daily Progress
Cat Mosley, LUMOS
Todd Rowley, Old Dominion National Bank
Jennifer Siciliano, UVA Health
Neil Williamson, Free Enterprise Forum

With questions regarding this group, please contact Andrea Copeland, Interim President & Committee Engagement Director.