A partnership of the Everett Area and South Snohomish County Chambers and the EDC
A primary function of the chambers of commerce is to serve their members
as business advocates. The Joint Government Affairs Committee (JGAC)
reviews governmental and legislative issues and forwards recommendations
to their respective Boards of Directors. The JGAC also researches and
adopts a legislative agenda and presents it to legislators each year
before and during the state legislative session. During the legislative
sessions, the JGAC takes positions on specific bills introduced,
communicates those positions to our elected officials and lobbies on
behalf of chamber members.
The JGAC also works with the County and cities on local issues and
regional entities on Puget Sound issues. We know and maintain contact
with our national representatives and staffs, as well.
All chamber members are welcome to participate on this committee. The
meetings are the 1st and 3rd Fridays, 9:00-10:30 AM at Community
Transit. Confirm meeting information with your chamber before attending
for the first time.