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Government Affairs Committee

The Mesa Government Affairs Network was created to focus on legislative practices and decisions affecting all professional establishments. This group helps local business owners stay up to date on relevant information occurring at every tier of government. When convened, experts from local, state, and federal levels of office speak on topics that pertain to all organizations. Topics have previously included taxation,  business regulation, education, economic development, transportation, and immigration.  

This collaborative opportunity allows for the exchange of internal practices and fresh perspectives, helping those in attendance remain aware of the local business climate. Ultimately, the decisions of Arizona’s elected leaders impact all businesses and in turn, the Mesa Government Affairs committee welcomes all who are interested in remaining informed of the changes being made within the community.

When This Committee Meets

This committee meets on the 3rd Friday of each month with an agenda of topics and opportunities to engage the community. See upcoming meetings in the Chamber Event Calendar.

How to Be a Part of the Committee

Contact Mesa Chamber President and CEO, Sally Harrison, at sharrison@mesachamber.org

Follow this Committee on Social

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News of Interest to Government Affairs Committee

Government Affairs Committee: January Meeting

By jmorales | January 26, 2024

The Mesa Chamber Government Affairs Committee met this past Friday, January 19, 2024, with a special presentation from guest speaker Supervisor Thomas Galvin. Supervisor Galvin reviewed a variety of topics including 2023 milestones, housing, public, animal care, and elections. Supervisor Galvin also mentioned a total county budget decrease of $114 million in this 2024 fiscal…

The Mesa Pitch for 2023: Submit Your Nomination

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | August 15, 2023

We describe it to people as ‘Shark Tank meets TED talk’. A live event that you can attend (and be a sponsor of), where six entrepreneurs will pitch their new business ideas to five Judges for cash prizes. Submit Your Idea We are looking for great new business ideas. You can make your pitch in…

Mesa Chamber Advocacy Update: EAST VALLEY CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ALLIANCE URGES VETO OF SB 1246

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | June 15, 2023

Team Mesa Chamber,    Please find attached below a copy of a letter that the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance, of which the Mesa Chamber of Commerce is a member, has sent to Governor Katie Hobbs regarding SB 1246. Sally Harrison, IOMPresident and CEOMesa Chamber of Commerce June 14, 2023 The Honorable Katie HobbsGovernorState…

UPDATED: MESA CHAMBER CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS & EVCCA MEASURE RECOMMENDATIONS

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | November 7, 2022

MESA – The Mesa Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsements for the upcoming Mesa City Council Elections. The Mesa Chamber Board of Directors endorses: Trista Guzman Glover – Mesa City Council District 4 Eva Burch – Candidate for Legislative District 9 “Burch has proven herself to be someone the Mesa business community can work…

Theft by Extortion

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | July 5, 2022

Imagine a typical would-be customer walking into your business. This person steps up to your counter and demands something for free and goes even further. The person then goes after your reputation by threatening to leave a scathing online review if the person does not get something for free. This act of theft by extortion…

Mesa Chamber Mourns the Loss of East Valley Leader

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | June 24, 2022

The Mesa Chamber today extends heartfelt condolences to the friends, family and community of Queen Creek regarding the recent passing of Mayor Gail Barney. Mayor Barney was a catalyst to the tremendous growth that Queen Creek has experienced in becoming one of the fastest growing communities in the valley. “As a dynamic leader in the…

MESA CHAMBER ANNOUNCES CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | May 31, 2022

Mesa Chamber Backs Business-Friendly CandidatesFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 31, 2022 CONTACT: Mesa Chamber of CommercePHONE: (480) 969-1307 MESA – The Mesa Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsements for the upcoming Mesa City Council Elections. The Mesa Chamber Board of Directors endorses Trista Guzman Glover (Council District 4), Alicia Goforth (Council District 5), and Scott…

Talent Recruitment Series – Labor Market Update & Mesa Employer Survey

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | May 17, 2022

Learn about the most recent trends in hiring, education and workforce development & what Mesa employers are saying they need to keep hiring! This event is hosted by the City of MesaRSVP for this event is managed through eventbrite.com About this event Hear from Trevor Stokes, CEO of the Partnership for Workforce Innovation, on the…

Ty Howard Joins Mesa Chamber Government Affairs

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | April 18, 2022

The Mesa Chamber Government Affairs Committee welcomed presenter Ty Howard, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer for the City of Mesa to their April 15 meeting. Ty covered a range of digital security related topics such as the types of cyber attacks that currently exist, the social and financial impact of cyber crime, and facts…

U.S. Chamber Statement on the American Innovation and Choice Online Act

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | January 20, 2022

U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive vice president and chief policy officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today in advance of tomorrow’s scheduled markup in the Senate Judiciary Committee of S.2992, the “American Innovation and Choice Online Act”: Read the complete statement here.