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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

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News of Interest to Government Affairs Committee

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.

Supreme Court Vaccine Mandate Ruling

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | January 17, 2022

Last week the Supreme Court of the United States upheld a lower court ruling that prohibits a Biden Administration directive that requires businesses to mandate their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The employer mandate would have required workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or to wear masks and be tested weekly. A copy…