Government Affairs Committee

What is the Escondido Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee?

The Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee, or the GAC as we call it, is a very valuable Greater Escondido Chamber member benefit. It works to create and sustain a favorable business environment in which all businesses can grow and prosper through the monitoring of legislation and influencing of governmental decisions on behalf of the interests of our members. This committee provides a basis for the Chamber to act on local, state, and federal governmental issues and evaluate political candidates.

We hold monthly meetings and present informative, current, relevant topics that impact and affect businesses and citizens of Escondido and the surrounding areas.

Our meetings typically include presentations by members of the Escondido City Council including the Mayor, CA Senate and Assembly members, U.S. Congressional members, other City, and State representatives as well as business owners, developers and other entities interested in doing business in our region.

The GAC provides a platform for local Advocacy.  The voice of the Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce is well respected and has real power. From our monthly meetings, we routinely support or oppose various State and Local bills that we feel will either help or hurt the businesses and residents of Escondido.

Elected officials need to hear our voice in order to guide their decisions. Our recommendations of support or opposition in conjunction with other Chambers of Commerce and Advocacy groups do an excellent job of holding our elected officials accountable.

The GAC is a vital and important part of the Chamber of Commerce.  The best way to make the most of your Chamber membership is to be involved. Please consider joining the Chamber and making your voice count by being a member of the GAC.

Stan Weiler
Howes Weiler Landy – Planning, Engineering & Surveying

Chair- Government Affairs Committee
Contact: gac@escondidochamber.org

Past Government Affairs Committee Meetings