Business Advocacy and Political Action help maintain a strong local economy where business can flourish
Public Policy Team: Reviews issues, legislation and ballot measures, forwards recommendations to Board of Directors for public positions on local, regional, state and national levels; develop issues events for candidates, ballot measures and items of regional concern for businesses; discussion and speakers as needed.
Ongoing monthly meetings every first Monday from 11:45am -1:15pm
All active Legislative issues will be updated in our Blog (see left column)
North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce Endorsement’s:
Bond Endorsements – May 2015
The North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce realizes the importance of safety in our community and fully endorses the Happy Valley Police Levy that will appear on the May ballot.
We urge voters to pass a yes vote on the May 19th ballot to renew the levy at a rate of $1.38. This is the same rate approved by voters over the past 12 years. It will not cost you any more than you are currently paying! Without a yes vote – the levy will fail and the result is no dedicated funding to pay for dedicated police services after November, 2015. This means NO dedicated police patrols, investigations of crimes, longer response times to life threatening emergencies and no police department; they will all be gone.
Please give high consideration to this Public Service Levy and vote YES!
More information here
Bond Endorsements – March 2015
The N. Clackamas Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has approved to endorse the Clackamas Fire District #1 General Obligation Bond that will appear on the May ballot. We feel it important for our community to support the Clackamas Fire bond measure that will allow our fire and emergency service responders to replace outdated emergency vehicles, construct a new training facility, build a fleet maintenance center, replace Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for the firefighters and maintain existing fire stations, facilities & infrastructure.
We urge you to vote YES and pass this bond to ensure Clackamas Fire District #1 continues their excellent service to our community.
Candidate Endorsements – November 2014
As a business organization, when the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce weighs who to endorse, it considers the needs and concerns of its members more than any political advantage that may come to the chamber or its board. Among the factors weighed are relationship with the chamber, voting record on business issues, political acumen, and a consistent ability to avoid the extremes of either major party by working across the aisle. These endorsements are advisory to our members, especially small business owners who work to serve their customers, supply jobs, make payrolls, and support the community. We hope as we question the candidates that we effectively represent the interests of our members. Read Endorsements
Members assist in public policy efforts The Public Policy programs of the Chamber are financially supported by Vision Sponsors. Thank you to the 2014-2015 sponsors: