Advocacy

The North Chamber has a long history as an advocate for business-friendly initiatives and legislation, as well as infrastructure improvements. The North Chamber consistently champions a pro-business agenda and endeavors to serve as a collective voice to represent its large and small business members in government policy and legislative issues at the local, state and national levels.

Government Affairs (Ongoing)

The North Chamber explores legislative, political and civic issues, and works with other businesses, community groups, chambers of commerce, and city, county and state government and agencies to solve problems. The North Chamber Board of Directors takes positions of endorsement or opposition of such issues.

Infrastructure (Ongoing)

The North Chamber monitors and suggests necessary changes and/or improvements regarding roads, drainage and other infrastructure issues. The North Chamber Board of Directors takes positions of endorsement or opposition of such issues.

Legislative Agenda (Download Below)

The Texas Legislature will be in session beginning in January 2017 and under the leadership of the Government Affairs Council Chair the North Chamber will work with the Bexar County legislative delegation to ensure that the voices of business – both large and small, are heard, and that the issues that are important to them are represented in Austin and Washington D.C. Our legislative agenda can be downloaded below as well as some resources.

2017 Legislative Agenda (PDF)

Special Projects & Initiatives (As necessary)

Periodically, through partnerships with concerned entities, the North Chamber will initiate special projects and endeavors that improve or advance the business, civic, higher education or city/county government sectors. Such projects are typically identified by the Government Affairs Council, Infrastructure Committee and Board of Directors, and are voted on and either endorsed or opposed by the Board of Directors prior to implementation.

Mayor’s Vision for San Antonio (Annual)

Attendees hear firsthand the Mayor’s plans for San Antonio during a luncheon program featuring keynote address by the Mayor of the City of San Antonio.

State of the County Address (Annual)

Attendees get “the Bexar facts” regarding County priorities directly from County Judge Nelson Wolff during a luncheon program.