The Government Affairs (GA) Council of the North San Antonio Chamber serves as an advocate for Member businesses and their employees before municipal, county, state, and federal officials on political policy issues impacting the economic growth, quality of life, and financial health of local industries.
The Government Affairs Council informs and educates Members on proposed initiatives, policies, and legislation that may affect the way business in San Antonio is conducted.
GA Council Chair
January 20, 2022: Watch the video of our latest Texas House of Representatives House District 122 Forum. House District 122 is soon to be vacated by long-serving Representative Lyle Larson. Candidates Adam Blanchard, Elisa Chan, Mark Cuthbert, and Mark Dorazio engaged in a discussion moderated by former Bexar County Commissioner, Kevin Wolff. Candidate Angi Aramburu was invited to participate but was not able to attend due to an illness. Aramburu’s responses can be found here. Thank you to our partners, Greater San Antonio Builder’s Association, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and the Alamo Asian American Chamber of Commerce.
LOCAL, STATE, & FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY
The North San Antonio Chamber represents over a thousand business members and industries that employ more than 150,000 employees throughout Bexar County and has a long history as an advocate for business-friendly initiatives and legislation and works to ensure that the voices of Member businesses are heard and represented at the local level, at the state level during Texas Legislative Sessions, and at the federal level.
The City Council Scorecard reflects San Antonio’s elected officials recorded votes on key issues impacting economic growth and development throughout their two-year city council term (Spring 2019 – Spring 2021). This informative tool provides a standing record of how each Councilmember and the Mayor vote on pro-business issues. It is important that our Mayor and City Council consider the impact on San Antonio businesses and their diverse industries— the job creators and wage providers for this city—when considering how they will vote on issues.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS EVENTS
State of the County Address
The Annual State of the County Address is a collaborative event in which County priorities are addressed by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. Judge Wolff touches on business, education, and innovation, with a focus on Bexar County’s emerging tech and cybersecurity industries. State of the County Address Photos
Mayor’s Vision for San Antonio
Mayor’s Vision is an annual luncheon program hosted by the North San Antonio Chamber featuring a keynote address by the Mayor of San Antonio. The Mayor will update attendees on the upcoming focus issues and priorities. Mayor’s Vision Luncheon Photos