What is the Policy Council?
The Policy Council was created to enhance the Chamber’s impact on all levels of government. The Council Members are appointed by the Chamber and consist of voting and nonvoting members. Voting members are selected to be representative of the many industries and sizes of organizations in the region. Non-voting members may attend issue briefings, participate in committee work, and bring issues forward for consideration.
In addition to matters assigned by the Chamber Board, the Council creates its own work plan. It also convenes working groups to tackle important issues. Let us know what issues matter to you and if you’d like to participate!
Whether its monthly Policy Council meetings, networking events with city leaders and legislators, or our annual day on the hill in Olympia; there are countless events that can put you face-to-face with public sector decision makers.
Read past position papers and policy reccomendations by the Policy Council, Chamber Board, or East King Chambers Coalition.
Works with developers, architects, general contractors, affordable housing experts, and others to develop sound recommendations to shorten construction timelines, prioritize growth, and improve local and state policies around land use and development.
Transportation is one of the most important advocacy areas for the Bellevue Chamber. The transportation committee studies and recommends an ongoing list of regional transportation investments and works with city and transit planners to increase mobility options and access.