advocacy

Advocacy in Action

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) provides a meeting place for an exchange of ideas and dialogue on matters of public policy in our community. The committee meets on the first Friday of each month at Chamber Headquarters. The meetings include special speakers, as well as updates on local, county, state and federal legislative actions. This committee helps develops the Chamber’s annual Legislative Agenda and provides guidance on Chamber positioning for issues in our business community. However, when this committee isn’t meeting, the Chamber is very active in political advocacy through the efforts of its Public Policy Director, Gregory Alexander. The GAC is led by executive board member, Walt Nester of McNair Law Firm.  Click here for the Legislative Agenda.

Advocacy in Action: This week your chamber will be attending the following meetings on behalf of our members. 

Tuesday, July 17 

Town of Hilton Head Island
Finance & Administrative Committee Meeting
2 p.m. (no agenda)

Town of Hilton Head Island
Town Council Executive Session
3 p.m. Click here for full agenda

Town of Hilton Head Island
Town Council Executive and Regular Sessions
4 and 5 p.m. Click here for full agenda

Town of Bluffton
Town Council Workshop
6 p.m. Click here for full agenda

Wednesday, July 18 

Beaufort County
Economic Development Corporation Meeting
2 (no agenda)

Town of Hilton Head Island
Planning Commission Meeting
3 p.m. Click here for full agenda

Beaufort County
County Transportation Commission Meeting
Exec. Conf. Rm., Adm. Bldg.
4 p.m. Click here for full agenda

Thursday, July 20

Beaufort County
Airports Board Meeting
Council Chambers, Adm. Bldg.
1:30 p.m. (no agenda)

To learn more about the Government Affairs Committee, please contact Greg Alexander at galexander@hiltonheadisland.org