Government Relations Committee
The Mission of the Government Relations Committee (GRC) is to provide a basis for the Chamber to act on local, state and federal government issues, thus creating a favorable and profitable business climate.
The GRC reviews proposed legislation and issues which might have ramifications for local businesses. The evaluation shall also take into account prior Chamber positions adopted by the Board of Directors. The GRC makes recommendations, when appropriate, to the Board of Directors for the purpose of establishing official Chamber positions.
The Government Relations Committee (GRC) is committed to the long term economic success of our local business community. The GRC works to improve the effectiveness of legislation and regulations which affect our business environment every day. The GRC reviews the actions of our elected officials and advocates for public policies which improve the economic outlook for members of the Chamber.
At GRC meetings, guest speakers with business and political expertise address the concerns of GRC members and bring essential facts and insights about issues facing the entire Chamber membership.
If you are concerned about a government issue that is impacting your business, please let a member of the GRC know! If you want to join the fight to save California Businesses from the effects of bad legislation, plan to attend the next meeting of the Government Relations Committee.
Policy & Procedures
I. Mission Statement
The mission of this committee shall be to provide a basis for the Chamber to act on local, state and federal government issues, thus creating a favorable and profitable business climate.
II. Policy Statement(Guidelines)
To review any proposed legislation or issue, which might have ramifications for local businesses. The evaluation shall also take into account prior Chamber positions adopted by its Board of Directors. To make recommendations, where appropriate, to the Board of Directors for purposes of establishing official Chamber positions.
The council shall consist of up to 12 voting members representing different areas of expertise. Along with voting members, the committee will consist of additional non-voting members to serve in the capacity of advisors and informational resources. The council is open to all Chamber members in good standing.
Consideration for Membership
Prospective council members can apply for openings of the council by notifying the Chamber office, Committee Chair, or by filling out the “Prospective Member Questionnaire”. The Chamber Board will select a membership committee who in turn will recommend to the board prospective candidates to fill specific categories for committee approval. New council members must be approved by the El Dorado Hills Chambers of Commerce Board of Directors.
Terms of Office
Council members will serve a 2-year term not to exceed four years in concurrent terms. After four years of service a voting member will become a non-voting member and must stay in that capacity for one year before applying for an opening as a voting member. Exception is the first appointed committee which, at board discretion, will be staggered to avoid a lack of continuity.
The Governmental Review Council meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 a.m. at the CSD Parks and Recreation Conference Room. If a council member accumulates more than 4 absences a year, the member will lose voting rights.
Minutes shall be kept of all GRC meetings by an assigned staff person and all recommendations shall be in writing.
A quorum will consist of those voting members in attendance at any regularly scheduled meeting.