Public Policy Positions
At the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, we focus on strengthening businesses and fostering an environment in which businesses and the community can thrive so that Arlington will be a better place for all who work, live and do business here. In order to achieve this, the Chamber takes annual policy positions on matters of relevance to the business community.
Members can be involved in shaping policy positions through the Chamber’s Government Affairs & Economic Development Committee. The Government Affairs & Economic Development Committee typically meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 9:00am in the Board Room at the Chamber office. These meetings feature elected officials, key policy leaders, and other community members who handle important issues that affect the Arlington community. To be added to the committee distribution list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, the Chamber's Board of Directors adopts the Chamber's annual Public Policy Positions for distribution to Arlington's General Assembly delegation and the Arlington County Board. The Government Affairs & Economic Development Committee begins the process by producing a draft paper, with staff assistance, which is then reviewed, and perhaps amended, by the Executive Committee prior to submission to the Board. The content of these documents center on major policy positions, as well as reaction to selected positions in similar packages from the Arlington County Board and the Arlington Public Schools.
View the Chamber's 2017 General Assembly Public Policy Positions and 2016 Local Public Policy Positions. You can also access the 2016 County General Assembly Responses.
Legislative Report from the Virginia General Assembly, February 10, 2017