Policy Committees

Public Policy Council (Chair: Mark Hudzik, Member One): The council, along with the Vice President of Public Policy, identifies and monitors local, state and federal policy issues of importance to Chamber members and the business community. The council takes action on policy issues by:

  • Developing and advocating our Legislative Agenda
  • Developing positions on legislative issues
  • Assist in Chamber’s relationship management plan with elected officials
  • Host candidate forums to provide opportunities for members to become more aware of business issues impacting the Roanoke region.

Transportation Advocacy Group (Chair: James Breakell, Boxley): The committee meets with city, county, and state officials to review policies and procedures affecting transportation infrastructure in our region and provides testimony at transportation related public hearings. The committee considers and recommends transportation policies for the Chamber’s legislative agenda.

Council on Workforce Innovation and Connection (Chair: Todd Putney, Medical Facilities of America): This council aims to encourage workforce preparedness through collaboration with strategic partnerships, and advocates for initiatives to address the demand in Career and Technical Education.

If you’re interested in joining one of the Policy Committees, please contact Vice President of Public Policy Rebekah Gunn at RGunn@RoanokeChamber.org or 540.983.0700 x111.