Government Relations Committee
Open to active chamber members
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
Thursday, October 10, Chamber Office, 8:00 a.m., Guest: Delegate Dave Rudolph
Thursday, October 24, Chamber Office, 8:00 a.m. Guest: Cecil County Executive Tari Moore
Thursday, November 14, Chamber Office, 8:00 a.m. Guest: Cecil County Councilman President Robert Hodge
Thursday, December 5, Chamber Office, 8:00 a.m.
Every Thursday, January 9 - April 10th
The mission of the Government Relations Committee:
Purpose: To assist and promote business participation in government and legislative affairs and to monitor legislation pertaining to business on a local, state, and federal level.
Goals: Communicate the political issues and positions of our membership to the Delegation, County Commissioners and other elected officials in timely, efficient manner.
The Government Relations Committee meets with Cecil County Commissioners and representatives of the Maryland General Assembly, and thoroughly reviews relevant issues obtained from the Maryland State Chamber of commerce each year. The Committee utilizes this information to develop a survey that is designed to solicit feedback from all Chamber members on current or prospective legislative issues. The survey is disseminated to each member electronically, with hard copies available by request.
In addition to the findings of the legislative survey, data on the opinion of the Chamber’s membership is also gathered from discussions at Chamber events, written communication on issues throughout the research timeline and ongoing dialogue with our members.
This process allows the Committee to create the Legislative Brief. We recognize that the statements in the Legislative Brief may not represent the opinion of individual members and welcome your suggestions to review relevant issues or legislation not addressed in the brief on a case-by-case basis.