The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) was organized in 2017 in order to educate members on local and state legislative issues while creating a mechanism for the Chamber to advocate for the interests of business in government. The goal is to connect elected officials to the committee and encourage the business community to take an active role in understanding Government and how they may participate in the legislative process. Local and state governmental influences are largely affected by the input of the community they serve. This committee serves as a conduit to exchange ideas and priorities between the Hobe Sound community we serve and those who represent us in the policy and decision making process.
Legislative topics are studied and researched by the Government Affairs Committe prior to being presented to the Board of Directors. Actions taken, are those that have been recommended by the GAC and supported by the Board of Directors. Read about our current Legislative Actions.
- Voting: On an annual basis, eight (8) core members will be appointed. Voting members must attend all meetings. Two (2) consecutive unexcused absences will result in dismissal from the voting position.
- Participating Members: All Hobe Sound Chamber members are welcome to participate. Simply contact the Chamber by calling 772-546-4724.
Council of Chambers of Martin County
Economic Council of Martin County
Martin County Government
Martin County School District
Town of Jupiter Island
City of Stuart
Florida Association of Chamber Professionals
Florida Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Martin County Tax Payers Association
And many more
The GAC meets monthly to discuss issues of interest and hear presentations from elected officials and partners. If an issue affects the health and sustainability of local business, the committee has the responsibility to research the proposed impacts and give a recommendation to the Chamber’s Board of Directors for consideration of adopting a position or action. The Government Affairs Committee is responsible for sharing information, and should the Board of Directors adopt a position, action or resolution, the committee will help disseminate the position.
All topic requests and requests to present to the committee shall be made by contacting the Chamber at 772-546-4724.
Monthly Meetings held the 4th Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the Hobe Sound Chamber Office.