Business Advocacy Council
The Chamber is proud to provide key legislative programs as another benefit of partnership. The Business Advocacy Council (BAC) provides a basis for the Chamber to act on local, state, and federal governmental issues. BAC members review and take positions on a range of business related legislation and issues and vote to approve any legislative positions that align with the board-approved public policy platform.
The BAC meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30am in the Chamber Lobby Conference Room. This meeting is open to all partners, while appointed council members have voting authority.
If you are interested in a formal appointment to the BAC, contact Lorraine Clarno by clicking the “Email Us a Question” icon to the right or her at call 503.350.2006.
Download a Powerpoint Presentation from Business Matters: The Voice of Business
Public Policy Board Handbook
- Defeated Measure 97
- Passed the local Beaverton Public Safety Bond Levy
- Washington County Vehicle Registration Fee for roads maintenance
- Beaverton local TLT 4% tax for operations of the soon-to-be Beaverton Center for Performing Arts
- Passed Measure 98 – CTE for all students and lowering drop out rates
Read the full article here.
Appointed Council Members for 2017
- Dianne Danowski Smith, Publix NW – Co-Chair
- Rhonda Reister, Beaverton Round Executive Suites – Co-Chair
- Gary Carlson, Law Firm of Gary Carlson & Associates
- Rebecca Carey-Smith, PGE
- Randy Ealy, City of Beaverton
- Keith Hobson, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation
- Jim McCreight, Past Board chair
- Christine Moore, Beaverton Valley Times
- Ron Reichen, Precision Auto body
- Steve Smelley, PayneWest Insurance
- Patrick Wheeler, past board chair
- Lorraine Clarno, BACC President/CEO