Event will feature senators and representatives from the 17th, 18th, and 49th Legislative Districts and will cover the latest priorities and topics that impact the growth and vitality of businesses and workforce in southwest Washington
VANCOUVER — The Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC), the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC), and Identity Clark County (ICC) will host the 2021 Legislative Review, virtually, on Fri., May 21 presented by NW Natural.
This Annual Event offers attendees a fresh view of the most recent legislative session from those who were in the midst of the discussions, there will be dedicated time for a live question-and-answer portion with all nine legislative officials on-screen.
One of the Chamber’s most popular (virtual) events, the 2021 Legislative Review, is anticipating a record number of attendees to join the livestream starting at 8:30 a.m..
“This Annual Legislative Review event offers additional transparency behind the choices made during the latest session. Not only is this beneficial for our voters, but it’s important for our local Business Owners to understand what is affecting their business and how,” adds John McDonagh, president/CEO of the Chamber.
In addition to dissecting the latest legislative session and allocation of State capital funding, elected officials in attendance will answer questions pertaining to trending topics within Washington State legislature.
“Keeping pace with policymaking is as important during session as it is between sessions, so we’re excited to host this community opportunity to receive updates from local legislators,” comments Jen Baker, president of the CREDC.
These topics expected to be addressed:
• Transportation & Infrastructure package
• Economic Development Tools Approved
• Bills passed on the Environment including Low Carbon Fuel Standards and Cap & Invest
• Continued funding of Education & Workforce Development
• Social Justice
Specific bills with direct impact on business: Paid Family Leave; Unemployment Insurance relief; Wage disputes; Capital Gains.
For specific information on the Joint legislative Priorities of the GVC, CREDC and ICC visit: www.VancouverUSA.com/2021LegislativePriorities
Panelists planning to attend (listed in order of Legislative District):
• Senator Lynda Wilson, 17th District (R)
• Representative Paul Harris, 17th District (R)
• Representative Vicki Kraft, 17th District (R)
• Senator Anne Rivers, 18th District (R)
• Representative Brandon Vick, 18th District (R)
• Representative Larry Hoff, 18th District (R)
• Senator Annette Cleveland, 49th District (D)
• Representative Sharon Wylie, 49th District (D)
• Representative Monica Stonier, 49th District (D)
The 2021 Legislative Review event will be held on the Chamber’s user-friendly virtual platform, created as a venue to convene and connect attendees in a virtual yet engaging space that accommodates large groups. Those who register will receive a recording of the event after the live event has completed.
Reserve your spot, or your VIP Table, at www.VancouverUSA.com/Legislative-Review.
Submit your questions to legislators through the anonymous form, here: https://yourchamber.typeform.com/to/qVhKX4fa.
Note: Submitted questions are not guaranteed to be answered during the event.
About the Greater Vancouver Chamber
The Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC) is Moving Business Forward in SW Washington through business advocacy, connection-making, education, and visibility for our members. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. GVC is the heart of Clark County’s business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Southwest Washington’s infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, go to VancouverUSA.com .
About the Columbia River Economic Development Council
Since 1982, the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) has served as Clark County’s leading economic development organization, connecting companies to the resources they need to expand or locate in the region. As a private-public partnership, we leverage the expertise and collaboration of over 140 investors and strategic partners to advance the economic vitality of Clark County while maintaining our exceptional quality of life. www.credc.org
About Identity Clark County
Identity Clark County (ICC) Identity Clark County is a 25-year-old nonprofit organization comprised of about 90 influential business leaders who seek to strengthen our community. The privately-funded organization maintains an office in Vancouver and a lobbying presence in Olympia. More information is at www.iccbusiness.org