Government Affairs Committee
In order to increase our effectiveness, the Board of Directors voted at their 2013 planning retreat to create a TahoeChamber Government Affairs Committee. The TC-GAC is comprised of Board and community members working on your behalf.
Mission Statement of the TC-GAC:
"The Government Affairs Committee is committed to reviewing, developing, and supporting issues that promote economic vitality, with sensitivity and respect for the community and the environment. Our purpose is to advocate for regulations and public policy that align with the Vision of TahoeChamber and the business community."
On March 25, the TC-GAC sent a letter of Opposition to SB 564 to the Honorable Ed Hernandez, Chair of the Senate Healh Committee.
The overarching concern with SB 564 is that it would levy an unnecessary burden and cost on the ski industry, which feeds the economy in South Lake Tahoe.
"We believe this legislation has several implications which are onerous and overbearing to business without he benefit of improved safety for skiers and boarders."
A letter was also written to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in Support of Clean Energy Districts. The Board of Supervisors will be considering the formation of an El Dorado County Clean Energy District at their April 2nd meeting. A Clean Energy District connects contractors with eligible property owners for clean energy and water conservation upgrades. For more information, please visit Ygrene Energy Fund.
Meet the TC-GAC
Patrick Atherton – TC-GAC Chairman & Past Board Chairman
Steve Noll – Chairman of TahoeChamber Board
Jason Drew – Board Member
Betty “B” Gorman – Chamber President/CEO
Kindred Murillo – Board Member
Sue Novasel – Board Member
Stacy Noyes – Board Member
Jim Warlow – Board Member
Craig Woodward – South Tahoe Association of Realtors