The mission of the Government Affairs Committee is to influence the development of policies and regulations that aid in the creating of regional opportunities for job creation, business growth and financial success and the creation of new market links and opportunities for Chamber members.

The Government Affairs Committee is the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral’s legislative program, whose volunteer members examines, analyze and monitor relevant legislation of the governmental bodies.  We monitor economic and regional issues of local and state governments that could have an impact on the business community.  The committee maintains a continuing dialogue with elected and appointed government officials from the city and the county, as well as various quasi-judicial agencies.   Our overall focus is on supporting legislation and activities that benefit the economic development and overall quality of life in Florida and, in particular, Cape Coral and Lee County.

The committee meets monthly to talk about issues of interest and if action is warranted, gives recommendations to the chamber’s board of directors.  After the board adopts a position or policy, the Government Affairs Committee participates in disseminating the information to the membership and begins discussions with or presents positions to the appropriate officials.  All chamber members are encouraged to bring their ideas or concerns about economic development in our region to any member of the committee.

For more information about the Government Affairs Committee, please contact President & CEO, Donna Germain at (239) 549-6900 x107.