To serve on the committee please complete an LGAC application and submit it to The West Chamber. To access the application please click > Application.

: The West Chamber’s Local Government Affairs Committee exists to assist the Chamber in working with local government to assure public policy provides and enhances a positive business environment.


  1. Identify potential policy issues impacting the business community and economic environment; especially on a local level
  2. Study and evaluate policy issues, recommending appropriate action to The West Chamber Board of Directors (all Chamber positions will be determined by the Chamber board, having LGAC serve as an advisory committee)
  3. Promote the public policy goals of the Chamber
  4. Serve as a liaison between the members of The West Chamber and the Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Business Lobby
  5. Engage and educate Chamber members in the public policy initiatives and process

Who May Participate:

  • Any Chamber member in good standing may attend and participate in the meetings
  • To serve on the committee, you must apply and be appointed by the Chamber Board of Directors; the committee consists of nine appointed members; the nine appointed members will determine any positions the LGAC recommends to the Chamber board
  • Non-members and guests may attend by invitation only

Committee Schedule:


  • Special presentations
  • Review and updates of JCBL activities
  • Discussion of public policy initiatives and actions taken when appropriate
  • Work to establish and develop a priority agenda for local public policy


  • Committee will operate under Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Any action items related to positions will serve strictly as recommendations for the Chamber Board of Directors
  • Minutes will be taken and provided to the Chamber board and committee members

To access a printable PDF of this outline please click HERE.

Member Stories

Chad Williams, Top Notch Computer Support

“In 2011, my business was going nowhere, so I decided to join the West Metro Chamber. Within the first month, I made so many connections that it really helped get my business off the ground. Now, years later, my business is going strong because of the West Metro Chamber, and the connections keep growing. This is a great place to start and/or grow a business.”

Chad Williams, Top Notch Computer Support