The Dinuba Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee is comprised of business and community leaders who meet with our government representatives once a month to keep apprised of legislative and regulatory issues affecting our businesses and community. At the meetings, concerns are brought forward and recommendations for action are discussed and brought to the Chamber’s board of directors for endorsement. The Dinuba GAC works closely with State, County and City legislators and agencies to address issues and actively seek solutions as we advocate for businesses.
DINUBA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (GAC) POLICY MANUAL
Adopted by the Board of Directors December 2019
The mission of the Governmental Affairs Committee ("GAC") is to provide a basis for The Dinuba Chamber of Commerce ("DCC") to proactively engage in local, state, and federal government related issues and to cultivate positive and productive working relationships with elected officials to create a healthy business climate for Dinuba and our surrounding communities.
- To define the purpose, policies, and process of the DCC GAC to its members and the local communities; and
- To provide proper guidance to the GAC and the Board of Directors in order to facilitate appropriate action on issues that directly impact the local business communities in a clear and timely
DINUBA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (GAC) AREAS OF CONCENTRATION & POLICY STATEMENTS
Areas of Concentration and Policy Statements
The following Areas of Concentration and Policy Statements are those that the DCC and GAC consider of primary importance and urgency to our local business communities.
The GAC identifies six (6) Areas of Concentration and their Policy Statements as follows:
The Chamber believes there are essential elements necessary for our business communities to thrive and therefore supports:
- Local legislative programs and policies to encourage and foster new businesses
and the retention and expansion of existing businesses;
- Cooperative efforts by and with other organizations to support the creation of
- The reduction and elimination of unnecessary paperwork to streamline
permitting and regulatory processes whenever possible;
- Business programs such as grants, loans, workshops, and similar services,
specifically for small, disadvantaged, or start-up businesses;
- Efforts to develop public-private partnerships that enhance and promote
- Efforts to provide adequate infrastructure needed for businesses to thrive.