Who We Are: This committee includes leaders from local and state government, non-profit organizations, large and mid-size corporations, and small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Community and Government Relations Committee serves as a source of advice and counsel to the on advocacy and business issues of impact and importance to the membership-at-large and the business community in the Southern Chester County region. The Committee shares information within the Chamber, and representatives serve on task forces and committees that address issues in the regional business community.
What We Do: The committee receives monthly reports from the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce about issues affecting the business community, discusses potential advocacy activity, and in turn relays that information to our Membership base through its monthly publication, The Reporter. In addition to keeping up-to-date about issues, the Committee members also present issues to their elected officials on behalf of the Chamber to ensure our Members’ voices are heard when legislation is being considered. The Community and Government Relations Committee takes an active role in planning speakers and programs that inform and enlighten Chamber members.
When We Meet: First Friday of the month from 8:00 - 9:30 am at the SCCCC office in West Grove. Responsibilities: Representatives of the Community and Government Relations Committee serve on task forces outside the Chamber, such as the Route 1 Economic Development Initiative and the Mushroom Ag Workforce task force.
Review monthly reports from Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce
Bring potential issues affecting Souther Chester County business community to discussion
Assist in presenting issues to elected officials
Help plan speakers and programs for Chamber members
Want to join or learn more? Contact the committee chairman or the Chamber. Committee Chair: Tony Scheivert(New Garden Township) Tony is a member of the Chamber's Board of Directors. He also serves as Chairman of the Community & Government Relations Committee and serves on the Southern Chester County Mushroom/AG Labor Crisis Task Force. Tony is Township Manager of New Garden Township. New Garden Township is located in Chester County on Starr Road in Landenberg.
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