OBJECTIVE: Enhance communication and discussion with local, federal and state governments on important issues relating to Rowan County, its municipalities, businesses and citizens.

    ACTION ITEMS: Review relevant state and national regulatory and legislative issues, make necessary policy recommendations to the Board of Directors and make these recommendations known to Chamber members, the general public and elected officials. Particular areas of interest include improving Rowan County's economy, land-use and infrastructure/transportation system.

    Encourage Chamber members to correspond with local elected officials, state legislative and congressional leaders on key issues.

    Organize meetings with elected officials and agencies both in Rowan County and Raleigh as needed.

    Participate in the annual Washington, DC trip sponsored by representatives of Congress. Schedule meetings with our congressional delegation while there.

    Organize additional local legislative forums when appropriate and necessary.

    Conduct Candidate Forums as needed for County Commission, Municipal and School Board Elections.

    Continue hosting regular meetings of all Rowan County mayors.