Government Relations Committee
The Government Relations Division of the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau is dedicated to being a strong voice on local, state and federal legislative issues to protect our free enterprise system for the benefit of the business community.
The Government Relations Committee meets on a monthly basis to discuss issues that may impact your business at the local, regional, state and/or national level. The GRC is chaired by Lou Mariani, Chair, Mariani's Inn & Restaurant . The meetings are open to members of the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau that are in good standing. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber Office.
To learn more about this committee, please call the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce at (408) 244-8244.
Political Action Committee
In March of 2010, the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau Board of Directors approved the formation of the Santa Clara Chamber Political Action Committee (SCCPAC).
The mission of the committee is to review, research and recommend support of and/or opposition to proposed ballot measures and legislation, ordinances and other actions of local, county and state governmental bodies. It is also the responsibility of this committee to seek out, evaluate qualifications of and endorse those candidates who are running for public office at the local, county and state level, who support the free enterprise system, believe in fiscally responsible government and whose views represent the interests of the business community. David D. Tobkin is the Chair of the SCCPAC.
The Santa Clara Chamber PAC is a separately funded organization from the Chamber. No membership dues funds will be utilized for the PAC. All funds collected for the SCCPAC are done through separate donations and gifts. Please click here to be directed to the SCCPAC website. To download the donation form for the SCCPAC, please click here. It is the hope of our Board of Directors that you will consider becoming a supporter of your local business community by contributing to the SCCPAC.