Under the direction of Jason Ball, the Round Rock Chamber will play a more active role in public policy. Accordingly, staff with support and guidance from the Business Climate Council has worked over the past several months to refresh the chamber’s Agenda for Economic Vitality. During the April 23 Board of Director’s meeting, the updated Agenda for Economic Vitality (Agenda) was approved unanimously.
We thank the chamber’s Business Climate Council chair, John Howard of Dell Technologies, Inc., for his work and support throughout the review process. The chamber also thanks the many stakeholders that provided input throughout the process, including board members and the U.S. Chamber, Texas Association of Business, Round Rock Independent School District, City of Round Rock, Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area, and the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
For those who are not familiar with the Agenda, it is a vehicle for the Round Rock Chamber to express its broad and prevailing positions on vital public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels. The document provides guidance to staff so that they can take swift action on issues as they arise. Such action includes signing letters of support on key issues, providing input on and/or crafting public policy, forming coalitions on key issues, etc. The document is meant to be broad and will serve as the basis for developing a more detailed legislative platform in the coming months and ahead of the next Texas Legislative session which begins in January 2021.
Moving forward, the Agenda will be updated annually to ensure the public policy issues addressed in the document remain timely and relevant.
If you have any questions, contact Amy Mizcles, Vice President of Community Enhancement.