Government Affairs for the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce is a key component in assuring that each member has a voice in business issues that affect them on the city, county, state and national level. During the monthly meeting, a keynote message is provided on a local, state or federal issue along with updates on topics such as current and pending legislation, transportation, roads, etc.
Members of Government Affairs must be members in good standing of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce. Members are strongly encouraged to attend monthly meetings to increase their knowledge on key business issues, in addition to continuing the growth of their business relationships within the community. There's no additional cost to attend the meeting. Potential members are welcome to visit two meetings before being asked to join the Chamber.
The Government Affairs meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of each month, 9:00 a.m., Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce, Large Conference Room.
Goals for 2012:
- Conduct monthly meetings that focus on city, county, state and federal issues
- Conduct the semi-annual Denton County Day in Austin and Washington D.C.
- Advocate the LACC's State Legislative Agenda during the 82nd Legislative Session
- Develop a National Agenda for the Denton County Day in DC for 2012
- Develop a Denton County Candidates School
Denton County Transportation Authority
Expanding the Smoking Ordinance:
The Lewisville City Council is reviewing the current smoking ordinance and considering adding more restrictions that will expand the smoking parameters from public buildings to include restaurants and bars. The current ordinance bans smoking in public buildings but does not restrict smoking in bars, patios, and entrance areas. Restaurants are allowed to having smoking and non-smoking areas.
We want your input! Take this brief survey to let us know what you think about expanding the smoking ban.