Issues Committee

The Issues Committee pursues matters of interest to the Southern Nevada business community. It encourages policymakers, business leaders and members to support policy that creates opportunities and innovations, as well as promotes growth. During the last Nevada Legislative Session (2015), the Henderson Chamber of Commerce (HCC) was successful in providing actionable support and opposition to a number of bills to support businesses.

The HCC supports a pro-business climate that allows for job growth and economic diversity, which is imperative to our continued economic growth and success. The committee focuses its advocacy efforts in the following areas:

Economic Development
Economic competitiveness through diversification, workforce development, access to capital, public-private collaboration and proper land-use policies to support a vibrant economy and ability to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for businesses.

Taxes & Regulations
Tax policies that stimulate growth, innovation, job creation and support regulations that provide businesses with certainty and flexibility.

Education & Workforce Readiness
Encourage enhanced education and skilled workforce efforts that aim to produce a well-educated, well-trained Nevada workforce for tomorrow’s business needs while also supporting education measures that appeal to existing, expanding and relocating businesses.

Projects and policies that improve infrastructure in the areas of communication, energy, water and transportation as critical public assets that benefit all businesses and promote job growth and livability in Henderson.

Meaningful health care reform and education curricula support aimed at addressing better health outcomes, enhance individual experience of care, reduce per capita cost of care, and support quality of life measures that appeal to existing, expanding and relocating businesses.

2016 Issues Committee

Stan Olsen
Olsen Strategic Group

John Hawk
Nevada State High School

Aviva Gordon
Gordon Law

Rob Buckel
I Want My Two Dollars

Katie Ryan
Dignity Health - St. Rose       

John Wightman
Rich, Wightman & Company

Tim Brooks
Emerald Island Casino   

Dan Andersen

David Dahan
Orgill/Singer & Associates

Debbie Tuttle
Keller Williams Realty

Oren Young
Ethel M. Chocolates (Mars Retail Group)

Rick Smith
RDS Properties

Karl Sundberg
Nevada Health Centers

Bonnie Benevides
Meadows Bank

Dave Beason
The Muffler Shop

George Racz
The Distillery

John Lopez
Cox Communications

Non-Voting Members
Scott Muelrath
Henderson Chamber

Amber Stidham
Henderson Chamber

Rocky Finseth

Carrara Nevada


Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee works together with our lobbyist to convey the voice of Southern Nevada’s business community to our state representatives during the legislative session. The committee maintains and tracks a robust watch list of bills its finds are significant to the needs of member businesses. Our lobbyist communicates those policy priorities and positions to legislators and other key stakeholders.

Legislative Committee (2015 Session)

Stan Olsen - Chair
Olsen Strategic Group

George Garcia
GC Garcia, Inc.

Tim Brooks
Emerald Island Casino

Aviva Gordon
Gordon Law

Rick Smith
RDS Properties

Katie Ryan
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals

Natalie Buckel  
Smoke’s Poutinerie

Randy Robison

Dr. John Hawk
Nevada State High School

Scott Muelrath – President/CEO
Henderson Chamber of Commerce

Rocky Finseth - Lobbyist
Carrara Nevada