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POLICY COMMITTEES

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.

CORE ISSUE AREAS OF INTEREST: 
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.

Infrastructure
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.

Healthcare
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.


2017-2018 Issues Committee

Aviva Gordon (Chair)
Gordon Law

John Wightman
(Vice Chair)
Rich, Wightman & Company, CPAs, LLC

Tim Brooks
Emerald Island Casino  

Rob Buckel
I Want My Two Dollars

David Dahan
Orgill/Singer & Associates

Debbie Tuttle
Keller Williams Realty

Karl Sundberg
Nevada Health Centers

Rick Smith
RDS Properties

Katie Ryan
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican

Chuck Mohler
Eagle Corporate Advisors

Shaundell Newsome
SumNu Marketing

Oren Young
Ethel M. Chocolates (Mars Retail Group)

George Racz
Las Vegas Distillery

Jeremy Golar
Retirement Benefits Group

Non-Voting Members

 

Scott Muelrath
Henderson Chamber

Amber Stidham
Henderson Chamber

Amy Palmeri
Henderson Chamber

Rocky Finseth
Carrara Nevada

Isabelle Beaumont-Frenette
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 (2017 Session)

Aviva Gordon (Chair)
Gordon Law

John Hawk (Vice Chair)
Nevada State High School

Matt Parkins
Martin-Harris Construction

George Garcia
GC Garcia

Katie Ryan
Dignity Health - St. Rose       

Wanda Shumar
Bank of George

Rob Buckel
I Want My Two Dollars

Rick Smith
RDS Associates

Rocky Finseth (Contract Lobbyist)
Carrara Nevada

Scott Muelrath
Henderson Chamber

Amber Stidham
Henderson Chamber

Isabelle Beaumont-Frenette (Contract Lobbyist)
Carrara Nevada

SECTOR RESOURCE GROUP
Tim Brooks
Emerald Island Casino   

John Lopez
Cox Communications

John Wightman
Rich, Wightman & Company, CPAs, LLC

Tony Dazzio
Dazzio Consulting Group

Randy Robison
CenturyLink

Devon Sansone
Sansone Companies

Michelle Romero
Michelle Romero Consulting

John Ramous
Harsch Investment Properties