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.





Issues Committee Chairperson

Aviva Gordon

Gordon Law

Issues Committee Vice Chairperson

John Wightman

Rich, Wightman & Company CPAs

Legislative Chairperson

Aviva Gordon

Gordon Law

HCC Executive Board designee

Craig Kirkland

Nevada State Bank

H.D.A. Trustee Vice Chairperson

Stu Hitchen

SH4 Development

Taxes & Regulations TF Lead

Chuck Mohler

Eagle Corporate Advisors

Infrastructure & Developable Lands TF Lead

Kevin Burke

Burke Construction

Healthcare TF Lead

Katie Ryan

Dignity Health-St. Rose Hospitals

Workforce Readiness TF Lead

Tim Brooks

Emerald Island Casino

HCC Government Affairs Director

Amber Stidham

Henderson Chamber of Commerce

HCC President/CEO

Scott Muelrath

Henderson Chamber of Commerce

Task Forces (TF):

2018-2019 Issues - Taxes & Regulations TF



*TF LEAD: Chuck Mohler, Eagle Corporate Advisors

John Wightman

Rich, Wightman & Company CPAs

George Racz

Las Vegas Distillery

Jeremy Golar

LPL Financial

2018-2019 Issues - Infrastructure & Lands Development TF



*TF LEAD: Kevin Burke, Burke Construction

John Ramous

Harsch Investment Properties

Kami Dempsey

Accretive Consulting

Rick Smith

RDS Associates

Randy Robison


2018-2019 Issues - Healthcare TF



*TF LEAD: Katie Ryan, Dignity Health-St. Rose Hospitals

Sam Kaufman

Henderson Hospital

Matt Grimes

Desert Radiology

Asha Jones


2018-2019 Issues - Workforce Readiness (education) TF



*TF LEAD: Tim Brooks, Emerald Island Casino

Zach Kumler

Alpha Roster

Debbie Tuttle

Keller Williams Realty

Rob Buckel

I Want My Two Dollars

Shaundell Newsome

SumNu Marketing

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.