Sacramento, CA: The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce was in Sacramento this week advocating on behalf of its business membership. A delegation of 15 GCVCC members and staff signed up to visit the capital for a one day trip on Monday, April 20th. The delegation met with elected leaders from across the Coachella Valley and Inland Empire, seven legislative offices in total and a meeting with the State Salton Sea Commission.
Topics covered included the Salton Sea, healthcare, professional training and college, tax policy, rail, state intervention in pricing, and general support for the business community.
In addition to meeting with elected leaders, the chamber was also recognized from the floor of the State Assembly by Assemblymember Chad Mays. The Chamber was hosted and supplied a conference room for use by the Office of Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia. The GCVCC also received the President’s Circle award from CalChamber the following Wednesday, a recognition of excellence in legislative advocacy.
“It was a very productive trip,” said GCVCC Board Chair Ernesto Rosales. “It’s important that our chamber be here in Sacramento to share our goals and challenges with elected leaders. The business community in the Coachella Valley needs a voice at the State House, and we are proud to help lend our voices to that effort.”
The GCVCC will be hosting regular trips to Sacramento in the future. If you or a member of your staff would be interested in participating, they should contact Joshua Bonner at the Chamber.