• Advocacy Council

  • Goals & Strategies

    STRATEGY AND COMMUNICATION PLANS

    Vision: To be the Voice for business in the Fairfield and Suisun City region.

    Mission: To assist the Chamber in being a strong and strategic advocate for its members, while strengthening the economic vitality of area businesses and enhancing the quality of life in the community. 

    GOALS AND STRATEGIES:

    In addition to the mission and goals set forth by the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce, the Advocacy Council will enhance and more tightly focus its efforts to achieve specific strategic goals over the next two years. These include:

    SERVE AS THE VOICE FOR BUSINESS:

    The Chamber advocates for business success and regional economic growth by promoting policy and funding decisions on behalf of its members to local, state and federal government officials. 

    • Promoting its positions on key local, state, and federal issues impacting businesses;
    • Recruiting business-friendly candidates for elected officials; 
    • Working collaboratively with government leaders to provide positive outcomes for its members

    Advocacy Council Charter

    Advocacy Council Application

    For additional information, please contact Dawn La Bar, Chair of the Advocacy Council at (707) 428-7400.

    CalChamber Legislator Vote Record — Bill Tracking

    Agenda Meeting Updates

    September 2019 - Alert Solano is Solano County’s Regional Emergency Notification System, and if you live, work, or travel frequently within the county, it is an essential tool to have.  It enables agencies within the county to provide you on any device with critical information in a variety of situations, including severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, evacuations and natural disasters. » Full article

     

    August 2019 - California State Senator, Bill Dodd, D-Solano, was the speaker Aug. 13 at a morning advocacy meeting hosted by the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce at NorthBay Healthcare. More than 50 people, most from Solano County cities and chambers, attended to hear Dodd’s remarks on the important issues before state legislatures. » Full article

     

    July 2019 - Solano County’s behavioral health department, with its team of clinicians, doctors, nurses, and mental health specialists, has several programs in place related to their ongoing efforts to reach the homeless, as well as other individuals struggling with mental health. » Full article

     

    June 2019 - Over the last four years, the Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s Energy Watch program, administered locally through the Solano Economic Development Corporation, has helped over 500 area businesses to see $2.6 million in energy savings and $1.8 million in rebates. » Full article

     

    May 2019 Senate Bill 50, the More HOMES Act of 2019 currently in the state’s appropriations committee, was front and center at the May 14 meeting of the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber’s Advocacy Council.  » Full article

     

    April 2019 - The Fairfield-Suisun Chamber’s Advocacy Council heard presentations Tuesday (April 9) from representatives of the League of Women Voters and Solano County’s Registrar of Voters.  » Full article

    Meet the Council

    Advocacy Council Chair

    Dawn-Labar
    Dawn La Bar
    City of Fairfield
    dlabar@fairfield.ca.gov

     

     

    Fairfield-Suisun Chamber Board Chair

    Andrea-Garcia
    Andrea Garcia
    Touro University California
    andrea.garcia@tu.edu

     


     

    Fairfield-Suisun Chamber Board Chair-Elect

    Chuck-Wood
    Chuck Wood
    Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell

    charleswood@matticelawoffices.com

     


     

    Advocacy Council Members

    Paul-Adler
    Paul Adler
    Valero Benicia Refinery
    paul.adler@valero.com

     

     

    Danny Bernardini
    Napa-Solano Building & Constructions Trade Council

     

    John Caladim
    Travis Credit Union

     

    Mike-Cavanagh
    Mike Cavanagh
    Cavanagh Ringelman CPA's, PC
    mcavanagh@cavanaghringelman.com

     

     

    Mike-Coan
    Michael Coan
    Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell
    michael@flgch.com

     

     

    Manny Cosme
    Professional Small Business Services, Inc.

     

    Mike-Easter
    Mike Easter
    California EnSIGHT, Inc.
    measter@ensight.net

     

     

    Steve-Huddleston
    Steve Huddleston
    NorthBay Healthcare
    shuddleston@northbay.org

     

     

    Mike-Reagan
    Mike Reagan
    Travis Regional Armed Forces Committee (TRAFC)
    mike.reagan@att.net

     

     

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