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Public Policy


Advocate, to federal, state and local levels of government, policies and legislation that encourage economic growth and promote an environment in which businesses can prosper. Create a positive business climate through an aggressive public policy program.

The Chamber's public policy initiatives act as the unified voice of business in Decatur and Morgan County. Each year, the vice chair of public policy and other interested members prepare a legislative agenda, monitor legislative activities that could affect Decatur and Morgan County, and keep in contact with elected officials to lobby for “business-friendly” legislation. The group also is responsible for organizing the Chamber’s annual trip to Montgomery and Washington, D.C., which is open to all members.

Annually, the Chamber hosts four "State of" events featuring from state and local officials updating the membership on the state of business and the economy.

These reports include:

  • State of City Address - Delivered by the Mayor or other leading city official.
  • State of County Address - Delivered by the Morgan County Commission Chairman.
  • State of the State - Delivered by members of the Morgan County Legislative Delegation.
  • State of Healthcare - Delivered by area healthcare executives.

The public policy committee further impacts public policy by working closely with other business organizations including:

  • Business Council of Alabama (BCA)
  • Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA)
  • Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA)
  • Manufacture Alabama
  • Alabama Retail Association

How to get Involved

The easiest way to make an impact on public policy issues affecting Decatur and Morgan County is to vote. If you are not a registered voter, we encourage you to become one. Find out how to register to vote by clicking here.

Committee Resources

The Chamber wishes to thank its Strategic Partners for their support.

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