Business Advocacy Council

The Business Advocacy Council (BAC) is another benefit of partnership and provides a basis for the Chamber to act on local, state, and federal governmental issues.

The Chamber is proud to provide key legislative programs as another benefit of partnership. The Business Advocacy Council (BAC) provides a basis for the Chamber to act on local, state, and federal governmental issues. BAC members review and take positions on a range of business related legislation and issues and vote to approve any legislative positions that align with the board-approved public policy platform.

The BAC meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30am in the Chamber Lobby Conference Room. This meeting is open to all partners, while appointed council members have voting authority.

If you are interested in a formal appointment to the BAC, contact Lorraine Clarno by clicking the “Email Us a Question” icon to the right or her at call 503.350.2006.

Download a Powerpoint Presentation from Business Matters: The Voice of Business

Public Policy Board Handbook

“And thanks to all of you, on the BVTN Chamber staff,  for you’re amazing support and advocacy through the years….You been there supporting us in a big way from day one and you haven’t stopped since, so thank you!” ~Mark Haley, Business Relations Director Portland Metro ReStores, Habitat for Humanity

2019 Legislative Agenda
2019 Local Agenda

Appointed Council Members for 2019

  • Dianne Danowski Smith, Publix NW – Co-Chair
  • Travis Jones, NIKE – Co-Chair
  • Gary Carlson, Law Firm of Gary Carlson & Associates
  • Keith Wright, Century 21 Wright & Associates
  • Jim McCreight, Past Board chair
  • Christine Moore, Beaverton Valley Times
  • Ron Reichen, Precision Auto body
  • Steve Smelley, PayneWest Insurance
  • Mark Speigleberg, The Barbers
  • Rhonda Reister, Executive Suites
  • Annie Herbert, Kaiser Permanente
  • Nina Carlson, NW Gas
  • Lorraine Clarno, BACC President/CEO