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 currently meets virtually on the first Thursday of every month at 8:00 am.  This meeting is open to all partners, while appointed council members have voting authority. Contact Evelyn Orr – evelyn@beaverton.org for calendar invite and zoom link.

If you are interested in a formal appointment to the BAC,  call 503.350.2006.

2021 Legislative and Local Priorities

Appointed Council Members for 2021

Steve Smelley, Goldfinch Consulting – Chair of BAC

Nina Carlson, NW Gas

Dianne Danowski Smith, Publix NW

Troy Gagliano, Portland General Electric

Annie Herbert, Kaiser Permanente

Travis Jones, NIKE

Jim McCreight, Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC)

Christine Moore, Pamplin Media Group

Ron Reichen, Precision Body & Paint, Inc

Rhonda Reister, Beaverton Round Executive Suites

Mark Spiegelberg, The Barbers

Keith Wright, CENTURY 21 Wright & Assoc., Inc.