Public Policy

The Chattanooga Chamber serves as the voice of business and plays a particularly vital role in the policy arena, seeking to be a dynamic, constructive partner in the policy-making process.

Chattanooga Chamber team members organize these activities with the leadership and support of Chattanooga Chamber members, including the Public Policy Committee, the Board of Directors, the Executive Board, and Chamber councils. Policy positions are frequently informed by input from Chamber members, through surveys, focus groups, committees and other input.

In addition, the Chattanooga Chamber maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in Tennessee’s other urban areas. The Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville chambers typically issue a joint policy agenda prior to each state legislative session and communicate regularly throughout the year. As circumstances warrant, the Chattanooga Chamber may also engage in policy-related activities with the Tennessee Chamber, the U.S. Chamber, and the Tennessee Business Roundtable, as well as various ad hoc coalitions.

The Chamber’s Board includes representation from all levels of government, including Hamilton County Mayor Weston Wamp, Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly, Senator Todd Gardenhire, and U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann.

The Chattanooga Chamber does not endorse candidates or engage in partisan activity of any type.