The BAC is a 25 member committee that serves as the public policy arm of The Chamber. It is tasked with staying up to speed on various federal, state and local issues and keeps Chamber members informed and engaged on public policy issues that make a difference to our area businesses and have an impact on our local economy.
The BAC meets with elected and other public officials regularly to gather information and work toward solutions to regional issues that affect The Chamber membership and regional businesses as a whole. We also hold Public Policy Forums that are open to every member of The Chamber. These forums provide an opportunity for Chamber members to have personal interaction with their elected officials and decision-makers.
The BAC is also responsible for updating and revising theAgenda for Economic Vitality in Nevada, a vital rulebook on The Chamber’s position on federal, state and local issues. The Agenda for Economic Vitality in Nevada governs all of The Chamber’s public policy pronouncements and positions.
2016 BAC Members: Josh Bartella, Microsoft, Chair Mary Simmons, NV Energy Tina Iftiger, Airport Authority Brian Reeder, AGC Stephen Ascuaga, Peppermill Resort Casino Cheri Hill, Sage International Jack Byrom, TMWA Jim Hunting, Sierra Pacific Federal Credit Union Jason Lewis, Arbors Memory Care Teri Bath, Garden Shop Nursery Carol Nicholson, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Floyd Rowley, Johnson Group Audrey Damonte, Altus Insurance Group George Foster Bill Newberg, Grove-Madsen Industries Nancy McCormick, EDAWN liaison Reed Simmons, Avison Young Chris Bosse, Renown Bruce Gescheider, Moana Nursery Tim Ruffin, Colliers International Bill Hughes, Peppermill Resort Casino Viola Cody, Entravision Buzz Harris, WBH Strategies Brad Woodring, First American Title Jim McClenahan, UNR College of Business Dennis McGovern, Legends at Sparks Marina Sarah Sommers, Solution At Work Danny DeLaRosa, United Federal Credit Union Grant Sims, Nevada Home Connections