The Advocacy Council's primary purpose is to study, analyze and establish policy, in tandem with our Board of Directors, on government issues and legislation affecting your business community. We then advocate for those positions on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce. Our Chamber develops policies and practices based on the underlying principle that creating and promoting a pro-business political environment will directly enhance the success of private enterprise and quality of life.
For more information, please contact Tracy Weitzenberg at (707) 636-3661.
2017 Advocacy Council Committee
Chair: Mousa Abbasi, Transpedia Consulting Engineers
Vice-Chair: Joe Dietzen, Westamerica Bank
Dean Anderson, Sonoma Life Support/American Medical Response
John Bly, Northern California Engineering Contractors Association
Brian Bottari, Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
Paul Brophy, EGS Inc.
David R Brown, Adobe Associates, Inc.
Pam Chanter, Vantreo Insurance Brokerage
Dan Condron, Sonoma State University
Michael A Cook, Firma Design Group
Ashle Crocker, Thomas Law Group
Harry Davitian, Entek Power Services, Inc.
Stephen Gale, U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05)
Curt Groninga, Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation
Dennis Harter, Sequoia Pacific Mortgage Co.
Evan Hershey, NBC Securities
Doug Hilberman, AXIA Architects
Michael Hyman, Pawn Advantage, The
Judy James, Comcast
Donna Jeye, Donna Jeye
Forrest Jinks, Altus Equity Group, LP
Kristin Kiefer, Hugh Futrell Corporation
Karissa Kruse, Sonoma County Winegrowers
Gary Lentz, PCD
Brian Ling, Sonoma County Alliance
Christopher Manson, St. Joseph Health
John McHugh, Winning Workforce
Victor McKnight, EPIC Insurance
Dale Miller, Romelli Bail Bonds
Mike Purvis, Sutter Health
Steve Schofield, Exchange Bank
Mia Shirley, Friedemann Goldberg LLP
Carolina Spence, Seniors, Inc.
Mallori Spilker, California Apartment Association-North Coast
Jeff Weber, Keysight Technologies
Wendy Young, AIA Redwood Empire Chapter